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In this episode of the 411 Live, Beverly Taylor talks to Dr. Angela Rabbitt, DO Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Dr. Wendi Ehrman, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Children’s Hospital about sex trafficking and how to recognize it in the Medical Care world.

In this episode, we talk about how to approach and care for the victims of sex trafficking when you are caring for them  medical field. Dr. Rabbitt said, “In emergency departments, urgent care centers, reproductive health care centers and other places like that, we found that less than half were able to identify someone as a trafficking victim.” When it comes to advancement, the medical world is always trying to do better. Not just for the physical but mental and spiritual too. Dr Ehrman goes on to say, “All medical personnel including the person who checks somebody in. The front desk should know the warning signs, not just the doctors and the nurses and the PAs, but everybody who works in the medical field should have some idea of what to look for even paramedics and EMS first responders.” Listen along as we get deep into what questions to ask patients and how to have a safe conversation with them.

Contact Info

Dr. Angela Rabbitt, DO – 414-266-2090

Dr. Wendi Ehrman, MD – 414-277-8900 or 414-214-7124

Collaborative Rapid Advocacy for Youth (CRAY)

(CRAY) is a partnership of Milwaukee grass roots and community and system based advocates designed to provide urgent medical and legal accompaniment and advocacy for youth 11 – 25 who have been commercially sexually exploited. We are committed to increasing the capacity and coordination of advocacy services for youth experiencing commercial sexual exploitation in Milwaukee.

(CRAY) collaborative partners include:
Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services
Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center
FBI
Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes
Pathfinders
Represent
Sensitive Crimes District Attorney’s Office Victim Witness
Sojourner Family Peace Center
UMOS Latina Resource Center
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733)

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Beverly Taylor, Host

Beverly Taylor is a prober, listener and talker. She utilized all those skills as an anchor and reporter at WITI-TV (Fox 6 News). During her 21 years there, Beverly became a very recognized face in southeast Wisconsin. The most rewarding aspect of the job for her was telling stories that make a positive difference in people’s lives and stories that bring awareness. That included multiple stories about sex trafficking, which makes this podcast about the subject a logical fit.

For her efforts, Beverly has received a lot in return. She’s met people in different stages of life: during their most joyous times, their most vulnerable times, and their most painful times. These people have given Beverly tremendous examples of courage, generosity and determination.

Beverly has received many honors for her reporting, including three EMMY nominations. The University of Tennessee graduate also has a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University. She left TV news in December of 2019. Resolving conflict is another way she hopes to make a positive difference in the lives of others. She is a video production contractor, voice-over artist and podcaster.

Putting God first is a constant aim for Beverly. She is a member of New Testament Church of Milwaukee, and loves hanging out with her husband Julian and son, Nate.

Lashondra Scott, Producer

LaShondra Scott is a visionary leader on a mission to change the conditions, mindsets and attitudes of community residents through transformative and mission-driven films, television shows and new media.

LaShondra, a production executive for over 15 years, has produced and directed television programing, documentaries, video and radio content that has been broadcasted on a variety of outlets including, MPTV, radio 1290 WMCS and cable outlets. Scott, President and CEO of Neo Soul Productions also creates inspiring videos for business, organizations and non-profits.

LaShondra’s keen interest in her community and an intense desire to change the conditions so many of her fellow citizens experience, help her focus her eye on films that make a difference. With God’s guidance, she seeks to completely transform the mindsets and attitudes of individuals as wells as provide a sense of direction and purpose for all who share her vision.

“Always live life with a purpose” is Lashondra’s motto. She strives to make at least one person smile everyday because, as she says, “You never know what that person is going through, and making them smile could change their mood and make life just a little better.”

At an early age, Lashondra saw her life through the lens of a camera. She was 16 when she decided that television/video production would be her vocation. With that in mind, she attended Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and earned an Associate’s Degree in Television/Video Production. She then earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Glendale, WI.

She is on the programming committee of the Milwaukee Film Makers Alliance and is part of the Human Trafficking Taskforce of Milwaukee and Sojourner’s Family Peace Center’s human trafficking task force.

Dewayne Edwards, Associate Producer

Dewayne Edwards was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He loves all areas of filmmaking and is passionate about using the world around him to inspire his stories. With his passion for writing, he loves to develop stories to not only show a journey but to get the audience thinking.

With experience in writing, producing, and directing, Dewayne inspires to grow the filmmaking community in Milwaukee to show the different ways we can express our creative minds. Having grown up in Milwaukee, Dewayne knows that there are a lot of stories to tell to help and inspire people all over the world.