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Human Trafficking: Risk Factors, Assessment Tools, and Reporting (HT1011)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs


Credit Hours: 2


Course Description

This course satisfies Michigan and Florida requirements for Nurses. In this course we will discuss the growing human trafficking crisis in the United States. We will explore the role of healthcare professionals in recognition of trafficking victims, including risk factors that make people prone to human trafficking. We will provide several assessment tools for identifying victims and processes to assist these victims. We will discuss reporting responsibilities for victims under the age of 18. There are recommendations for referrals to various social and legal avenues should the victim wish to change their situation.


Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the different types of human trafficking and the difference between human trafficking and smuggling.

  2. Quote statistics about human trafficking both globally and in the United States.

  3. List factors that put persons at risk for being trafficked and those red flag warnings that medical professionals must be alert to for recognizing victims.

  4. Explain the various assessment tools available to healthcare professionals to assist in the recognition and assistance of human trafficking victims.

  5. State the federal programs for discovering and interfering with the process of human trafficking along with the 24 hour hotlines for reporting human trafficking activity.

  6. Explain resources for those victims who wish to change their situation.

Course Overview

In this course we will discuss the human trafficking epidemic in the United States, specifically the role healthcare professionals can play in the recognition of victims of this crime. We will present the various risk factors that make people prone to human trafficking. We will provide several assessment tools that can assist healthcare providers in identifying and helping these victims. We will also explore the responsibility of reporting such victims who are under the age of 18. There are several federal agencies who maintain 24 hour hotlines for reporting and assisting healthcare professionals in conducting care for those who are victims. We will provide recommendations for referrals to various social and legal groups should the victim wish to change their situation.

  1. Types of human trafficking

  2. Statistics of human trafficking both globally and nationally

  3. Risk factors for persons in human trafficking

  4. Warning signs for healthcare professionals

  5. Assessment tools for recognition of victims of human trafficking

  6. Federal programs for ending human trafficking including 24 hour hotlines for reporting human trafficking activity

  7. Reporting, referrals, and resources for victims of human trafficking

Course Price

$16.00

Customer Testimonial

Very important. I think that CEUs on this topis should be a licensure renewal requirement.
Ann W.