Healthcare Professionals Training
Trafficking.Tips provides extensive training to Healthcare Professionals and Personnel at all levels. Typically (but not necessarily) conducted during Grand Rounds, we equip all Healthcare service providers with customized information needed to develop more effective programs to recognize trafficking victims.
Healthcare Professionals are a front-line of defense for victims. Victims present, often with their traffickers, and receive the medical or mental health care they need immediately, but not the assertive assistance necessary to remove them from their life threatening situations. Healthcare providers at every level frequently miss the signs of human trafficking, often mistaking the signals for intimate partner violence, and rarely know how to help.
Healthcare Professionals must learn to identify these victims in order to give them the opportunity for escape and appropriate treatment.
Our training provides Healthcare Professionals the resources and information they need to understand what human trafficking is, the clinical presentation of such patients, and the unique treatment needs of this patient population.
Trafficking.Tips offers a complete “Human Trafficking in America” Healthcare Professional Training series. Whether presented on-site or video based, we customize each session to your needs with the latest information. This training provides you with the tools, resources and information that are absolutely necessary for effective trafficking victim identification and resources for care.
Attendees will learn:
The Nine Causes for the Rise of Human Trafficking in America. There is no other place to find this information:
- No criminal justice machine for investigation & prosecution.
The “War on Drugs,” is systemically infused into every local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agency, along with prosecutors and judges for nearly 50 years. Very few law enforcement professionals know how to recognize, investigate, or prosecute human trafficking crimes.”
- No suspicion.
If someone gets caught with enough drugs to sell, they’re going to jail. But if someone driving with a young lady carries no suspicion. You can showcase your product online and IRL.
- No ‘product’ to buy.
Drugs are sold. Inventory has to be restocked. Girls are rented at 100% profit.
- Reduced law enforcement motive.
No apologies for the fact that law enforcement knows how to run drug busts and that asset forfeitures come back to the department. Human trafficking victims get the benefit of asset forfeiture, not the police.
- Prostitution is ‘mainstream.’
It’s no longer as taboo as it once was. It’s seen more as a ‘victimless crime.’ But this isn’t prostitution. This is human trafficking, which intentionally disguises itself as prostitution.
- Easy ‘product’ acquisition.
Females and Males are often willingly recruited out of ‘love’ for their pimp.
- Myths and Misinformation: Trafficking in America.
Why is everyone getting it wrong? The Myths and Misinformation Surrounding Human Trafficking.
- Human Trafficking is a new crime: False
- Human Trafficking victims are mostly foreign born: False
- Human Trafficking involves moving people from one place to another: False
- Human Trafficking victims are smuggled into America: False
- Human Trafficking victims are mostly kidnapped: False
- Human Trafficking victims try to leave their pimps: False
- Human Trafficking victims mostly want out of “the life”: False
- Human Trafficking victims mostly want to be rescued: False
- Human Trafficking victims know they are human trafficking victims: False
- Substance Abuse, especially opiates
A growing spiral of danger exists between human trafficking and opiate addiction. Heroin is the trafficker’s best method of recruiting and controlling victims.
- The Internet
“From the sublime and educational to the provocative and salacious, I am often amazed at the information and materials that can be found on the Internet. So it should not come as a surprise that the Internet, along with other technologies, plays a role in both enabling and combating human trafficking.” Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. Superior Court, District of Columbia
We will also review:
- Medical and mental health indicators pertaining to human trafficking
- Defining what human trafficking is and isn’t
- Identifying victims
- Providing victims with information pertaining to safety and assistance
- Providing Education to First Responders and Stakeholders (Police, Medical Personnel, Teachers, Postal Carriers, etc.)
- Exhaustive Listing of Victim Assistance Postings
- Recognizing victim of trafficking
- Recognizing Indicators That Distinguish Foreign From Domestic Victims
- Medical and Physical indicators common to child trafficking victims
- Psychological conditions
- Questions to ask potential victims
“Thank you so much for allowing us into your world and your work. We are so grateful for you time, effort and knowledge sharing. It is very clear you are passionate about human trafficking and your desire to rid society of its power.”
— Jennifer Moller, Director, Women’s Health Services, Hartford Hospital
“I wanted to thank you for your presentation this past Wednesday. My husband read your book, The Berlin Turnpike. I had fallen into the belief of one of your myths: that this was a terrible abuse perpetrated mainly on foreign soil. Your talk opened my eyes to this evil occurring right in our backyards. And as I sat there, I had that same guttural awful feeling; I could hardly look at the screen. God bless the children, God bless the vulnerable, and God bless you for exposing this to the world.”
— Rekha K. Singh, MD, FACS, Chief of Surgery, Hospital of Central Connecticut
“After each presentation, I require my students to write a response paper. They are famously quick to detect a disingenuous speaker, and can be brutally honest in their criticisms; Bechard passes the authenticity test with an ‘A’. Time after time my students give him positive reviews, saying his was one of the most important classes of the semester.”
— Carole MacKenzie, LCSW, University of Hartford
“Ray, the fact of the matter is you always were and always will be my savior. Someone who saved me from myself and the brutality of the streets. Still to this day you protect me and watch over me. I can never repay the debt. Nor could I ever find someone I can confide in such as yourself. No one understands or is more compassionate than you to my needs and frustration over being victimized. These people who are so quick to judge and criticize on something they know nothing of. You truly do understand fully now the feeling of being victimized. I’m behind you all the way!!”
— “Marie” – Victim of Human Trafficking
“I had to call on Ray for assistance in locating one of our foster care girls that had run away. She had been missing for five days and three police departments were searching for her. Ray and his staff were able to locate her and she was rescued from the trafficker who already had her working on the streets. I am so impressed with the level of commitment of this gentle man and his humility as he works to make a difference in the lives of young vulnerable children.”
— Rosemarie Burton, President, Klingberg Family Centers
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Contact us: Training@Trafficking.Tips or 860-263-9667