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Sex Trafficking Education for Healthcare Professionals

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Title:Sex Trafficking Education for Healthcare Professionals
Authors:Paresa, Chanel Kapualeialoha
Contributors:Shannon, Maureen (advisor)
Nursing (department)
Keywords:Nursing
commercial exploitation of children (CSEC)
healthcare professional training
sex trafficking education
Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of youth and adolescents is a severe form of child abuse and an important health issue. The interface between trafficking victims and the healthcare setting is an opportunity for the victims to be identified so that they can receive the care that they need. However, it has been apparent that healthcare professionals require training about human and sex trafficking, including its health implications, in order to identify and treat a victim of sexual exploitation. Although many healthcare organizations are adapting curricula for such trainings, methods and content of education programs vary widely and none currently exist in Hawai’i. In order to address this gap, a pilot educational program about human sex trafficking was implemented at Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health Hospital on Ō‘ahu. Initially, an optional self-study module was offered to the staff as well as an annual online training module with the goal of increasing staff’s awareness of the sex trafficking epidemic and provide information about how to identify victims of sex trafficking. Post-tests were conducted subsequent to the live training to document whether an increase in awareness on the part of the staff was achieved.
Description:D.N.P. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:37 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63218
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Appears in Collections: D.N.P. - Nursing


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