Every week I talk to someone who has no idea that child trafficking is happening right here in the US. The best way to keep traffickers in business is to be oblivious to their work.
Here's a startling fact:
"28% of trafficking survivors said they came into contact with a healthcare provider duing the trafficking situation -- and were not recognized."
--Family Violence Prevention Fund
Florida attorney general Pam Bondi recently announced a partnership to equip emergency medical personnel with key information about human trafficking -- including how to recognize the signs that a victim may be right in front of them.
The Human Trafficking Overview for Emergency Medicine Personnel includes:
- Important facts about human trafficking
- General indicators of trafficking
- Common health care indicators of trafficking
- Potential indicators of sex trafficking
- Potential indicators of labor trafficking,
- Rapid assessment questions
- Recommended courses of action in suspected cases of trafficking
More info here. And you can download Human Trafficking Overview for Emergency Medicine Personnel, here:
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