This course is designed to assist the physical therapy professional in identifying potential victims of human trafficking in the clinical and community settings. Communication strategies, legal reporting guidelines, and awareness of this critical problem in our state are discussed, meeting the re-licensure guidelines for PT's and PTA's in Michigan.
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to :
- Describe the current types, epidemiology and status of human trafficking activity in the state of Michigan, as well as the prevalence in our communities and work settings.
- List the guiding principles of assessment and care of human trafficking victims, using a "trauma informed' care approach.
- Identify "red flag" indicators of human trafficking in the clinical settings
- Discuss effective communication strategies and a framework for initial inquiry with victims of human trafficking .
- Follow legal guidelines for reporting potential human trafficking illegal activity to law enforcement and child protection agencies.
About The Speaker(s)
Holly Lookabaugh-Deur is a physical therapist and owner of a private practice in West Michigan, and is board certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the APTA, along with other credentials. Trained in the identification of human trafficking victims, Lookabaugh-Deur, also currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for the MPTA Board of Directors.