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Addressing Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting is an educational course developed by CHI to aid clinicians in human trafficking victim identification and response.  (Use this version for modern web browsers and mobile devices, and this version for older browsers.)

The course includes an interactive, downloadable Quick Reference Guide that can be saved and easily accessed from a mobile device to assist providers with essential information in the health care setting.

Please share this resource with colleagues and organizations interested in the health care response to human trafficking!

Course Brochure: Addressing Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting

 

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has a long-standing commitment to violence prevention that was formalized in 2008 as a system-wide campaign – United Against Violence. Working through public policy, community-based initiatives, socially-responsible investing and education, CHI addresses violence across a broad continuum. CHI recognizes that this complex issue must be addressed with a multi-faceted approach.

Our commitment to preventing violence, along with our inherent call to care for those persons most vulnerable, compels us to address the devastating issue of human trafficking – the practice of modern day slavery. Human trafficking is an affront to basic human rights and dignity, and health care providers are uniquely positioned to identify and respond to victims in the health care setting. The resources on this page accompany CHI’s clinical education modules, supporting health providers with additional information, tools and materials for clinical practice.

Educational Modules

Human Trafficking: Understanding a Complex Issue – This resource provides a basic introduction to the issue of human trafficking (e.g., incidence, types, warning signs and role of health care providers).

Addressing Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting – This course provides in-depth information for clinicians to aid in victim identification and appropriate response. Use this version for modern web browsers and mobile devices, and this version for older browsers.

The course is based on Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting, a resource from Massachusetts General Hospital Human Trafficking Initiative and Massachusetts Medical Society. The course includes an interactive Quick Reference Guide that can be saved to and easily accessed on a mobile device, providing instant accessibility to relevant information for the health provider. The CHI course has been created in collaboration with:

Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Human Trafficking Initiative
Division of Global Health & Human Rights
Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Roy Ahn, MPH, ScD
Research Director
Human Trafficking Initiative
Division of Global Health & Human Rights
Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Resources: Conducting the Physical Exam

Safeta.org - Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Anatomical Body Map Diagram

Resources: Risk Assessment & Safety Planning

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Path to Safety

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: Safety Planning

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: Personal Safety Plan

Resources: Continued Presence Status (Immigrants)

“You have rights in the U.S. regardless of your immigration status.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Blue Campaign

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Immigration Assistance

Resources: State Requirements on Reporting

Federation of State Medical Boards: State Directory

Self-Care for Providers

Compassion Fatigue Solutions

Figley Institute  

General Resources on Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

NHTRC 24-Hour Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement Health Provider Resource Guide for Identifying Potential Victims of Human Trafficking 

Institute of Medicine: Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex trafficking of Minors in the United States – A Guide for the Health Care Sector

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Annual Report

Polaris Project

Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013-2017