Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking
November 16, 2021, 11:00am (PDT) / 1:00PM (CMT) / 2:00PM (EDT)
Many child trafficking prevention strategies are built around warning and red flags directed at children or youth. In this webinar, you will learn how the physiology of child development requires our attention to understand the unique characteristics that increase their vulnerability to traffickers. How the brain develops in children, decision-making abilities, and effects of trauma are all aspects that are physiological, not just emotional or psychological.
Sandra Morgan, Phd, Rn
Director, Global Center for Women and Justice
Dr. Sandra Morgan, an educator and nurse, is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women and children.
Dr. Morgan’s experience serving exploited women, men, and children includes direct care as a pediatric nurse, a volunteer with Doctors of the World (Athens, Greece) and as a past Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). She has been a tireless advocate for victims of exploitation, slavery, and trafficking across the world including South America, Russia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
She serves on the Orange County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Steering Committee, partnering with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. In her role as Faculty and Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, she builds capacity for research, education, and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children, consistently bringing together diverse groups to collaborate during their annual Ensure Justice conference as well as special focus summits. Her Ending Human Trafficking podcast has listeners in 133 countries and is now housed in the Library of Congress as a resource to practitioners and the public. Dr. Morgan recently served as Co-chair of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking by presidential appointment.