Library for Health Care Providers

Vera Institute of Justice

Measuring Human Trafficking: Lessons from New York City, Vera Institute of Justice

N. Weiner, N. Hala — October 2008

Design of a standardized trafficking victim identification screening tool and supporting toolkit for its administration to improve victim identification and data collection on human trafficking and recommending validation of a standardized trafficking victim screening tool and distribution to services providers nationwide. Discusses: (1) Reporting and underreporting; (2) Prior data collection projects; (3) The “Woozle Effect” in human trafficking research; (4) Counting hard-to-reach populations; (5) Types of victims; recommendations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families

Medical Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and Its Applicability to Victims of Human Trafficking, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

E. Williamson, N. Dutch, H. Clawson — April 2010

This Issue Brief examines the procedures and protocols that currently exist for assessing and treating victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in health care settings in an effort to begin evaluating their applicability to victims of human trafficking. This topic was identified at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims. Contents include: (1) Medical and Mental Health Needs of Human Trafficking; (2) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as They Relate to Human Trafficking; (3) Practices/Procedures for Medical Professionals Serving Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Their Applicability to Human Trafficking. Additional Relevant Links: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/HumanTrafficking/SA-DV/index.pdf

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families

National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims, Post-Symposium Brief, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

E. Williamson, N. Dutch, H. Clawson — July 2009

This Issue Brief presents an overview of the major topics discussed at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims, sponsored by ASPE and held in Washington, DC, September 22-23, 2008. The brief, which focuses on the post-presentation discussions and suggestions of participants, contains links to the Symposium materials. Contents include: (1) Understanding the definition of human trafficking and its relationship to other populations; (2) Sub-populations of human trafficking that require specialized attention; (3) Physical and mental health professionals’ roles in prevention; (4) Factors contributing to identifying victims and providing services; (5) Human trafficking as a public health issue; (6) Training physical and mental health professionals; (7) Educating the public.

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Obama Administration Accomplishments on Combating Trafficking in Persons as of February 2011

June 28, 2011

Discusses: (1) President’s Interagency Task Force & Senior Policy Operating Group; (2) Department of State; (3) Department of Defense; (4) Department of Justice (Prosecutions, Coordination, Outreach/Training/Capacity Building, Victim Assistance); (5) Department of Agriculture; (6) Department of Labor; (7) Department of Health and Human Services; (8) Department of Education; (9) Department of Homeland Security (Training, Public Awareness, Increased Investigations, Improved Victim Protection, Enhanced Partnerships); (10) U.S. Agency for International Development; (11) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Litigation/Enforcement Actions, Public Education/Outreach/Training).