Because human trafficking is a public health issue
The HEAL Protocols Committee helps members to collaboratively standardize evidenced-based protocols for the identification, care, and referral of survivors of human trafficking. Our leader is Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH.
This systems toolkit is designed to help professionals working in health care settings develop a protocol to respond to potential victims of human trafficking who present to their facility. To receive a copy of HEAL's New Protocol Toolkit,
Creating a protocol for your health system? HEAL's toolkit is being used in over 27 countries. HEAL has provided technical assistance to the States of Delaware and New York, Alameda County and Cook County.
The Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response (HTR) Program was developed to help ensure that trafficked persons are identified in health care settings and assisted with trauma-informed patient care and services. The purpose of this manual is to share updated HTR
This panel discusses barriers to identification and strategies for developing, adapting, and using trauma-informed screening tools, and referral protocols in diverse settings to promote access to services and ensure better coordination among providers. Presenters • Moderator: Nicole Greene, Acting Director,
The PEARR tool, created by Dignity Health, HEAL Trafficking, and Pacific Survivor Center is an evidence-based framework for assessment for trafficking and other forms of interpersonal violence. It is based off the CUES model, or universal education approach, which is
Created by a multi-disciplinary working group, the Labor Trafficking Self-Assessment Card provides workers with discreet and easy-to-carry information about labor trafficking. The card contains five simple questions to help workers assess their situations and determine if they want to seek
Studies from across the US reveal that victims of human trafficking access health care services during their exploitation, creating valuable opportunities for education, empowerment, and intervention with this vulnerable population. The experience of labor or sex trafficking commonly results in
University of Utah Hospital System have a policy on Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation which covers Intimate Partner Violence, Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse & Neglect and Sexual Assault.
This protocol was developed by the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force’s Healthcare Subcommittee. They can provide technical assistance and support to area hospitals and clinics to adapt this model protocol for your specific setting. The subcommittee also recommends training
Basson, D., Langs, J., Acker, K., Katz, S., Desai, N., & Ford, J. (2018). Psychotherapy for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children: A Guide for Community-Based Behavioral Health Practitioners and Agencies. Oakland, CA: WestCoast Children’s Clinic.
Cole, M., Daniel, M., Chisolm‐Straker, M., Macias‐Konstantopoulos, W., Alter, H., & Stoklosa, H. A Theory Based Didactic Offering Physicians a Method for Learning and Teaching Others About Human Trafficking. AEM Education and Training.
New York State legislation requires general hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers (DT&C) to establish and implement policies and procedures pertaining to the identification, assessment, and referral of victims of human trafficking.