In Plain Sight: Confronting the Human Trafficking Crisis in the Healthcare Setting: LIVE WEBINAR Registration Closed

5 Apr 2024
Human trafficking is a rapidly increasing public health and safety issue in the United States. It is the fastest rising commerce in the world with over 200,000 minors at risk in the United States. People are forced into labor or sexual exploitation with deception and intimidation. It is reported that up to 80% of victims are seen by a healthcare provider while captive. Often, victims will not identify themselves as such due to the fear of being further abused by their captor. Health care providers are perfectly positioned to identify the signs and report suspected human trafficking. By educating clinicians, victims of trafficking may be more likely to be rescued and receive the appropriate resources recovery. This course will define types of trafficking, differentiate between sex trafficking and sex work, identify at-risk populations, describe how to identify and report trafficked patients, and discuss trauma-informed care.

This course is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission in accordance with House Bill 2059, 86th  Session, 2019.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the definition of human trafficking, who is at risk, recruitment techniques, and the different types of trafficking.

• Identify the difference between sex trafficking and sex work and trafficking and smuggling.

• Learn how to identify a person that is being trafficked through screening and observing clinical signs, and when it is mandated to report.

• Understand the procedures in which to report a potentially trafficked person.

• Learn the concepts and use of Trauma-Informed Care.

• Identify local and national resources for trafficked persons.

Presented by: Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC

Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a full-time dental hygiene educator in Texas where she teaches community dentistry and research. Kandice is the owner of a CE company called Inspired Education and Wellness where she is a speaker, writer, private practice therapist, and co-owner of Muffins and Mimosas Dental Study Club.

Continuing Education Units: 2 CEUs

This training is approved for continuing education by the boards listed here, and by the Nevada Certification Board for PRSS, PRSS-S, CHW.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Fri, Apr 5 9:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Fri, Apr 5 11:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Tue, Dec 19 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 100
Spots Available 55
Cut Off Date Mon, Apr 8 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $40.00 Regular
$38.00 Licensed Pro
$32.00 Certified Parapro
$20.00 Student/Intern/Retired
You don't have permission to access this page
$40 55