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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness for Healthcare: W.A.R. on Slavery*


Healthcare professionals are on the frontlines when it comes to identifying and caring for victims of human trafficking. As a result, they need to be educated on how to recognize red flags of abuse so they can intercede on behalf of the patient. This program will play a critical role in preparing our country’s medical community to help victims break out of this abuse cycle.

Program Preview – (3 lessons)

About This Program

Human Trafficking Awareness for Healthcare: W.A.R. on Slavery is a three-minute-a-day program for educating your staff on how to recognize and help sex trafficking victims. Each lesson provides the gripping story of a real-life victim that will change your team’s mindsets and hearts and educate them on the tools and action steps they can use to help victims escape their slavery.

In this program, your staff will learn:

  • Warmth and Protection keys that are essential to connecting and providing a safe haven for human trafficking victims;
  • Assessment tools for recognizing “red flags” and working with victims utilizing a 4-step process;
  • Releasing shame and blame from victims by understanding the victim mentality and brainwashing tactics of pimps and others who enslave these victims.

A tri-fold HT Pocket Guide forHealthcare printable pdf is designed to assist staff in remembering the key points and action strategies. We have an insertable pdf for the ICD Codes for human trafficking cases to go along with our Pocket Guide.

Abolitionist William Wilberforce once said, “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know. Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.”

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this eLearning program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the common “Red Flag” indicators and high-risk factors for human trafficking victims.
  2. Describe the Physical Indicators most commonly found in human trafficking victims.
  3. Recognize the common Controlling Indicators that may be a sign of potential human trafficking.
  4. Describe the (trauma-informed) techniques of building warmth and rapport to enhance interactions with a potential victim of human trafficking.
  5. Understand the four steps and what questions to ask in dealing with potential human trafficking victims as to empower them to break free from trafficking.
  6. Use the National HT Resource Center hotline phone number for HT reporting and referrals.

*We will be donating 10% of the profits from this program to Human Trafficking service providers and advocates with whom we volunteer.

Bio Sketch:


After falling prey to traffickers as a teenager, Ruth Rondon broke free from 18 years of drug addiction and trafficking at age 33.  Ruth was subjected to trauma and abuse as a child and as an adult, and lived beyond the reach of anyone who cared for her. Her family and others tried to reach her for years, to no avail.  She navigated through life in survival mode, lonely, self-destructive, and oblivious to her own potential and the power she held inside.  Ruth vowed to be a victim no more and was able to escape the life. She broke free from drug addiction and broke the cycle of abuse in her life and she went on to work for 27 years as a clerk. She retired so she could begin helping other victims become survivors. She is the author of The Realities of Human Trafficking: From the Inside Out to Freedom.  In 2015, Ruth was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve (and is presently serving) a two-year term on the Michigan Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board.

Patti Hathaway is known as The CHANGE AGENT. As a bestselling author of five books, a Certified Speaking Professional, and business adviser and coach, Patti is the author of two other Avanoo programs. In Living Powerfully During Nonstop Change , Patti shares her own and others’ personal struggles and triumphs while teaching you achievable solutions she’s refined over 25 years of service and research. In her Enrich Your Job and Boost HCAHPS Scores, a program for hospital professionals, she teaches simple, effective practices based on evidence-based medical research—practices that are guaranteed to bring measurable results. Patti’s books have been translated into 6 languages and have collectively sold over 100,000 copies. Her expertise has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Management Update, Entrepreneur Magazine, Sales and Marketing Excellence, Woman’s Day, American Way, Cosmopolitan, and numerous industry-specific journals.

In this Program, Ruth provides real-life stories of her own and others as a trafficking victim, while Patti teaches practical, proven tools and strategies that are based on real life rather than theory. Together, Ruth and Patti provide a powerful combination of street experience and thought provoking insights to challenge healthcare workers to stop human trafficking and end modern day slavery.



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