jueves, 31 de enero de 2019

January Digest: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Edition

Update from the Office on Women's Health
Health Professional Digest Volume 2, Issue 1
The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) knows how important it is for you to have the latest information on prevention and treatment to help you best serve your patients. Each month, we will share a curated list of tools and resources that you can immediately put into practice.

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month — News You Can Use

Human trafficking, also called modern slavery, is a major public health issue in the United States and worldwide. Victims of human trafficking interact with the health care system before, during, and after their victimization, but health professionals are rarely trained to recognize these patients, despite their potential opportunity to intervene. This National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, review the following tools and resources to learn how you can identify and prevent human trafficking and treat conditions resulting from it.

Free Continuing Education Opportunity

SOAR online is a new series of free CE/CME training modules jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and OWH. These modules are designed to educate health professionals, social workers, public health professionals, and behavioral health professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to individuals who are at risk or who have been trafficked. 

Learning to Recognize and Respond to Human Trafficking

Trafficking victims and survivors often have ongoing, complex needs, including case management, shelter, legal services, and mental health care. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center offers a variety of training opportunities to help service providers meet those needs. The Center's online training for health care professionalsshares guidance on how to recognize and respond to human trafficking in a health care context.

Developing Anti-Trafficking Protocols

HEAL Trafficking, a group of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking, created a protocol toolkit for developing a response to human trafficking in a health care setting. The toolkit is designed to help professionals working in health care settings, such as emergency departments, clinics, and school health clinics, create a protocol to respond to potential victims of human trafficking. This comprehensive approach aims to guide health care facilities through the process of creating safe procedures, spaces, and services.

Share With Your Patients:

Share these resources with your patients who might need access to anti-trafficking services:
Share these resources with your patients to help end human trafficking:
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