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Title: 4th Annual Traffic School: Trauma Informed Healthcare Response
Date time:
11/1/2018 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
4483 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact Name: Kathleen Thimsen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 618-210-6484

Please register for the conference here.

The purpose of Traffic School is to increase awareness and inform the health care community about best practices in identification and response to victims of human trafficking. This is the 4th annual conference, started at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in 2015.

The keynote speaker is Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN, senior nurse scientist, founder and director of the C.A.R.E Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, research associate in the department of Women’s Health Tri-Chair, Partners Trauma, Informed Steering Committee Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

The C.A.R.R.E Clinic (Caring Approach to Recovery & Empowerment) provides patient centered and trauma-informed health care to people who have been intentionally harmed by violence. Dr. Lewis-O’Connor is committed to addressing violence from a research, policy, education, and clinical perspective.

Learner outcomes for Traffic School are:

  • Identify potential sex or labor trafficking victims;
  • Implement key aspects of trauma informed care and response to promote resilience and improved outcomes;
  • Employ victim centered approach to care by incorporating survivor perspectives into health care encounters;
  • Describe available resources for health systems to develop appropriate and safe response for victim centered care.

Agenda for Traffic School:

7:30 – 8 am: Registration and Breakfast

8 - 8:15 am: Welcome

8:15 - 9:15 am: Sex Trafficking - Andrea Nichols, PhD, St. Louis Community College & Washington University

9:15 - 9:30 am: Break

9:30 - 10:30 am: Labor Trafficking - Jennifer Druse, FBI

10:30 am - 12:15 pm: Health Impacts and Clinical Response: Trauma Informed Care & Resilience - Annie O’Connor-Lewis ANP, FNE, FAAN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

12:15 - 1:15 pm: Lunch, Posters and Exhibitors

1:15 - 2:15 pm: Survivor Perspectives - QI Through the Patient Lens - Panel Discussion Moderator, Katie Rhoades MSW, Healing Action

2:15 - 3:30 pm: Simulation Case Studies in Human Trafficking - Get in the Driver’s Seat - Moderator, Lee Jarls, MSN, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

3:30 - 4 pm: Health Systems Preparedness & Response for Safe Discharge - Becky Sarabia, MSN, WHNP, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

4 - 4:15 pm: Wrap Up and Evaluations

Registration for the event is free, with an option to pay for lunch. Please note, the student discounted lunch rate.

Please register for the conference here.

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