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Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This toolkit from the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTA), a service of the ACF Office on Trafficking in Persons, is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants working for survivor advocacy. This toolkit is for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other organizations who support those impacted by human trafficking. NHTTA plans to expand this toolkit continually using feedback from diverse stakeholders.

Accession number
25743
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the OTIP website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/nhttacorgtoolkit

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood: Pathways Transition Training Toolkit

Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood: Pathways Transition Training Toolkit
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This toolkit is designed to accompany the Promoting the Positive Pathways to Adulthood (PPPA) online training modules. The PPPA training develops the capabilities of direct service providers who work with youth and young adults ages 14 to 29 who have serious mental health needs. The training is also intended for use by peer support and family service providers. To assist with implementation, the toolkit includes practice scenarios, video segments with discussion questions, and role plays based on real-life situations.

Accession number
25644
Authors
Jivanjee, P., Brennan, E.M., Gonzalez-Prats, M.C., Melton, R., Lewis, K.H.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University

Year published new
2016
Availability

Implementation of Human Trafficking Education and Treatment Algorithm in the Emergency Department

Implementation of Human Trafficking Education and Treatment Algorithm in the Emergency Department
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a project to implement a screening system and treatment algorithm in an emergency department (ED) to improve the identification and rescue of human trafficking victims. After conducting a literature review on human trafficking, a multidisciplinary team completed a gap analysis between evidence-based best practices and current practices of a level 2 trauma center at a community hospital in southwestern Pennsylvania. The project ED had no standardized education or screening process for human trafficking. The project used a two-pronged identification approach that included embedding medical red flags from a risk-assessment tool into the electronic medical record and creating a silent notification process. Survey results from the ED participants indicated 75 percent reported that the education improved their competence level about human trafficking. The team assessed the success of implementation by the number of victims whom ED staff identified through either approach and how many accepted intervention.

Accession number
25585
Authors
Egyud, A., Stephens, K., Swanson-Bierman, B., DiCuccio, M., Whiteman, K.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Emergency Nursing

Series
Practice Improvement
Volume new
43
Year published new
2017
Availability

Full-text article available for free download at: https://www.jenonline.org/article/S0099-1767(17)30041-7/pdf

Child Trafficking: Issues for Policy and Practice

Child Trafficking: Issues for Policy and Practice
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes efforts to address child trafficking through intensive collaboration among professionals of varied disciplines. The authors indicate that healthcare providers have a major role in this multidisciplinary approach. Training is essential for all professionals, and policies and protocols may assist in fostering an effective, comprehensive response to victimization. This articles looks at common risk factors for child trafficking including running away and homelessness.

Accession number
25873
Authors
Greenbaum, V.J., Yun, K., Todres, J.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics

Year published new
2018
Availability

Child Human Trafficking: See, Pull, Cut the Threads of Abuse

Child Human Trafficking: See, Pull, Cut the Threads of Abuse
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes human trafficking as a hidden public health epidemic with an estimated 199,000 youth as young as 12-years-old who are victims. Given the covert nature of this criminal activity and the lack of self-disclosure by victims, the author encourages health care providers, particularly emergency nurses, to learn about the subtle signs of potential human trafficking among children and youth. Emergency nurses should look for young patients who present with tattoos, poor personal hygiene, suspicious injuries of abuse, and lack of medical and dental care. They should also observe the interaction between the youth and the accompanying adult. Do they seem related? Do they arrive at the hospital without any identification or documentation? Is the history provided consistent with the main reason for seeking medical attention? In addition to medical signs of trafficking, the author recommends that emergency nurses understand the legal aspects of this issue.

Accession number
25584
Authors
Normandin, P.A.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Emergency Nursing

Series
Pediatric Update
Volume new
43
Year published new
2017
Availability

Full-text article available for free download at: https://www.jenonline.org/article/S0099-1767(17)30416-6/pdf