Identifying Human Trafficking Victims in our Midst: A Public Health Response

LIVE WORKSHOP to learn about human trafficking as a public health issue, and ways to support and provide care to persons who have experienced human trafficking.

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Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

MGH Institute of Health Professions
2 Constitution Plaza
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129

Fee for registrants claiming CEU - $199
 (Refer to Accreditation section)
Fee for non-CEU registrants - $99
 (Use code HTnonceu upon checkout.)

CEU = Continuing Education Unit

Group Rate:
15% off for groups of 3 or more from the same organization
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Student Rate*:
$49 - Use code htstudent49 upon checkout.
*Student Rate applies to individuals currently enrolled in a full-time degree program at the time of the workshop who will not be claiming CEUs. It does not apply to part-time students. Student status verification may be requested.

Course Overview

The purpose of this workshop is to address the critical role of the interprofessional team in addressing the identification, assessment, evaluation, management, and follow-up of individuals who are trafficked. A trauma-informed care model will be explored for application in clinical practice by all members of the interprofessional team.

Upon completion of this workshop you will able to...

  • Describe the issues of human trafficking as a public health issue.
  • Discuss the types of human trafficking.
  • Explicate a framework of trauma-informed care for persons who have experienced human trafficking.
  • Recognize and identify the physical and mental health consequences of human trafficking in your clinical practice and patient interactions.
  • Examine the role of law enforcement and govermental agencies in addressing human trafficking.
  • Access general social service referrals.

Who Should Attend

Social Workers
Case Managers
Nurses/Advanced Practice Nurses
Physician Assistants
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Community health care workers
Outreach workers
Other key providers and staff who have patient contact

Course Directors


Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH
Executive Director, HEAL Trafficking
Emergency Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Stoklosa, Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, is an emergency physcian at Brigham and Women's Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Stoklosa is a well-recognized investigator, advocate, and speaker focusing on the public health of trafficking survivors in the US and internationally. She has advised the International Organization for Migration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and National Academy of Medicine on issues of human trafficking and testified as an expert witness multiple times before the US Congress. Moreover, she has conducted research on trafficking and vulnerable populations in a diversity of settings including Australia, China, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Liberia, Nepal, Kasakhstan, the Phillipines, South Sudan, Taiwan, and Thailand. Dr. Stoklosa published the first textbook addressing the public health response to trafficiking, Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue: A paradigm Expansion in the United States.


Patrice Nicholas, DnSc, DHL (Hon.), MPH, RN, ANP-C, FAAN
Director, Global Health and Academic Partnerships, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor, School of Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Dr. Nicholas is a certified adult nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in adult health. Dr. Nicholas' primary research focus is on HIV/AIDS care and research, particularly symptom management in HIV/AIDS; and quality of life in chronic illness. Her recent work focused on adherence to HIV and TV medications in South Africa; symptom management for pripheral neuropathy; and quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer. Dr. Nicholas was a Fullbright Senior Scholar in Germany in 2003 addressing demographic challenges and health issues in Western Europe; she also serves as Visiting Professor at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Nicholas is the author of numerous publications related to the care of individuals with HIV/AIDs and quality of life in chronic illness. SHe began at the MGH in 1977 in a variety of staff positions and joined the faculty at the MGH Institute in 1989. She was a Fullbright Senior Scholar in South Africa 2007 for a lecturing/research award to investigate the neuropathy symptoms in HIV disease.


In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Applications are in progress for Social Work and Case Management continuing education credit. 


How to Register

Add this workshop to your cart using the Enroll Now button at the top right of this page in order to proceed with Checkout. You will be asked to quickly create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system for this conference and any future IHP Continuing Education offerings you may participate in.

Payment Options

Debit/Credit Card
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Personal Check
 - Please contact Ginny Do, if using this method, to properly enroll into this conference. Make check payable to "MGH Institute of Health Professions" and send with attention to:

Ginny Do - CIPSI
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less administrative fee of $9 if cancellation is received prior to May 22, 2018. To cancel, send your cancellation request via email to the Office of Continuing and Professional Development. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice. Cancellations received after May 22, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation of activity: In the very unlikely event that IHP CPD cancels or postpones the activity due to circumstances beyond its control, IHP CPD's liability will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.

 Contact Us

For any additional questions regarding this conference or the registration process, please contact:

Ginny Do - Program Manager
Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Phone: 617-724-3193

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