Human Trafficking Awareness: Implications for Schools

Human Trafficking Awareness: Implications for Schools

Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm ET

Presented by Rhonda Hertwig, RN, MSN, CPNP, RCM Health Services

Human trafficking is the second largest crime next to the selling of drugs, and is a type of maltreatment. In 2015, the NHRTC (National Human Trafficking Resource Center), reported 5,545 potential cases in the U.S. alone. 29% involved minor victims. In 2016, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Of those, 86% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran. This impacts the health and wellness of our students, and in turn impacts their academic and lifelong outcomes.

Join ASHA and Rhonda Hertwig in this webinar to review what constitutes human trafficking, understand the trauma/stress impact specific to children of human trafficking, review two legislative and policy initiatives adopting Trauma Informed Care Framework, and how school health professionals and faculty can help identify and prevent students at-risk to human trafficking. Resources will be provided to help school health professionals to support and sustain Trauma Informed Sensitivity and Trauma Informed Framework, including position statements, policy engagement, and parental involvement. We have limited seats, please register today and be sure to show up early prior to the webinar to ensure your spot.

Learning Objectives

  • Review of what constitutes human trafficking
  • Understand the link between trauma/toxic stress and the impact it has specific to children
  • List two legislative or policy initiatives related to encouraging schools to adopt the Trauma Informed Care Framework in their districts.
  • Discuss the roles of the schools in terms of preventing a student from becoming a victim to human trafficking

Webinar Resources

Continuing Education

1.0 continuing education credits for CHES®/MCHES® and CNE for Nurses has been approved for this webinar. Certificates of attendance can also be obtained. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar for $30. Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email