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Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking

  • Oakland University Human Health Bldg 433 Meadowbrook Road Room 150 Rochester, MI 48309 United States (map)

Course Description:

While actual number is unknown due to the clandestine nature of human trafficking, it is estimated that there are 21 million victims worldwide (International Labor Organization). After drug trafficking, human trafficking is considered the fastest growing criminal enterprise worldwide (FBI, 2013). Human trafficking generates an estimated illegal profit of $150 billion annually (International Labor Organization). The United States has been identified as a large target for human trafficking. 87.7% of human trafficking victims come in contact with health care providers while being trafficked (Lederer & Wetzel, 2014).

a) Describe the dynamics of human trafficking

b) Recognize signs and symptoms of human trafficking

c) Identify available resources to meet the needs of the victims from an interdisciplinary perspective

d) Differentiate the myths and misconceptions from facts regarding human trafficking

e) Raise awareness about human trafficking using a variety of techniques and strategies

f)  Recognize methods of force, fraud or coercion used by traffickers

g) List the role of law enforcement related to human trafficking
h) List goals of Homeland Security Investigations Blue Campaign



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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Course Sponsor:

Oakland University

Contact Information:
Healther El-Khoury