The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center are holding an intensive education program in March to assist hospitals and other providers identify and respond to individuals who have experienced trafficking.
Through SOAR Training – Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond – healthcare and social service professionals are better able to recognize those who are at risk or who have experienced human trafficking. National studies have shown that more than two-thirds of survivors are seen by a healthcare provider during their trafficking experience.
To participate in the March 4-5 program in Nashville, Tenn., healthcare teams of 3 to 5 people are being asked to bring a letter of commitment from executive leadership and to complete a two-hour SOAR online module before the training. After the training, teams will receive free follow-up coaching from technical assistance experts to help implement their action plans. One of the trainers is Hanni Stoklosa, M.D., executive director of HEAL Trafficking and an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Space for the program is limited. To participate, complete this application of interest
and upload a letter of commitment
by February 7, 2020.