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Health Professionals

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Addressing Human Trafficking in Healthcare Settings

This training module, jointly developed by the Human Trafficking Collaborative at the University of Michigan and the Region V Public Health Training Center, will help healthcare workers identify victims of human trafficking and know what to do if they encounter a victim of human trafficking within a healthcare setting.

For clarification on legal protections for 16 and 17-year old minor sex trafficking victims, the Commission strongly urges viewers to refer to the Attorney General’s fact sheet


Healthcare workers and public health professionals across disciplines including but not limited to health educators, nurses, administrators, environmental health workers, and community health workers

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States
  • Describe potential warning signs that a victim of human trafficking might exhibit
  • Describe screening questions and tools that might be useful to identify victims of human trafficking within the healthcare setting
  • Recognize the legal options available for a victim of human trafficking
  • Describe the need for comprehensive models of care for victims of human trafficking
Addressing Human Trafficking in Healthcare Settings
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Human Trafficking Making the Invisible Visible

The Michigan Human Trafficking Commission, together with the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan, has created a one-hour video training on Human Trafficking for health professionals. It is also available for public viewing.

Human Trafficking: Making the Invisible Visible