More than any time in history, currently there are 30 million people entrapped in human trafficking -- 27% of victims are children, with the average age of entry at 14
More than any time in history, currently there are 30 million people entrapped in human trafficking — 27% of victims are children, with the average age of entry at 14 years old. Potential victims may present in any clinical setting, but 87% of trafficking victims have encountered a healthcare professional up to nine times during their captivity without being identified. As the most trusted health care providers, APRNs should be equipped to identify and treat victims, and implement organizational protocols to maximize health outcomes. Hear about the APRN role in prevention, treatment, advocacy, and aftercare.
Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP; Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi TX and Professor, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University; Friendswood TX