Human trafficking is a widespread form of slavery that exists today, even within the United States. Victims of human trafficking come in all sexes, genders, nationalities, and ethnicities. Modern slavery includes sex trafficking, and domestic, industrial, or farm labor; however, the majority of victims in the United States are unwilling participants in the sex trade. This module covers the information, tools, and resources for the healthcare team to identify, assess, and treat victims of human trafficking, and provides referral resources for legal and social services.
The goal of this human trafficking continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information, tools, and resources to identify, assess, and treat human trafficking victims, as well as providing referral resources for legal and social services. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the types of, risk factors for, and extent of human trafficking in the U.S.
- Discuss the role and responsibilities of the interprofessional healthcare team in the recognition, assessment, and treatment for the victim of trafficking, including management of medical records, patient safety, and referral sources
- Identify reporting and referral resources for victims of human trafficking
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNPs/APRNs, athletic trainers, audiologists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers, speech language pathologists.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Advanced
Target audience: Psychologists
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.