NOT HERE Presents:  The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking

November 12 & 13, 2015

The Countdown: 83 Days Remaining

August 4th began our 100 day countdown leading up to The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking in Maine. Over these 100 days, we will be sharing a fact, a resource, or a perspective each day, to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and inspire action against injustice, both domestically, and globally.

Today’s Featured Article: Medical Providers’ Understanding of Sex Trafficking and Their Experience With At-Risk Patients

A survey sent to about 500 participants revealed that healthcare providers demonstrate gaps in their knowledge about human trafficking. In fact, 63% of survey respondents in this particular study shared they had never received training on how to identify a victim of sex trafficking. 

There is a gap in training here that needs closure. While it is beneficial for ALL members of a community to know at least some minimal red flags to spot human trafficking, healthcare providers may have the greatest opportunity to identify victims due to the high percentage of victims who report seeing a medical professional during some point of their exploitation. 


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Not surprisingly, the article concludes that medical professionals with proper training were more likely to report having encountered a victim of sex trafficking. Proper training is critical in improving victim identification rates and providing proper care to identified victims.


 Read the article, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, here: Medical Providers’ Understanding of Sex Trafficking and Their Experience With At-Risk Patients


Be a part of the movement that declares Not Here!  

We invite you to like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and share these resources in your social networks to help us raise awareness that yes, human trafficking DOES happen in Maine AND around the globe, and EVERYONE needs to be involved to stop it. 



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