MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A statewide seminar for medical professionals and students was held at Northern Michigan University Friday. Organized by the U.P. Area Health Education Center, on human trafficking and trauma informed care.
The 7 hour presentation was simulcast at 7 different locations around Michigan and featured several guest speakers, including Dr. Mark Sloane of Western Michigan's Children's Trauma Assessment Center and a woman who survived human trafficking.
Friday's talks focused on recognizing warning signs of human trafficking in young adults, identifying victims of human trafficking, and how to report it safely.
“Human trafficking is becoming much more wide spread than it used to be and better detected,” says Cindy Noble, Executive Director of UPAHEC. “That's part of the goal of today is to help health providers have better screening methods and resources for helping potential victims.”
To learn more about the U.P. Area Health Education Center and upcoming events, visit their website at http://www.nmu.edu/upahec/home.