Medical Professionals in the Fight, Feat. Paula Fortin

 

Victims of trafficking carry with them a combination of severe psychological and physical health problems. Which is why it is almost certain that a victim will interact with a medical professional during their experience at some point.

We invited special guests, Nurse Practitioner Paula Fortin, and Fierce Freedom Survivor Advocate Amanda Casey to share their expertise on the subject and recommendations for those in the medical community to recognize and help victims.

Amanda also shares how her experience as a trafficked woman led to interactions with medical professionals and what she wishes could’ve been done for her.

Both guests discuss the importance of encouraging healthy physical boundaries in a clinical setting and the home, and how to screen for trafficking in teens.

Click here to download Fierce Freedom’s handout for the medical community with important reminders, warning signs, resources, and possible screening questions.

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