Webinar: The Public Health Framework to Address Human Trafficking

Publication Date: February 7, 2018

This one hour webinar introduces a public health framework for human trafficking, which allows communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of all survivors of human trafficking while addressing the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking. This webinar applies the “upstream-downstream” metaphor to a public health approach, and examines the success of looking upstream in building a public health response to other social issues, such as domestic violence or anti-smoking efforts. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the “upstream-downstream” metaphor for a public health approach, and discuss how it applies to human trafficking.
  • Compare the differences between criminal justice and public health approaches to human trafficking.
  • Identify three components of a public health framework for human trafficking: (1) using evidence-based research to develop relevant policy and programs, (2) actively working to prevent human trafficking from occurring, (3) examining and addressing the behaviors or societal views that increase the risk of human trafficking.
  • Apply the public health framework to a case study.
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