The Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Healthcare System:
What Caregivers Need to Know
Friday, July 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Human trafficking is an ongoing public health threat that often goes undetected. The health system can play an important role in identifying and treating trafficking victims. From their immediate physical and emotional healthcare concerns to longer-term mental health and substance use issues, trafficking survivors often need a complex array of healthcare services. Mental health services are particularly important, as virtually all survivors have experienced some form of trauma. Because healthcare providers are in a unique position to identify victims and provide them with physical and psychological care, it’s critical that caregivers can identify the signs and find strategies to help their patients. At this conference, leading national and regional speakers – as well as a survivor of human trafficking – will provide an overview of this public health issue and discuss strategies and resources that providers can integrate into their organizations to better treat these victimized patients.
Identifying and Caring For Human Trafficking Victims: Building Protocols in Your Organizations
Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, and Emergency Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
10 a.m. BREAK
Community Resources for Caregivers & Victims
Oscar Delgado, Outreach Coordinator, NE Coalition Against Trafficking
11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Cross Sector Collaborations Between Healthcare & Law Enforcement
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH, FACEP, Medical Director, MGH Violence Intervention Advocacy Program
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Additional Panelists TBD
LUNCHEON & Closing Presentation
The Human Face of Trafficking: Caregivers Can Make a Difference
Survivor Jasmine Marino
1:30 p.m. Program Adjourns