The presentation will address what human trafficking is, including the various forms it takes, how to identify and support possible victims, what their physical and behavioral needs are, and what resources are available to help survivors. Afterward, there will be a brief Q & A session.
Attendees will receive 1.0 contact hours.*
This event is free for PSNA members and non-members.
About the presenter: Dr. Donna Sabella is the Executive Director of Delaware’s Anti-Trafficking Action Council and a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. She holds a BA from Indiana University in Portuguese, a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, an M.Ed. from Temple University in ESL, an MSN from Widener University, a post master’s certificate from Penn’s School of Nursing, and a PhD from Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
She is the founder and served as the contributing editor for the American Journal of Nursing’s Mental Health Matters column and is also the co-founder and an associate editor for the Journal of Human Trafficking. A former Program Director and a founding member of Dawn’s Place, a residential recovery program for trafficked and prostituted women in Philadelphia, she also counseled women incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System for prostitution through her Project Phoenix Program, where she worked collaboratively with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She is the former Seedworks Endowed Associate Professor of Nursing and Social Justice at UMass Amherst’s College of Nursing, and former Director of Global Studies at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions where she also served as the Director of the Office of Human Trafficking. She was the track director for the graduate psych NP program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences after which she taught at UPenn’s SON as a practice professor before being appointed to the position in Delaware.
She has decades of teaching experience and experience working in crisis intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence, and forensic nursing. She has numerous publications and presentations related to human trafficking as well as mental health. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and a founding and executive member of the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars (GAHTS).
*In order to obtain 1.0 contact hours for this activity, the learner must attend the activity and complete the evaluation.
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