Human Trafficking


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Human trafficking, a human rights violation, is a pressing public health concern that transcends all races, social classes, demographics, and gender. No population is exempt from the ever-present threat of traffickers. Healthcare providers come into contact with individuals being trafficked, usually in the emergency department. Trauma-informed care acknowledges patients’ life experiences to deliver effective care, improve patient engagement, minimize the risk of continued trauma, and reduce missed opportunities. Identifying signs of trauma, recognizing verbal and nonverbal cues, assessing a victim’s response, and referring to appropriate team members are key components of effective trauma-informed care. Missed opportunities to identify, inform, and empower these victims perpetuate this physically and psychologically debilitating disease.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dentists, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Understand the financial, legislative, and global implications of human trafficking.

  • Identify the red flags of human trafficking.

  • Improve communication and better assess responses during interviews of patients who are potential human trafficking victims.

  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care and early detection of human trafficking victims.


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As I stated in my earlier evaluation your program was very impressive. It was comprehensive, informative, addressed an epidemic issue, and the material was not redundant. The length was just right. You might consider providing CME on a given topic that varies in depth: An Intro to Human Trafficking (1 hr), Address Human Trafficking at an Intermediate Level (2 or 3 hours), An Detailed Investigation into Human Trafficking (longer still that looks discussed the research in more detail, perhaps presents a couple of programs used from around the country, etc.). Just and idea. Sometimes we're in the mood to meet the minimal requirements for certification. Sometimes we really want to master a topic.

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