Health Care Professionals are in a unique role to identify and assist human trafficking victims. Often human trafficking victims are only allowed by their traffickers to come into contact with their buyers, commonly refered to as "Johns," and health care providers. Due to the violence involved to subdue and control these victims, these victims frequently are in need of medical attention by emergency room personnel, OBGYN doctors, general medical practitioners, and dentists. HTTI speaks to health care groups about the signs of human trafficking, how to identify victims, unique aspects of human trafficking victims, mandatory legal reporting requirements, and how to assist victims.
HTTI's one-hour awareness course for health care professionals has been approved for 1.0 contact hours by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.