2nd Annual ONA Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium

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Join Us for the 2nd Annual ONA Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium

For 2022, the symposium is virtual via CE4Nurses and features 3 different courses. 
What Happened to You? A book discussion with implications for practice
  • A live-virtual, book-club style discussion about an insightful trauma-informed care book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    • Learners will be able to share their thoughts and learn about various other resources during this session. Pre-reading of the book not required for attendance. The live discussion is June 22nd at Noon and a recording is planned to be made available.
The Fundamentals of Human Trafficking for Health Care Professionals 
Human Trafficking Nursing Education: Discoveries, Insights and Takeaways
  • These self-paced courses are recorded-only and will present foundational information about human trafficking, as well as strategies nurses can use to create, implement, and/or advocate for enhanced human trafficking identification and prevention programs in their workplaces. 
    • The courses will become available by 6/22/22 and registrants will get an email reminder when the courses open.
Free for ONA Members
$25.00 for all others

The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    A Webinar about how to create and integrate human trafficking awareness education into academic and care-site programs.

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    Criteria for Successful Completion: View entire webinar and complete evaluation.

    No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company. 

    Exp. Date: 12/1/2023

    The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    Lara Wilken, DNP, RN

    Dr. Lara Wilken (she/her/hers) coordinates the RN-BSN program at Bowling Green State University, earning her doctorate with a focus on healthcare and human trafficking. She has been educating healthcare providers for the last eight years on human trafficking, developed hospital policy and is co-chair of the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Public Awareness Committee.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A 1.5 Contact hours Webinar activity regarding the current state of human trafficking and strategies for identification of victims.

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    Criteria for Successful Completion: Commensurate with participation and completion of an evaluation form.

    Exp. Date: 7/1/2024

    No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company. 

    The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

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    Alicia Ley, BA

    Alicia Ley currently serves the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking as a Program Specialist where she founded and leads the Survivor Advisory Council. Alicia has spent many years advocating and building holistic, trauma- informed programing to support survivors as they journey through healing. It’s these face-to-face relationships, as well as Alicia’s lived experienced, is what fuels her fiery passion to provide accurate and engaging education and awareness to our region. She is fervent about bringing survivors and allies together in order to provide empowering solutions in the fight against human trafficking.  

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/22/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    A live webinar, book club style discussing the book "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing".

    Join ONA member and founder of Local Outreach Volunteers, Nurse Candace Miller, for a nursing-focused discussion about the book "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Candace is often reading and looking for opportunities to improve her knowledge of trauma informed care as she serves Human Trafficking victims and survivors, and she found this book insightful in its approach to trauma informed care. Join us for an opportunity to share your thoughts and learn about this and other resources that will expand your knowledge of trauma informed care.

    Live on June 22nd at 12:00pm via CE4Nurses. Click over to the "contents" tab of this course to find the 'Join' button. For those unable to attend live, a recording will be made available.

    Criteria for successful completion: commensurate with participation and submission of an evaluation form.

    The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

    Candace Miller, BSN, RN

    Candace Miller graduated from Ohio State University in 2005 and works at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. She has worked throughout the medical center to provide education and awareness about human trafficking. She is President and co-founder the nonprofit, Local Outreach Volunteers, that provides immediate needs to the homeless and sex trafficked in Columbus.