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Education modules

Wit support from the CommonSpirit Foundation, we developed modules to educate health professionals and partner agencies about human trafficking and trauma-informed patient care and services. These modules are available online through Creighton University's CE Tracker platform (see below).

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The course was developed in partnership with HEAL Trafficking, a united group of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors from a public health perspective. It covers basic information about human trafficking, including potential red flags in health care settings. Following this course, providers should be able to define human trafficking, recognize misconceptions often associated with this type of violence, identify vulnerable populations and high-risk industries, and take action to prevent trafficking and respond to victims appropriately. It includes a quiz you must pass in order to print results for completing the course. Continuing education credits are also available – click the button below to access this course online through Creighton University’s CE Tracker platform.

This course was developed in partnership with providers and other health professionals in various fields, as well as survivors of abuse, neglect, and violence, including human trafficking. It introduces the topic of trauma and the importance of a trauma-informed approach in health care settings. Following this course, providers should be able to describe the prevalence and widespread impact of trauma, recognize signs and symptoms of traumatic stress, and respond in meaningful ways. It includes a quiz you must pass in order to print results for completing the course. Continuing Education credits are also available – click the button below to access the course online through Creighton University’s CE Tracker platform.

The PEARR steps were developed in partnership with providers and other health professionals from HEAL Trafficking and Pacific Survivor Center, an organization committed to advancing health and human rights in the Hawaii-Pacific region. PEARR represents five key steps for providing victim assistance to patients in a trauma-informed manner: Provide privacy, Educate, Ask, Respect and Respond. Following this course, providers should be able to use the PEARR steps to educate patients about abuse, neglect and violence, including human trafficking, assist patients with referrals to private and public community agencies, and access resources and tools (e.g. brochures and safety cards) that can assist with this process. It includes a quiz you must pass in order to print results for completing the course. Continuing education credits are also available – click the button below to access this course online through Creighton University’s CE Tracker platform.