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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo and the Laura W Bush Institute for Women's Health in Amarillo and Abilene will be hosting the "They are Not for Sale: Human Sex Trafficking Symposium" via Zoom on October 16th.

Angela Knapp Eggers, senior director of the Laura W Bush Institute for Women's Health, had this to say:

Health care providers need to be informed and equipped with resources and be mindful of the impact of decisions made in a clinical setting. That’s what this symposium is intended for - ensuring our clinicians and staff know what to look for and how to react and who to contact. Every victim could be depending on us!

This symposium will provide information to health care providers on the multiple ways those who experience sex trafficking may be present, how to use human trafficking screens to assess risk of exploitation, how to apply trauma-informed, rights-based strategies when encountering challenging situations, and how to work with trafficked patients.

TTUHSC School of Medicine regional dean Richard Jordan, MD., said this:

It is clear that sex trafficking damages or destroys many young people’s lives,” Richard Jordan, M.D., TTUHSC School of Medicine regional dean, said. “We know we won’t solve the problem with this symposium. All of us can be important parts of the effort to rescue victims and to fight sex trafficking.

To register for the symposium on Zoom, click the link here. The deadline for registration is Thursday, October 14th, and registration will be $25. The symposium will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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