Human Trafficking: Would You Recognize Your Patient as a Victim?
Date & Time
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Human Trafficking involves both labor trafficking and sex trafficking. The issue of human trafficking is world-wide without a boundary. The numbers of victims have continued to increase, and this issue knows no socio-economic denominator with regard to perpetrators or clients involved in trafficking. The dental community and the medical community are in a prime position to identify trafficking victims and are in a position to act on their behalf in obtaining assistance for them. Most trafficking victims are seen as patients for medical or dental care during their captivity because of poor health or injury. This course will provide some clues that may indicate that your patient may be in a trafficking situation. The course will provide suggestions in assisting and identifying the victim and possibly the perpetrator involved in trafficking the victim. National and international associations are discussed that are instrumental in obtaining help for victims.
Willow Lake 3-5