Doctors: Learn How to Recognize Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 AM, Online , IN


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Original release: 1/26/2016
Most recent review: 9/3/2018
Expiration Date: 9/26/2019


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the scope of the problem of human trafficking in the United States
  2. Recognize presenting signs and symptoms of victims of human trafficking
  3. Explain the tools for safe intervention when encountering victims of human trafficking
  4. Recognize the potential resources available for human trafficking victims

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Indiana University School of Medicine and Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH) and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers
Indiana University School of Medicine has been approved by the Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board to provide Category I Continuing Education program.  This activity qualifies for 0.5 Category I CEU as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

References and Bibliography 

Human Trafficking: Applying Research, Theory, and Case Studies
Noël Bridget Busch-Armendariz, Maura Nsonwu, and Laurie Cook Heffron (Sage Publications, 2018)

Global Trafficking Trends in Focus: IOM Victim of Trafficking Data 2006-2016
International Organization for Migration (IOM), The UN Migration Agency, August 2017

UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2016

AMWA Position Statement on Human Sex Trafficking
American Medical Women’s Association, 2014

Department of State 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
U.S. Department of State

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, 2013 Report

Journal Articles:
Identification of human trafficking victims in health care settings
Susie B. Baldwin, David P. Eisenman, Jennifer N. Sayles, Gery Ryan and Kenneth S. Chuang
Health and Human Rights, Vol. 13, No. 1, Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Emergencies (June 2011), pp. 36-49

The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities 
Laura J. Lederer and Christopher Wetzel
Annals Health L. 61 (2014) 

Educating Health Care Professionals on Human Trafficking
Aimee M. Grace, MD, MPH, Suzanne Lippert, MD, MS, Kristin Collins, DO, Noelle Pineda, BA, Alisha Tolani, BA, Rebecca Walker, MD, MPH, Monica Jeong, BA, Milana Boukhman Trounce, MD, MBA, Caroline Graham-Lamberts, MD, Melina Bersamin, PhD, Det. Jeremy Martinez, AS, Det. Jennifer Dotzler, BS, Lt John Vanek, MA, Amy Storfer-Isser, PhD, Lisa J. Chamberlain, MD, MPH, and Sarah M. Horwitz, PhD
Pediatr Emerg Care 2014 Dec; 30(12): 856–861.
Trauma and its Aftermath for Commercially Sexually Exploited Women as Told by Front-Line Service Providers
Kristin A. Hom , MPH, BA &Stephanie J. Woods , PhD, RN
Issues in Mental Health Nursing Volume 34, 2013 - Issue 2

Human Trafficking: Review of Educational Resources for Health Professionals
Roy Ahn, MPH, ScDad, Elaine J.Alpert, MD, MPH, GenevievePurcell, BA, Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH, Anita McGahan, PhD, Elizabeth Cafferty, MS, Melody Eckardt, MD, MPH, Kathryn L. Conn, BS, Kate Cappetta, BS, Thomas F. Burke, MD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine 44(3) March 2013, Pages 283-289
Characteristics of child commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking victims presenting for medical care in the United States?
Selina Varma, Scott Gillespie, Courtney McCracken, V. Jordan Greenbaum
Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol 44, June 2015, Pages 98-105

Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Health Care Needs of Victims
Jordan Greenbaum, James E. Crawford-Jakubiak
Pediatrics, February 2015

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