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Human Trafficking 101: A Practical Conference on Understanding the Issues and Responding to the Epidemic

  • Oakland University-5036 Human Health Bldg 433 Meadown Road Rochester, MI 48309 United States (map)

Course Description:

Human Trafficking is a significant public health concern, not only in the U.S but globally. Health care providers are in a unique position to identify victims of human trafficking and provide card and resources to theses patient victims: thus, servicing a critical role in helping to remove the victims from this dangerous situation. The participants will have an understanding of the magnitude of human trafficking and being able to recognize and respond when a potential victim is under their care. Many people still blame the victim within law enforcement and healthcare so there is a need to change the attitudes related to the victims and be empathetic to why the victims can’t often “just leave” and why they return and how to communicate with them as well as be able to provide appropriate resources to victims. The workshop will focus on the myths and facts of human trafficking as well as how to recognize signs that someone might be a victim and how to initiate the important dialog to ask.

 

Course Link:
http://www.oakland.edu/sw/

CE Value (credits): 4
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

Contact Information:
Healther El-Khoury
248-370-3914
elkhoury@oakland.edu