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Human Trafficking: Risk Factors, Assessment Tools, and Victim Outreach (HT1801)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, MCBAP-R, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 4


Course Format

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

Course Overview

In this course, we will discuss human trafficking and the role healthcare professionals have in recognition of victims. We will present the different types of trafficking, touching on risk factors that make people susceptible. Several assessment tools and guidelines are presented to assist healthcare providers in identifying and assisting these victims. We will also touch on the responsibility of reporting victims who are under the age of 18. This course includes many different resources, outreach centers, and hotlines that can be contacted if a victim is identified. There are recommendations for referrals to social and legal avenues should the victim wish to escape from their situation.



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 people at risk for being trafficked and those red flag warnings that medical professionals must be alert to for recognizing victims.

  4. Discuss the trafficking of children and the special assessments and reporting of such victims.

  5. Present the various educational opportunities available to medical professionals, as well as community members.

  6. Explain the various assessment tools available to healthcare professionals to assist in the recognition of human trafficking victims and the process of referrals for those victims for help.

  7. 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.

  8. Explain referral sources and resources for those victims who wish to exit from their situation.

Course Outline

  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. Educational opportunities for healthcare professionals as well as community members.

  6. Assessment tools for recognition of victims of human trafficking

  7. Human trafficking in children

  8. Meeting the needs of victims of human trafficking

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

Course Price

$32.00

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