The United States Department of State estimates that 24.9 million individuals worldwide are being victimized and robbed of their freedoms through human trafficking. A 2017 study by Syme, RDH showed that 26-50% of human trafficking survivors sought medical and dental care while being bought and sold. Dental professionals are key players in combating human trafficking as they are equipped with the knowledge to identify abnormalities and signs of abuse in the head and neck. This course aims to break down misconceptions associated with human trafficking and human trafficking victims. After completion of this course the learner will be able to identify indicators of abuse and human trafficking. The dental professional will be equipped with the appropriate steps to implement in suspected human trafficking cases. They will also be provided with appropriate language to use with potential victims. This course was created in collaboration with brave survivors of human trafficking and their fight to combat human trafficking through sharing their stories.
The learner will be able to identify signs of human trafficking.
The learner will be able to appropriately document and report potential signs of victimization.
The learner will be able to differentiate between the various types of human trafficking.
The learner will be able to construct appropriate communication techniques.