Poiema Foundation - Education and Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Training for
Health Care Professionals

Approved by the
Texas Health and
Human Services Commission


Human Trafficking for Health Care Providers

Health care practitioners are in a unique position to intervene in human trafficking, both labor and sex trafficking; however, they are often not aware their patient is a victim. Victims may be people of any age, gender, race/ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, or sexual orientation. Victims and survivors are often patients in dental offices, emergency rooms, and clinics. Health care providers have an opportunity to be a voice for this population that has no voice. Your intervention could save a life.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Human Trafficking as defined by the TVPA 2000.
  • Learn vulnerability factors for victims.
  • Learn how traffickers recruit victims.
  • Identify potential signs of human trafficking while providing services for patients.
  • Discover immediate health care needs of identified victims.
  • Develop ability for a trauma-informed response.
  • Identify who should participate in a multi-disciplinary care model.
  • Learn about available resources for trafficking survivors’ services.

Texas HHS Approved

The Poiema Foundation training course, “Human Trafficking Training for Health Care Professionals”, is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in accordance with House Bill 2059 (2019) for health care practitioner licensure renewal requirements.

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Presented by Natalie Pirrone

Natalie Pirrone

Natalie Pirrone serves as the Education and Outreach Director for Poiema Foundation, a non-profit that fights human trafficking. Natalie holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Dallas Baptist University. While in school, she interned for RescueHer helping spread awareness about sex-trafficking. After earning her degrees, she went on to work as a Voice and Choice Advocate for Traffick911 where she worked directly with minors recovered from sex-trafficking in North Texas, walking alongside them on their healing journey. In her current role, she passionately uses her background with education and first-hand experience to bring the public together to fight human trafficking.

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