Human Trafficking: Myths vs. Reality

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Date: June 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: ZOOM
Category: Other

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for the upcoming webinar:

"Human Trafficking: Myths vs. Reality"

The prevalence of human trafficking has reached alarming levels in the United States. To address this widespread crisis, individuals licensed or registered by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA); e.g., physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and professional counselors all have a new continuing educational requirement which must be met when seeking initial or renewal of an individual’s licensure or registration.


This presentation will help attendees meet the requirement of licensing in the State of Michigan through:

  • Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in Michigan and the United States.
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings.
  • Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  • Identifying resources for reporting when suspecting a child is a victim of human trafficking.
  • Dispelling myths, unlearning, and relearning together throughout this talk

Methods & Outcomes:

Learners will be able to implement a trauma-informed, rights-based approach to the initial medical evaluation and discuss ways in which health professionals may contribute to a multidisciplinary response to human trafficking. They will be better educated on different aspects of human trafficking and will be able to prevent, identify, and obtain resources for victims.

Guest Speaker:

Dena Nazer, M.D., F.A.A.P., Dr. Nazer is an associate professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University. She is the Medical Director at the Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in Detroit. Dr. Nazer is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. Dr. Nazer was appointed by the governor to the Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board and served a 3-year term. She teaches locally, nationally and internationally on different aspects of child maltreatment including human trafficking.

June 2021