Juhi Jain: email@example.com
Salina Mostajabian: Salina.Mostajabian@bcm.edu
Apoorva Murthy: Apoorva.Murthy@bcm.edu
Human Trafficking: the modern-day form of slavery; the coercion of human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced labor, or other purposes through force, fraud, or coercion
The Scope of the Problem
Health care professionals can identify and help victims of human trafficking!
Call the National Hotline when you suspect your patient is a victim of human trafficking: 1-888-3737-888
DFC Fights Human Trafficking in Texas:
To train and equip health care professionals to understand, identify, and provide resources to victims of human trafficking in Houston.
As healthcare professionals, we are poised in a unique position to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking. We should not only be involved in the fight against this crime, but also serve as strong advocates for those who are in the most vulnerable positions.
We have developed a 1 hour curriculum approved for Continuing Medical Education credits within some local health systems. This curriculum focuses on identifying potential victims, the best approach to help victims in the healthcare setting, and the available resources in Houston.
We train healthcare professionals using this curriculum at medical facilities (minor care clinics, free-standing urgent care centers and large hospitals) around Houston and along the I-10 corridor.
We coordinate specific outreach events (bus tour, forum, etc.) to show healthcare professionals firsthand the scope and proximity of this issue.
We collaborate with local organizations that work towards similar anti-human trafficking goals – to raise awareness in our community about human trafficking and evidenced-based approaches to support survivors in our community.