Do you want to learn more about human trafficking? Our continuing education module has been put together by healthcare and legal professionals to ensure it incorporates knowledge about clinical scenarios as well as the legal options and processes available to human trafficking victims. For healthcare providers in Michigan, this free online module meets the State of Michigan’s training standards. This section also includes guidelines for facilitating a conversation about human trafficking and the principles of trauma-informed care.

Case Studies Spotlight on Human Trafficking in America

Labor Trafficking

Rebecca lived in an orphanage in Haiti. When she was fourteen-years-old, she was “adopted” by the Florida family who owned the orphanage. The adoption was a sham, and her new family quickly became her captors. For nine years, they forced her to work 15 hours each day in the house, cooking, cleaning, and doing yard work. They beat her, isolated her, and threatened to deport her to Haiti if she tried to leave. Two of the three family members were charged and convicted of human trafficking.

* Individual’s name has been changed for their protection

Did you know?


Forced labor in the private economy generates an estimated $150 billion in illegal profits per year.


At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery.


Their are 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the world.

If you are in the United States and you need help or you want to learn more about human trafficking:

Call: 1 (888) 373-7888
National Human Trafficking Hotline
SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish, and 200 more languages

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