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Helping Human Trafficking Victims In Our Backyard

Belles, Nita

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3182396557
Feature: CE Connection

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Healthcare professionals are uniquely positioned to discover individuals who are trafficked and intervene. This article describes the problem, discusses red flags to watch for, common ailments in victims, screening questions if trafficking is suspected, and proactive steps to take in your workplace to deal with human trafficking.

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Learn red flags and common ailments in victims, screening questions, and proactive steps to intervene.The CE test for this article is available only online at www.NursingCenter.com/CE/CNJ.

Nita Belles, MTh, author and speaker, released In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective of Human Trafficking in the United States (2011). Her book documents U.S. trafficking and is a battle call to Christians to learn about and be part of the solution to stop trafficking.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

The CE test for this article is available only online at www.NursingCenter.com/CE/CNJ.

For online continuing education on human trafficking, see this article and “The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking” from the American Journal of Nursing at Lippincott's NursingCenter.com.

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