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Human Trafficking in Healthcare: How Would You Respond?

Please watch and share this important short film with anyone who works in healthcare, from ancillary staff to clinicians.

The film addresses the topics of recognition and response to a patient who is being trafficked. Those in healthcare will begin to learn how to create “safe spaces" for patients utilizing a trauma informed approach. When we offer care with respect and compassion - meeting our patients “where they are” - we provide opportunities for trust and rapport building. By developing a healing-centered environment, we may help a patient feel comfortable enough to share their situation and seek help.

This film was created by the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking with a grant from Capital Women in Philanthropy.

Healthcare Training & Other Resources

The Learn to Identify & Fight Trafficking (LIFT) training provides education for healthcare providers on how to identify and assist patients that have been trafficked, and includes what is considered essential information for health care professionals to know about human trafficking, including labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

856-566-7036 (24/7 on-call physicians)

Informational Resources


Trauma-Informed Approach to Victim Assistance in Healthcare Settings

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ICD 10

ICD-10-CM Coding for Human Trafficking

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AHA redflags

AHA - 10 Red Flags that Your Patient Could be a Victim

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Navigating the Unique Complexities in Familial Trafficking

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Healthcare Committee

The goal of the Healthcare Committee is to raise awareness and provide education for healthcare providers in order to ensure that human trafficking survivors are recognized, referred, and receive appropriate treatment.

If you work in a healthcare related field or have a strong interest in the intersection between human trafficking and healthcare, please consider joining the committee by completing the form linked below: