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This guide is intended to provide resources such as journal articles, books, and websites that provide information on the subject of human trafficking. Human trafficking includes sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude. 

Journal Articles on Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking training is a one-time training requirement. Individuals are not required to repeat this training with each subsequent license renewal period. Refer to the LARA requirements for Nurses or the MI Board of Medicine Administrative Code for more information. 
If you are reading an article to fulfill your training requirement, keep a copy of the article or citation information for your records. If audited by the State to prove completion of this requirement, you will submit a list with the complete reference of the article(s) read and/or title of media program viewed. 


This is a selection of peer-reviewed journal articles available on the subject of 'identifying victims of human trafficking.' For additional articles, a list of the most recent articles in PubMed appears in the RSS feed further down this column, or you may request a literature search on this subject from a Sladen Librarian for additional information.

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Meredith A. Identifying victims of labor trafficking. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). 2024;37(1):29-32. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000995652.37567.c2. PMID: 38128136.

Greenbaum J, Kaplan D, Young J, Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health. Exploitation, Labor and Sex Trafficking of Children and Adolescents: Health Care Needs of Patients. Pediatrics. 2023 Jan 1;151(1):e2022060416. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-060416. PMID: 36827522.

Cheetham AL, Hurst IA. Human Trafficking: When to Suspect in the Pediatric Emergency Department? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Apr 1;38(4):167-171. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002685. PMID: 35358145.

Rambhatla R, Jamgochian M, Ricco C, et al. Identification of skin signs in human-trafficking survivorsInt J Womens Dermatol. 2021;7(5 Part B):677-682. doi:10.1016/j.ijwd.2021.09.011. PMID: 35028364

Basu P, Doshi V, Malinow A, Huang J, Kivlahan C, Mann L. Recognizing and intervening in child sex traffickingJ Fam Pract. 2021;70(1):29-34. doi:10.12788/jfp.0144. PMID: 33600511

Peck JL, Meadows-Oliver M, Hays SM, Maaks DG. White Paper: Recognizing Child Trafficking as a Critical Emerging Health ThreatJ Pediatr Health Care. 2021;35(3):260-269. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2020.01.005. PMID: 32178939.

Tiller J, Reynolds S. Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department: Improving Our Response to a Vulnerable PopulationWest J Emerg Med. 2020;21(3):549-554. PMID: 32421500.

Roney LN, Villano CE. Recognizing Victims of a Hidden Crime: Human Trafficking Victims in Your Pediatric Trauma BayJ Trauma Nurs 2020;27(1):37–41. PMID:31895318.

Byrne M, Parsh S, Parsh B. Human Trafficking: Impact, Identification, and Intervention. Nurs Manage 2019; 50(8):18-24. PMID: 31361692.

Lamb-Susca L, Clements PT. Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Emergency Department. J Emerg Nurs 2018; 44(6):563-569. PMID: 30149896. 

Leslie J. Human Trafficking: Clinical Assessment Guideline. J Trauma Nurs. 2018;25(5):282–289. PMID: 30216256.

Tracy EE, Macias-Konstantopoulos W. Identifying and Assisting Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Patients Seeking Women's Health Care Services. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;130(2):443-453. PMID: 28697094.
Titchen KE, Loo D, Berdan E, Rysavy MB, Ng JJ, Sharif I. Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors: Medical Student and Physician Awareness. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017;30(1):102-108. PMID: 26341745.
Moore JL, Kaplan DM, Barron CE. Sex Trafficking of Minors. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017;64(2):413-421. PMID: 28292455.
Macias-Konstantopoulos WL. Caring for the Trafficked Patient: Ethical Challenges and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals. AMA J Ethics. 2017;19(1):80-90. PMID: 28107159.
Hachey LM, Phillippi JC. Identification and Management of Human Trafficking Victims in the Emergency Department. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2017;39(1):31-51. PMID: 28141609.
Goldberg AP, Moore JL, Houck C, Kaplan DM, Barron CE. Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of Medical Presentation. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017;30(1):109-115. PMID: 27575407.
Byrne M, Parsh B, Ghilain C. Victims of human trafficking: Hiding in plain sight. Nursing. 2017;47(3):48-52. PMID: 28225400.
Shandro J, Chisolm-Straker M, Duber HC, Findlay SL, Munoz J, Schmitz G, Stanzer M, Stoklosa H, Wiener DE, Wingkun N. Human Trafficking: A Guide to Identification and Approach for the Emergency Physician. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(4):501-508.e501. PMID: 27130802.
The AMA Journal of Ethics January 2017 issue is devoted to the subject of human trafficking. 

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