Jackson County Prayer/Action Chapter
Protecting Children From Exploitation Workshop
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri’s Jackson County Prayer/Action Chapter invites you to their February meeting.
Heidi Olson, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-R will conduct a workshop on exploited children, followed by a time of prayer on this important issue.
Heidi Olson is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and Certified Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), she is also the Founder and President of Paradigm Shift Training and Consulting, which equips healthcare workers with skills to be able to identify and treat victims of trafficking and exploitation.
Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Convergence Apostolic Hub, 4216 S. Hocker Drive, Independence, MO
Contact: For additional information, contact CWA of Missouri Jackson County Prayer/Action Chapter Leader Shelley Lowery at 417-861-9646.
We hope you can attend!
About Heidi Olson
Heidi previously managed the SANE Program at a large Children’s Hospital where she performed/reviewed more than 1,500 pediatric sexual assault exams, many of them trafficking cases, communicated with a large multidisciplinary team, and educated hundreds of staff members on relevant topics regarding sexual violence. Heidi also serves as an expert witness in civil and criminal trials related to sexual assault.
In 2019, Heidi implemented an evidence-based screening process in an Emergency Department, which has resulted in hundreds of vulnerable children being identified as victims of exploitation. Heidi has testified in favor of bills that have been passed into law and most recently, Heidi testified at a briefing in Washington, D.C. about protecting children online.
Over the last few years, Heidi has presented more than 200 times internationally about recognizing human trafficking, child-on-child sexual assault, pornography, and exploitation. Heidi has also been featured in several documentaries, including Vulnerable Innocence, which has won twenty-four awards. And most recently, she won the Cry Purple award for her outstanding anti-trafficking work in the healthcare setting.