National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: Post-Symposium Brief. Educating the Public


In addition to educating health care professionals, symposium attendees discussed the importance of educating the broader public, including individuals in other professions who may encounter this population. Human trafficking has received greater media and public attention; however, attendees noted that the majority of people in the country remain unaware of this problem, especially as it relates to labor trafficking and domestic victims. Social service professionals reported coming into contact with people from all walks of life who may have witnessed instances of human trafficking but lacked the proper information or resources to recognize it. They expressed the need for further and ongoing public education and awareness building to successfully address human trafficking.

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