If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 (TTY 711) or text 233733. Learn more: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/.
Educational modules on human trafficking and trauma-informed approaches to patient care and services were developed in partnership with subject matter experts within and outside the organization, including survivors of human trafficking. They include:
Prior to the pandemic, we regularly provided in-person trainings with survivor speakers. Since then, with support from the CommonSpirit Foundation, we developed online versions of our modules.
The PEARR tool is a key component of our Abuse, Neglect, and Violence policy/procedure. In partnership with HEAL Trafficking and Pacific Survivor Center, we developed the PEARR steps (provide privacy, educate, ask, respect and respond) to offer victim assistance to patients in a trauma-informed manner. The goal is to have an informative conversation with patients to promote health, safety, and well-being, and to create a context for affected patients to naturally share their own experiences and possibly accept further services.
We partnered with the National Survivor Network to develop victim outreach posters, brochures, and safety cards. These resources are available in different languages.
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Health care personnel often encounter people who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and violence. This reference guide provides a comprehensive overview of definitions, risk factors, indicators, and additional information for various types of violence, including human trafficking.