Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year in the US, thousands of human trafficking cases are reported but many more go unnoticed. While the prevalence of female sex trafficking in the United States is underestimated due to the illegal nature of the issue, we do know that individuals of all genders, ethnicities, ages, and races are being sold for sex against their will in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Healthcare providers are in a unique position and may be the only professional a trafficked individual interacts with during trafficking.
Dr. Ashley Hodges, Dr. Lauren Mays and guest speakers from a variety of agencies will address sex trafficking in Alabama. This mini-conference will address the human trafficking crisis and the role of health care providers. The target audience is any healthcare provider, social workers and case workers.
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:00am to 12:30pmVirtual Event