Nonprofit offers webinar on prevention of human trafficking for healthcare professionals

What: Human Trafficking 101 for Medical Professionals

When: April 20, 6 pm

Washington Trafficking Prevention (WTP) is offering a free educational opportunity for healthcare providers. WTP is a survivor-led nonprofit with a mission to prevent human trafficking in Washington State through education and empowerment. This session will educate future healthcare providers on the health implications of human trafficking and the role nurses have in identification and intervention of human trafficking.  

When we hear sex trafficking, we often think of kidnapping, however most exploitation starts much closer to home. Familial trafficking is one of the most common entry points into sex trafficking. Child exploitation has dramatically increased during the pandemic. King County alone reported a 162.5% increase in 2020. Child exploitation happens to the most vulnerable in our communities, who have unmet basic needs and have multiple intersections with oppression. The average age somebody is first exploited in Washington state is 14 years old. Healthcare providers need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to identify and assist those experiencing exploitation.

Register for the webinar at this link.