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Human Trafficking

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Course Description:

The “Human Trafficking” course was designed to educate Healthcare professionals on how to assist a patient that might be a victim of Human Trafficking.  According to a recent statistic, human trafficking is a $32 billion a year industry and is on the rise in all 50 states.  4.5 Million trafficked individuals are sexually exploited and up to 300,000 Americans under the age of 18 are lured into the commercial sex trade each year.  Studies also point out that at some point approximately 1/3 of these individuals will have contact with a healthcare provider.  This course aims to provide tools and information to help healthcare professionals accurately identify a human trafficking victim and direct them to the proper authorities for help.

Course Author:

Darrell Smith, MPT/RN

Methods of Instruction:

Online course available via internet

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants

Educational Level:




Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the National statistics and prevalence for human trafficking
  2. Differentiate between the 25 recognized types of human trafficking
  3. Identify reasons why an individual might be trafficked
  4. Identify types of traffickers
  5. Recognize the top five cities for human trafficking
  6. Identify ways to report human trafficking
  7. Recognize physical condition signs of human trafficking
  8. Differentiate between the top three types of trafficking
  9. Recognize questions to ask a patient/potential victim to identify if they are being trafficked
  10. Recognize state and national referral sources for human trafficking assistance

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test.

OT State Approvals

AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements

PT State Approvals

Approved (Activity Code 1)