We welcome you in advance to our 2021 WNA Membership Assembly & Annual Meeting – virtual edition!  Both the Morning Educational Session and the Afternoon WNA Annual Meeting will be held on the Zoom platform – so plan to get comfortable and join from your home or office.

8:30-11:30 AM

Human Trafficking – The Other Epidemic’ has been planned by members of the WNA Human Trafficking Task Force and will feature a Keynote presentation providing an overview of human trafficking, its economic impact on healthcare and its threat to global health, followed by an update on federal legislation related to human trafficking. A panel of representatives from Wisconsin law enforcement, pediatric services and SANE/Forensic Nursing will share their real world experience in dealing with victims and perpetrators, and discuss how groups can collaborate to end this epidemic. Participants are invited to engage in the Dialogue Forum immediately following the presentations from 11:00-11:30 in which we will review the 2008 WNA Reference Report – Human Trafficking and make recommendations for changes.
The morning session is open to all health care professionals and students (WNA members as well as non-members).

KEYNOTE Presenter

Tammy Toney-Butler, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN
Tammy is an Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant and National/International speaker. In 2020, she spoke at the UN and WHO for the Year of the Nurse and Midwife on Human Trafficking. Tammy also owns the A&K Ranch Ministries, LLC in southern Florida where she specializes in Trauma-Focused, Faith-Based Healing Ministry. She works directly with human trafficking survivors (adult and adolescent) on their individualized journey to heal. She hosts a charity on her 10-acre ranch where rescued horses/animals are paired with survivors for equine and animal-assisted emotional and spiritual support.

$15 Student
$40 Regular Fee
$20 WNA Member discounted rate (WNA/ANA Member ID# required at registration)
Not a member of ANA/WNA, but interested in joining?  Learn more here!
Payment by credit card required at time of registration. Registration will remain open until the program begins. Instructions and a link to join the Zoom meeting will be included in the Confirmation email generated immediately after submission of the online Registration form.

2.25 contact hours are available to participants completing the online evaluation for the morning educational session by January 29, 2021.
There are no conflicts of interest for any of the planners or presenters of this educational activity.
ONLINE EVALUATION – opens after the program begins

AGENDA for the Day
2008 Proposed WNA Reference Report #1

WI DOJ Human Trafficking webpage – www.BeFreeWisconsin.com
Wisconsin Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Indicator and Response Guide
Fact Sheet – Human Trafficking DHHS-ACF
DOJ HT Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals (30 pages)
Anti-Human Trafficking Regional Hubs Map (WI Dept of Children and Families)
Human Trafficking in America’s Schools
Human Trafficking-Implications for 21st Century School Nurses (NASN Brief)
2021 A&K Ranch Ministries State by State Resource Master (all states, 98 pages)
2021 A&K Ranch Ministries Resource Master (WI only, 2 pages)
Protected Innocence Challenge – Wisconsin 2019 Report Card, Shared Hope International
2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report – Wisconsin
2018 National Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics – Wisconsin Spotlight
Wisconsin: Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking – US Dept HHS
Wisconsin Human Trafficking Protocol & Resource Manual (2012 – 109 pages)

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Some excellent organizations and resources…
Shared Hope InternationalJanuary:30 Days of Prayer
Polaris ProjectWe Fight to End Human Trafficking
Operation Underground RailroadRescue Children from Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
WI Dept of Children and FamiliesWI, we need to talk about youth sex trafficking.

12:00-1:15 PM

‘WNA Annual Meeting’ is open to WNA members only.  There is no cost to join the virtual  afternoon meeting but you must register in advance.
The Nightingale Tribute will take place immediately following the Annual Meeting. Please click here to submit the names of nurses that passed away in 2020 that you would like to be acknowledged. For more information on the tribute click here.

REGISTRATION now open! (same registration form as used for the Morning Session)
Instructions and a link to join the Zoom meeting will be included in the Confirmation email generated immediately after submission of the online Registration form.

2021 WNA Annual Meeting AgendaFinal
Standing Rules for 2021 Annual Meeting – No Quorum

The WNA Bylaws Committee is bringing forward proposed changes to the WNA Bylaw Committee related to the CPA financial audits section. These will be voted on at the January 22, 2021 Annual Meeting.

To view the proposed changes, click here
To view the current WNA Bylaws in its entirety click here.

Members can view recordings from the Annual Meeting on Wisconsin Nurses Connect. If you are member and have not been added onto Wisconsin Nurses Connect, please reach out to our Membership Coordinator, Bri Dunbar, by email to receive an invite to join the Wisconsin Nurses community.

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