Human Trafficking

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ While there has been a nation-wide push for healthcare workers to identify ‘victims of trafficking’ there has been little education on the distinction between trafficking and sex work, and the nurses role in offering evidence-based assessments, person-centered care, and useful/ safe referrals. The combination of hyper-vigilance of trafficking with limited education for nurses can lead to racial and class biases showing up in our nursing practice. Join us for a conversation with SWOP-LA (Sex worker outreach project) to learn more about the complexities of sex work, human trafficking, and how education can empower nurses and patients.​​​​​​​

This module explores CSEC in depth, including the intersections of systems, community, and individual factors that make youth vulnerable to CSEC; red-flag assessment findings; and optimal care and treatment. Not only does this module give nurses the tools to recognize, assess, and treat a person experiencing CSE but also discusses trauma-informed care; how to navigate mandatory reporting and provides advocacy resources.


  • HEAL Trafficking

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ HEAL Trafficking is an integrated network of over 4,000 survivors and multidisciplinary professionals in 45 countries dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a health perspective. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Media representations of human trafficking vs. reality.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Trauma-informed screening guide for human trafficking.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Stakeholder report on human trafficking.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Exploration of intersection between white supremacy and efforts to combat human trafficking.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​