UC Davis

Workshop to help health pros assist sex trafficking victims

By From page A4 | June 08, 2014

UC Davis School of Nursing professors will host a workshop Tuesday intended to help health professionals better identify and support victims of sex trafficking.

The free event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 1222 at 4610 X St. in Sacramento.

“Nationally, Sacramento is one of the most lucrative and largest hubs for both sex trafficking and child prostitution,” said Jann Murray-García, an assistant professor, in a news release.

“This training will equip UC Davis Health System and other area clinicians, students, faculty and staff to recognize sex trafficking victims and be prepared to offer constructive support that will not put victims in further danger.”

Workshop speakers include Leah Albright-Byrd, founder and executive director of Bridget’s Dream and a Sacramento sex trafficking survivor; Margaux Helm, a therapist and director at WEAVE Inc.; Detective John Sydow of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department; and Ellen Goldstein, a trauma therapist and doctoral student at the School of Nursing.

Dinner and snacks will be served. Space is limited. RSVP by email to [email protected]

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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