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Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in America

Thursday, April 18
Classroom Session

Human trafficking is the fastest growing organized crime activity in the United States, averaging more than $30 billion a year. Research has revealed that up to 88% of human trafficking victims accessed healthcare while being trafficked. This means that the chances are high that as an emergency responder or healthcare provider, you have treated a victim of human trafficking and may not have recognized it. Learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking, how to identify a potential victim, and what you should do when you identify a victim. This class will include key takeaway points compiled from various resources including the human trafficking victim-witness coordinator for Central Texas, a human trafficking victim, Allies Against Slavery, the International Labour Organization, lessons learned from social services and emergency care providers, and the Institute for Family Violence Studies.

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Suh Hughart, Paramedic - San Marcos Hays County EMS