The HEAL Protocols Initiative fosters collaboration to standardize evidence-based protocols for the identification, care, and referral of survivors of human trafficking in health care settings. The Protocols Initiative leader is Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH.
Creating a trafficking response protocol or training curriculum for your health system? HEAL has provided technical assistance across the United States and internationally, and our toolkit is being used in over 60 countries.
In 2018, the CDC adopted new ICD codes (created by HEAL Trafficking and other stakeholders) to describe human trafficking (HT). These specific HT codes allow healthcare professionals and others to optimize continuity of care for trafficked persons, determine health needs
Many, if not most people, have had exposure to trauma, which includes experiences of abuse, neglect, and violence, such as human trafficking. Keep in mind, as a clinician, you do not need to know the exact nature of a patient’s
Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan School of Nursing and U-M Law School is excited to announce the launch of the U-M Human Trafficking Collaborative website, an accurate and dependable resource for authenticated information and training on human
Human Trafficking in a Healthcare Setting: Protocol Suggestions for Healthcare Providers serves as a starting point for healthcare professionals to create their own organizational protocol on how to address human trafficking within their facility’s mission, guidelines, policies, values, and culture.
Between 2017 and 2019, HEAL Trafficking provided technical assistance to the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Institute of the District Attorneys office of Alameda County, California to guide the development and implementation of trafficking response protocols in four local hospitals,
“This paper reviews some of the current human trafficking literature and describes the implementation of the HEAL Toolkit based on our experience at an academic, urban, county ED serving 85,000 patients per year with a dedicated children’s ED serving 35,000
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. Published by The Advocates for Human Rights.
The SAFE Center partnered with the Maryland Hospital Association, the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, and Maryland hospitals to produce the first update on the state’s guidelines for identifying and supporting survivors of human trafficking in the hospital setting. The
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has developed a human trafficking resource manual, Human Trafficking: Care and Response, in collaboration with clinicians from its member hospitals and health systems with experience in forensic nursing, human trafficking, sexual assault care, and
San Diego County Health Subcommittee Welcome Packet: best practices addressing human trafficking in healthcare settings including protocol development, screening and assessment, and education tools. Please fill the form below to receive the unified Toolkit covering: Human Trafficking Protocol Development Screening
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 CommonSpirit 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
Created by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) This framework provides a step by step guide recommendations for action once a potential human trafficking victim has been identified by a healthcare professional. This publication was made possible in part
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.