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CMDA’s Human Trafficking Commission: Human Trafficking

[Credit Available: 12 Hours Total]
These modules may be completed individually for 1 credit hour each. A certificate is available for physicians, dentists, physician assistants and nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available. 


Human trafficking, otherwise known as modern day slavery, is thought to have more than 40 million victims today. There has been a resurgence in awareness and counter trafficking interventions in the last several years both domestically in the US as well as globally. Now more than ever, the health care community is in a perfect position to recognizing this as a health care issue, being aware of the data informing the identification of and services provided to those being trafficked as well as survivors of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is an important global health issue of our time and there have been many calls for more involvement by health professionals in services and research. This course will address the identifying signs and symptoms of human trafficking, interfacing with law enforcement, child protective services, shelter staff, substance abuse and addiction services and forensic examiners; and handling the spiritual needs of victims of human trafficking.