Confronting Human Trafficking Part 2
This training is a continuation of our Human Trafficking for Healthcare Workers training in March, with this portion focusing on more of the “exploitative behavior” and the trauma bonding areas, along with how to apply this new knowledge to your own workplace and policies.
Close to 90% of human trafficking victims, ages 14 to 60, sought medical care. They sought help for symptoms including cardiovascular and respiratory problems, flashbacks, broken bones, STI’s, depression, anxiety, nightmares, and feelings of shame and guilt. Human trafficking doesn't need to be siloed. Trafficking has many dimensions that can present in pediatrics, ED, urgent care settings, orthopedics, or infectious diseases. You can use your diagnostic skills from other forms of interpersonal violence to help identify trafficking survivors.
Health Care Providers are in a unique position to recognize the indicators of human trafficking. This training will give you the confidence as well as practical ways that you can effectively respond to those who are looking for a way out.
Lowell is the Co-Founder, and CEO of The Lifeguard Group; an organization that has mandated itself to combat human trafficking and see it come to an end. For the last 11 years, Lowell has been working to counter human trafficking efforts on many levels. He has provided human trafficking recognition training to Law Enforcement Agencies, First Responders, Hospitality Organizations, Probation and Parole Officers, our Appointed Special Advocates, Healthcare Professionals, Educators and Students, in the United States and abroad.