Continuing Education Conferences

Human Trafficking & Trauma Informed Care

We invite you to join us as the Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center hosts a professional development seminar for health and other professionals, which will focus on Human Trafficking and Trauma Informed Care issues in our communities and best practices for screening and treatment for those working in the healthcare setting.  Topics will address identifying youth and adult victims of human trafficking, applying screening and assessment strategies to assist trafficked victims/survivors and resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking. Emphasis will be on creating a context in which deliberate networking, collaboration and sharing of expertise will create an approach of interprofessional development to address the trafficking issues of our communities. Please join us to enhance your professional growth and network with multidisciplinary colleagues, partners, and allies in the anti-trafficking movement.

Keynote Address:

Dr. Mark A. Sloane

A Trauma-Informed Care Approach for Victims of Human Trafficking
Dr. Mark A. Sloane, DO, FACOP, FAAP; Medical Director, WMU Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)

Mark A. Sloane, DO has been a board-certified practicing pediatrician for more than 35 years & has been interested in behavioral/developmental pediatrics for 33 years.  Dr. Sloane is now considered a local, regional, and statewide expert in the diagnosis/treatment of pediatric disorders of mood, behavior, learning, and attention. He has evaluated/treated 10,000 children with these disorders, and from 2003-2013 (after 20 years in primary care pediatrics) he owned and operated a specialty practice limited to neurobehavioral / neurodevelopmental pediatrics. Dr. Sloane’s current research interests include an interdisciplinary collaborative translational neurobiological research approach to complex childhood neurobehavioral disorders. He now serves as a trauma-informed medical consultant and provides trauma-informed training and consultation for a variety of primary care practices throughout Michigan and Colorado.

DATE:  Friday, October 12, 2018

TIME:  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COST:  Option 1:  $65 all day  Option 2:  $20 all day students (ID required - No CE credits offered) 

Location:  NMU Superior Dome - Room 101

REGISTRATION: July 9, 2018 through October 9, 2018

The Role of Trauma in Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Agnes Ward

DATE:  Friday, May 18, 2018

TIME:  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST:  $65 ($30 students) 

LOCATION:  Edgar L. Harden Learning Resource Center - Harden 109