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According to the U.S. State Department, there are as many as 100,000 victims of human trafficking in the United States.
Human trafficking is defined as “activities involved when one person obtains or holds another person in compelled service; categories include sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and domestic worker trafficking.”
These trafficked individuals come to hospitals and clinics for their health problems. In this country, clinicians who encounter a person who’s being trafficked probably won’t realize it. Many victims are afraid, don’t speak English, and have no idea where to seek help. They are threatened with physical or sexual violence by their traffickers.
There are ways to recognize a victim of trafficking. The Beacon Program is sponsoring a training by a national expert on how to identify trafficked victims in the healthcare system.