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Date(s) - September 10, 2019
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Event Details

Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Respond to Victims in the Clinical Setting

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core

Medical and Dental professionals are among the few in society that have contact with human trafficking victims while they are being trafficked, yet they are poorly prepared, lacking the skills and knowledge to first identify and second appropriately respond to the needs of these individuals. This has led to a situation reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s where healthcare professionals often misunderstand the issue, fail to recognize its scope, or falsely believe it does not occur in their communities. Meanwhile, here in Sacramento, these patients are seen in our offices every day

  • Discuss the prevalence of human trafficking in our community and identify where it occurs.
  • Explain the warning signs and symptoms to identify a human trafficking victim and how to responds appropriately in collaboration with law enforcement, community agencies, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Describe trauma informed care techniques to avoid retraumatization when providing care.

Ronald Chambers, MD, FAAFPS:

Dr. Chambers attended medical school at George Washington in Washington DC, residency at Dignity Health Methodist Hospital, completed fellowships in Faculty Development, Program Director Development, and earned the title of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the DIO and Program Director for the Dignity Health Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, Chair of the Family Medicine Department, Chief of South Sacramento Hill Physicians, Medical Director for Mercy Family Health Center and Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven, Physician Advisor for the Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response, Clinical Faculty for UC Davis School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor for California Northstate College of Medicine. He is passionate about the creation of trauma-informed, victim-centered longitudinal medical homes for survivors of human trafficking coinciding with resident physician education and training and the use of survivor informed practices.

Jennifer Cox:

Jennifer Cox, is Program Director, Human Trafficking Medical Safe Haven, for Dignity Health’s Family Medicine Residency and Advisor for the system wide Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response Program (HTRP). Jennifer has been strategically involved in Dignity Health’s human trafficking initiative since 2015, serving as steering committee member, and as Community Health Specialist, Jennifer lead initiative support for 5 of the Dignity Health Hospitals in the greater Sacramento area. Prior to this role Jennifer served 5 years as an Executive Director for a Sacramento community resource center and medical clinic, while concurrently serving 12 years as an ICCE certified women’s health educator for Sutter Health and 20 years as director of women’s community outreach programs in Davis, Ca.
For the past 25 years, Jennifer’s program support for vulnerable populations has taken her internationally to Kosovo, Brazil, and Greece.

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