Upcoming Human Trafficking Related Educational Events

September 18, 2018

Missouri Meetings & Events has worked to report on and spread education regarding the issue of Human Trafficking both as a general topic and how it pertains to our industry in this region. Below is a schedule of educational events taking place throughout the state regarding Human Trafficking. This schedule of events has been provided by the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network. Our hope is that we can continue the conversation surrounding this issue and work collaboratively within our industry to promote the end of human trafficking in all its forms.

The Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) is an informal network of researchers, students and community partners with a common interest in improving understanding of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable populations supported by the Washington University Institute for Public Health.

Upcoming Events: 

Midwest Human Trafficking Conference

  • When: September 28, Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:
  • Where: Spellman Center, Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room, Lindenwood University
  • $20 fee. Scholarship available.
  • Description: Topics include use of technology in HT recruitment, an introduction to the Missouri Attorney General Human Trafficking Task Force, and a discussion on identifying strategies and tools, and trauma-informed care. Click Here For Flyer 
  • Sponsor: Gateway Human Trafficking
  • RSVP: http://www.yellowbutterflystl.org/

Human Trafficking Conference: “They Never Asked”

  • When: October 12, Friday, 2018,  7:15 am – 4:30 pm
  • Where: MG Nelson Family Auditorium, Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W Miller Street, Springfield, Illinois
  • Fees vary.
  • Description:  This all-day program is designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, law enforcement personnel and other professionals who may, in their line of work, encounter trafficked persons.
  • Sponsors: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Click Here For Flyer
  • RSVP: http://www.siumed.edu/cpd (In the drop-down under “Learners” click on “Conferences”)

HTCN-NCJW Strategic Planning for Successful Advocacy: National, State, and Local Examples of Human Rights and Trafficking Legislation

  • Where: Washington University Institute for Public Health, Medical School Campus, TAB bldg.
  • Open to public; free.
  • Sponsors: Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN), National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW); Washington University Brown School Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; WU Brown School Clark-Fox Policy Institute; WU Institute for Public Health.
  • Description: HTCH and NCJW jointly offer this four part lecture series to help community members fully understand national and local law making procedures and to play an active role in reform of policies in human rights and trafficking.
  • RSVP requested.
  • For more details, contact: pricerk@wustl.edu or margaret.mccarthy@wustl.edu

Goldfarb School of Nursing Fourth Annual Trafficking School: Trauma Informed Healthcare Response   

  • When: November 1, 2018, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT
  • Where: Goldfarb School of Nursing
  • Fees $12-$30.
  • Sponsors: Goldfarb School of Nursing, Academy of Forensic Nursing, Human Trafficking Collaborative Network
  • Description:  Goldfarb School of Nursing began offering Traffic School in 2015. The purpose was to increase awareness and inform the healthcare community about best practices in identification and response to victims of human trafficking. This year is the 4th Annual conference. Our keynote speaker is   Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN-  Senior Nurse Scientist, Founder & Director of the C.A.R.E Clinic @ Brigham and Women’s Hospital- The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology.   Research Associate – Department of Women’s Health Tri-Chair- Partners Trauma-Informed Steering Committee Instructor- Harvard Medical School  Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor is a dually Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics and Women’s Health. She is the Founder and Director of the C.A.R.R.E Clinic (Caring Approach to Recovery & Empowerment) which provides patient centered and trauma-informed health care to people who have been intentionally harmed by violence.
  • RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-traffic-school-trauma-informed-healthcare-response-tickets-48738919420
  • Contact: Kathleen.Thimsen@BarnesJewishCollege.edu

About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.