Human trafficking is a growing concern throughout the nation, and Ohio is at the center of the problem. Ohio Governor John Kasich has identified nurses working in the school setting as a key group to prevent and identify human trafficking among their students. At the Governor’s direction, the Ohio Department of Health School Nursing program collaborated with the ODH Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program and others to develop a new protocol for Ohio school nurses (the first of its kind in the nation) to provide guidance to nurses on how to prevent, identify and appropriately intervene when trafficking of students is suspected.
The introduction of this new protocol will be done at a summer 2013 ODH conference Human Trafficking: An Update for Nurses Working in Ohio Schools. This day-long training will provide nurses working in the school setting with information about the prevention, identification and intervention for students who are trafficked. It will include a presentation by a human trafficking survivor, introduction of the new protocol, definition of human trafficking, information about the national hotline and other resources available to help you understand human trafficking in Ohio.
This conference is free and 4.25 nursing contact hours will be awarded to nurses who attend all sessions. Further information may be found at in the attached flyer or by going to: