Library for Health Care Providers

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

Obama Administration Accomplishments on Combating Trafficking in Persons as of February 2012

Discusses: (1) President’s Interagency Task Force & Senior Policy Operating Group; (2) Department of State; (3) Department of Defense; (4) Department of Justice (Prosecutions, Regarding Child Sex Trafficking, Coordination, Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance Initiatives, Victim Assistance); (5) Department of the Interior; (6) Department of Agriculture; (7) Department of Labor (Detection and Law Enforcement, Transnational Engagement/Monitoring/Research, Victim Services); (8) Department of Health and Human Services; (9) Department of Transportation; (10) Department of Education; (11) Department of Homeland Security (Training, Public Awareness/Engagement, Victim Assistance/Perpetrator Justice); (12) Officer of the Director of National Intelligence; (13) U.S. Agency for International Development; (14) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Litigation/Enforcement Actions, Public Education/Outreach/Training).

Oregon Law Review

Oregon Transploitation: A Model Law Approach to Combat Human Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

R. Ainley — 2011

Discusses human trafficking for organ removal, emergence of black market in organ procurement in response to procurement shortages, transplant tourism, current legislative and ethical constraints on trafficking for organ removal, and a proposal for a model law encompassing both removal of organs as exploitation and criminalization of transplant tourism as an act that promotes trafficking.

Polaris Project/National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

Polaris Project Resources Overview

“[NHTRC] offers a broad selection of resources for … educators, medical, legal and governmental professionals, service providers, law enforcement personnel, community members, potential victims, and those at risk for human trafficking. This section contains a series of downloadable materials… . There are links to current and pending legislation on the federal and state levels; public awareness and direct outreach materials including multilingual flyers that advertise the NHTRC hotline number; PowerPoint presentations; and detailed topical reports and general information materials that provide an overview of the issue.”

Polaris Project/National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Polaris Project Website

Discusses: (1) Why Trafficking Exists; (2) The Traffickers; (3) The Victims; (4) The Facilitators; (5) Myths & Misconceptions; (6) Anti-Trafficking Efforts; (7) Sex Trafficking in U.S.; (8) Labor Trafficking in U.S.; (9) Recognizing the Signs; (10) International Trafficking; (11) Trafficking FAQs; (12) State-by-State Resources; (13) Calendar of Events; (14) Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888).

New York State Nurses Association

Position Statement on Human Trafficking

Position Statement aims to heighten awareness, encourage education among Registered Professional Nurses and all healthcare providers regarding human trafficking, and enhance nursing’s ability to advocate for public safety.

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, National District Attorneys Association

Potential Trafficking Indicators for Medical Professionals: Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking, What to Look for During a Medical Exam/Consultation

Discussing: (1) Potential red flags and indicators that can be useful in recognizing a potential trafficking victim; (2) Short and long-term health effects of human trafficking; (3) Victim identification; (4) Course of action if a potential victim is identified.

Georgetown University, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

Providers of Service to Victims of Trafficking: A Study for Catholic Charities USA (2013)

M. Cicade, M. Gautier, C. Saunders — July 2013

Discusses: (1) Gaps in the services for trafficking victims, including housing, transportation, interpreters/language translation services, and legal/mental health counseling; (2) Impediments to providing services, including (1) the definition of who is a trafficked person; (2) the criminalization of trafficking victims of trafficking; (3) lack of personnel to focus on grant writing and other necessary fundraising activities; (4) lack of infrastructure for providing services to trafficking victims; (5) lack of adequate funding and resources, which was described as “most challenging.”