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2021 Human Trafficking Academy

October 18, 2021 - November 1, 2021

In the fight against the scourge of human trafficking in the United States, healthcare professionals remain on the frontlines.  Research shows that up to 88% of victims of human trafficking accessed health care during their exploitation.  Not only do healthcare professionals have a unique opportunity to identify victims of human trafficking, but they also play a trusted and integral role in a survivor’s mental and physical health during their involvement with the legal system, and in their healing and reintegration in the long term.

This year’s intensive online certification aims to equip those in the field with 15 advanced courses taught by leading experts. Through a pragmatic approach that moves beyond the theoretical to actual hands-on application of skills in practice, participants will gain a solid understanding of:

  • Various forms of human trafficking as well as identification in a health care setting.

  • Physical and mental health impacts including best practices for diagnosis and treatment through trauma-informed care.

  • Laws, regulations, and ethical considerations including healthcare professionals participation in the legal process.

  • Intersections in health and human trafficking such as COVID-19, opioid addiction, and trafficking of persons with disabilities.

  • Survivor perspectives, multidisciplinary partnerships, and integral development as a path to healing.

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University College of Law is renowned for its solid track record of effective training on human trafficking matters. To date, the Academy has provided specialized training and technical assistance to over 15,000 leaders and community members domestically and abroad.  We hope you will join us for this year’s cutting-edge insights, assessments, and knowledge of human trafficking though the lens of health care!

Read about our most recent 2020 Summer Academy here.


Standard Registration Fee: $400
Deadline Extended: Thursday, October 14, 2021

A 25% discount is available for
(1) students with proof of valid student I.D.; or
(2) organizations/institutions that register three or more participants.

* Full Scholarships for Survivors of Human Trafficking *

Please contact us for further details at humantrafficking@stu.edu or 305-628-6688.





*Certificate Awarded by St. Thomas University College of Law.*
27 CLE credits approved by The Florida Bar


October 18, 2021
November 1, 2021
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