Human Trafficking Protocols in HealthcareCME/CE Activity Information

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Intended Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals across all healthcare settings.


One-time Registration Fee

CME Credits

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of:

  • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit
  • 1 contact hours for Continuing Nursing Education
  • 1 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit for Continuing Physician Assistants Education
  • 1 culture continuing education credit for Continuing Social Worker Education

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date

Dec. 18, 2020


Participants must complete the program and request credit no later than February 16, 2026.

Join Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice® (AFRJ)  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.

Continuing Physician Assistants Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until February 16, 2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Social Worker Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 culture continuing education credits.

Interprofessional Continuing Education

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the benefits of working with a human trafficking response protocol.
  • Recognize the critical components of an effective human trafficking protocol.
  • Recognize the value of incorporating patient-centric approaches into protocols for trafficked patients.
  • Identify key aspects of safe screening, assessment, and initial response procedures.
  • Identify key aspects of effective physical exam and documentation guidelines.
  • Identify legal protections and restrictions for providers and trafficked persons.
  • Identify key aspects of knowledgeable referrals and coordinated case management.
  • Recognize the value of debriefing and evaluation procedures.
  • Analyze practices and protocols within your own facility.


Jordan Greenbaum, MD
Medical Director, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children—Alexandria, VA
Staff Physician, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—Atlanta, GA

Ashleigh S. Chapman, JD
Human Rights Lawyer
Founder/CEO, Altus Solutions™
President/CEO, Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice®
Laramie, WY

Alana Flora, JD
Chief Operating Officer, Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice®
Director, Engage Together®

Brittany V. Thomas, MSSW
Educational Consultant, Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice®

Jessica Samuel
Educational Consultant, Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice®

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


The faculty members have nothing to disclose.

Planners and Managers

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose


Online course

System Requirements

  • Internet access
  • Device to access the Internet (such as a computer, tablet, or phone)

Request for Credit

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, follow the instructions for requesting and receiving credit that are included upon completing the course.

Additional Disclosures & Disclaimers

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Human Trafficking Protocols in Healthcare

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