Online Course
Human Trafficking Awareness for Rehabilitation Professionals
Shine a light on this often hidden crime against humanity

2-2.5 hours





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Diana Blaney
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Diana has a passion for working with females experiencing pelvic pain, particularly those in remote, rural or refugee communities.

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Human trafficking is a global issue. It affects all races, genders, ages, and socio-economic groups. Recently, researchers, policymakers, and survivors of human trafficking have been pushing to change the perception of human trafficking from a purely law enforcement issue to a public health issue.

Due to the nature of rehabilitation medicine assessment, documentation, and surveillance, rehabilitation professionals are well-suited to identify and assist trafficked persons. This course will overview concepts and definitions related to human trafficking, describe the different types of human trafficking, discuss how to identify red flags of human trafficking, and how to safely interact and intervene with a suspected trafficked person. United States Guidelines and Federal Law will be discussed to give context for appropriate identification and intervention. This course will also overview important topics, such as trauma-informed care and the multidisciplinary team referral network, and provide resources and clinical tools to empower the healthcare professional to help put a stop to human trafficking.


This course aims to improve awareness of human trafficking and educate the healthcare professional on how to identify and intervene in the best interest of the trafficked person.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2-2.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 2.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the related concepts and definitions of human trafficking
  • list the key dynamics and red flags of two types of human trafficking
  • describe at least three strategies for interacting with trafficked persons
  • identify the key members of the multidisciplinary team and referral network roles in human trafficking intervention and response

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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