The most significant barrier to helping victims of sex trafficking is also the most basic: Identifying them.
In a 2014 survey of survivors, 88% reported receiving medical attention during the time they were being trafficked.
Diagnosis: Trafficked provides specialized training, from the victim's perspective, so that professionals working in the medical field can look beyond the test results and paperwork and provide a gateway to freedom for victims.
Participants will learn:
- What sex trafficking is and how it operates.
- How to recognize the indicators of a trafficking victim.
- What trauma does to the brain and how this can affect a victim’s thinking and behavior.
- How to interact with a victim using trauma-informed care for the best chance to help them.
- How to access resources for help.
One contact hour will be awarded.
Susan Norris is the Founder and Executive Director of Rescuing Hope and has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking in America since 2010. Her passion is to raise awareness about the issue, educate potential victims and first responders, and encourage and empower survivors to live an abundant life.
Susan is the author of the novel Rescuing Hope, a member of the Georgia State Human Trafficking Task Force, and a member of the GRACE Commission. She is a Credentialed Victim’s Advocate and a NOVA Victim’s Advocate trainer. She is P.O.S.T. certified to train law enforcement in Georgia and a CLASS certified speaker. Susan holds a Master’s of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, taught in public and private schools, and served as a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes prior to joining the fight against sex trafficking. Susan is a wife and the mother of two adult children. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Georgia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.