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CMDA’s Human Trafficking Commission: Human Trafficking

CMDA’s Human Trafficking Commission: Human Trafficking
12 Hours CE Available (see below for accreditation information)
Original Release Date: July 23, 2020
Review Date: June 23, 2023
Termination Date: July 22, 2026

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.

List of Learning Objectives:
  • Indicate the extent of the phenomenon of domestic trafficking in the United States.
  • Identify the signs that a patient may be a potential victim of domestic trafficking.
  • Describe the importance of advanced preparation to safely respond to victims of domestic trafficking.
  • Describe the scope and general characteristics of international trafficking into the U.S.
  • Cite the high-risk factors and common indicators for international trafficking.
  • List the various venues of international trafficking of both minors and adults.
  • Summarize the importance of trauma-informed techniques when interviewing and responding to a potential victim of human trafficking.
  • Identify the parties necessary to develop a complete protocol to respond to victims of human trafficking in the health care setting.
  • Utilize the information from this module to outline a comprehensive response protocol for victims of human trafficking.
  • Define human trafficking in persons.
  • List the stages, and forms of trafficking in persons.
  • Describe perspectives of migration, prostitution, legal, and health issues of international trafficking in persons.
  • Outline the role of public health in addressing human trafficking.
  • Describe the physical health risks and the consequences of trafficking in persons (TIP).
  • Use practical measures to address health problems of trafficked persons.
  • Describe how children are impacted by human trafficking differently from adults.
  • Describe the various mental health problems suffered by survivors of human trafficking.
  • Outline the basic principles of trauma-informed mental health care.
  • Describe strategies for screening for and providing adequate mental health care for survivors of human trafficking, even in resource limited areas.
  • Identify different forms of trafficking in persons, in adults and children for labor.
  • List signs and symptoms of a trafficked patient.
  • Describe some occupational health hazards faced by victims of labor trafficking.
  • Describe how to create a program that screens for victims of sex trafficking. Use
  • Use the necessary steps to identify whether the patient is in fact a victim of sex trafficking.
  • Perform an adequate medical evaluation of a sex trafficking victim.
  • Identify the key personnel with whom healthcare professionals (HCP) will interface in the process of care for a TIP victim- including law enforcement.
  • Develop an approach to referral services and the short- and long-term needs of trafficked victims.
  • List the key forms of immigration relief available to victims, including T and U visas. Apply
  • Apply key lessons as an expert witness (as a healthcare professional) and how to use affidavits.
  • Identify ways to get trafficking in persons training, tell others, serve victims, and advocate against human trafficking.
  • Describe how to get engaged in the three P’s (prevention, protection, and prosecution).
  • Describe the role of media, the internet and mobile technology in trafficking.
  • Identify print, web, and other media resources on trafficking in persons.
  • List strategies to fight trafficking in persons.
  • Compile Scripture verses that deal with the issue of human trafficking.
  • Use Scripture verses to answer questions from victims of human trafficking.
  • Evaluate the spiritual and biopsychosocial needs of victims of human trafficking. Describe
  • Describe ways to spiritually and biopsychosocially support victims of human trafficking.
  • List a myriad of resources that may be lacking in the care of trafficked people.
  • Identify ways in which a health care professional can help bridge resource gaps.
  • Identify necessary steps for short-term health teams to be effective in low-resource areas.

Accreditation: Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
NPs may receive up to 12 credits for completing this activity.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. by an organization accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive up to 12 credits for completing this activity.

Dental Credit CDE - Subject Code: 166 Human Trafficking
Christian Medical & Dental Associations is a Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026
Provider ID# 218742
12 Lecture Hour(s) Available.

Disclosures for all those in control of the content of this activity. The names of the ineligible companies (within the last 24 months) and the nature of the financial relationship(s). There is no minimum financial threshold. Disclosure of all financial relationships with ineligible companies regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.

Activity Planners, Faculty and CMDA CE Committee:
No relevant financial relationships were identified for any individuals with the ability to control the content of this activity.

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