Identify Human Trafficking Victims: HealthCare Providers Can Help
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Identify Human Trafficking Victims: HealthCare Providers Can Help

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When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12PM to 1PM
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The crime of human trafficking tends to be hidden and complex. Healthcare providers may be some of the only individuals that victims encounter outside of their "trafficking world." A 2014 study of survivors of commercial sex trafficking found that 87.8% had sought services of a healthcare provider while being trafficked but were not identified.** Recognizing possible signs and symptoms, interaction with the person in a trauma informed manner, and knowing whom to call for additional help in imperative for clinicians in all healthcare settings.

 

Objectives:

1. Define the complex crime of human trafficking.

2. Discuss actions to take as a healthcare provider in response to suspected victims of human trafficking.

 

**Lederer, L.J. & Wetzel, C.A. (2014). "Health care consequences of sex trafficking and their implications for identifying in healthcare facilities." Annuals of Health Law, 23, 61-91

 

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