Good morning. I hope all of our Canadian readers had a lovely Thanksgiving. Tonight begins Yom Kippur, so I will be knocking off a bit early to get ready for services. Apologies for the lack of post yesterday. It was a federal holiday in the US, so I played hooky with my wife who had the day off. And let’s face it–the only thing I’ve read since last we spoke is about our unfortunate Republican candidate, and no one needs more to read about him. So let’s move on to things that lift us up, shall we? Namely quality education that improve our capacity as clinicians, this one from Futures Without Violence:
They are hosting a webinar, Legal Aspects of Human Trafficking for Health Providers: Case Studies and Legal Remedies. The session will be held October 20th from 3-4:40pm ET. From the site:
Description: This webinar will provide health care providers with insight into the legal remedies available to human trafficking victims. Each year, thousands of men, women, and children are held in forced labor, forced prostitution, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. This webinar will explore the role health care providers can play in identifying trafficking victims, providing documentation, developing expert testimony, and providing affidavits for submission in legal cases. The program will cover both US citizen and foreign-born victims trafficked in the United States. Presenters will use case studies to discuss trafficking victims’ contact with the providers, including missed opportunities when victims might have been identified but were not. The speakers, both attorneys, have more than three decades of combined experience in the human trafficking field.
- Identify legal remedies – immigration, civil, and criminal – available to trafficking victims in the United States;
- Define the critical role that healthcare providers can play in identifying victims, providing documentation, developing expert testimony, and providing affidavits for submission in legal cases;
- Identify human trafficking red flags through case examples of victims seeking medical care.
Hanni Stoklosa, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Executive Director, HEAL Trafficking.
Stephanie Richard, JD, Policy & Legal Services Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), Los Angeles, CA
Martina Vandenberg, JD, Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (HT Pro Bono), Washington, DC.