Sex trafficking in the US is a major issue that most of us are not even aware of. The statistics are staggering, and nurses have an opportunity to take an active role in identifying victims when they enter healthcare arenas. Bringing the topic to nursing education is a critical first step to increasing nurses' awareness of the problem. Lisa Van Cleave shares her experiences with the audience and offers some excellent assessment strategies.
Lisa Van Cleave was a critical-care nurse for 18 years before moving into nursing education 12 years ago. She is passionate about increasing the awareness of sex trafficking and providing quality care to victims. Ms. Van Cleave earned her BSN from Texas Tech Health Science Center, her MSN from Abilene Christian University and is working on her dissertation to complete her doctorate in educational leadership at Hardin-Simmons University.