The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking in Virginia

87.8 percent of sex trafficking victims surveyed reported a recent health care visit – but they weren’t IDd as a victim by the provider.

You could change a life.  Join us for a CME event to learn the common indicators of sex trafficking, how to identify victims and how to help. Seating is limited.

Child sex trafficking in the U.S. is a pervasive and persistent practice that is affecting vulnerable youth in every state of our nation. It is largely an underground problem that involves the buying and selling of youth for profit through the use of force, fraud and coercion. Statistics indicate the vast majority of these victims are U.S. citizens, with over half being girls and boys under the age of 18.

Victims typically do not self-identify as a trafficking victim; they may not disclose their status due to fear, shame, and short encounter times with clinicians. In a study conducted in 2014 by Lederer, L. and Wetzel, C.A., 87.8 percent of victims interviewed reported contact with health care but failed to be identified by the provider.

This program offers a unique learning opportunity for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, EMS personnel and other health care providers.

Continuing Education for EMS Providers

Approved through the VA Office of EMS. 5.0 credits available.

Registration fee (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • $50 for providers/clinicians
  • $10 for full-time students (pre-licensure/residents) and EMS/public safety

Registration fee is non-refundable.

Online registration preferred: