IMPACT Virginia’s 2nd Annual Summit: The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking in Virginia

Date & Location
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   McGlothlin Medical Education Center, Richmond, VA

Target Audience
Dentist - General Dentistry, Dentist - Pediatric Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Multiple Specialties, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant

"Doctors knew I was having sex with older men and had been beaten up multiple times, but didn't put together that I was a trafficking victim." - Sarah

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.

  1. Describe the scope and nature of child sex trafficking in Virginia and the United States.
  2. Recognize common indicators and high-risk factors for sex trafficking.
  3. Identify victims of child sex trafficking.
  4. Review guidelines and protocol for a coordinated response to an identified trafficking victim.

Providers/clinicians $50 
Full-time students (pre-licensure/residents) and EMS/public safety $10
Registration fee (includes breakfast and lunch) 

Registration fee is non-refundable


VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, IMPACT Virginia’s 2nd Annual Summit: The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking in Virginia, with a beginning date of 09/16/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

5.0 CE Contact Hours. VCU Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physician assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Dental providers
VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for 5.00 continuing education credits.

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

This education is also offered as a teleconferenced collaborative with Carilion Children's & INOVA®.

Questions and special accommodations
Contact Sherry Black at 804.828.4790 or