Objective: The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of trauma-informed care training on the practice of dental, optometry, and mental health providers caring for victims of human trafficking. Methods: A mixed method approach was used, including pre-post surveys and one focus group discussion. Results: The dental, optometry, and mental health provider participants reported a greater awareness of human trafficking and greater knowledge of how to approach and care for the victims in a trauma- informed way. Conclusion: Continued training on the provision of trauma-informed care for victims of human trafficking is necessary for dentists, optometrists, and mental health professionals serving in health clinics in a university located in the southeast United States.
Gaillard-Kenney SF, Kent B, Lewis J, Williams C. Effects of Trauma-informed Care Training on Healthcare Providers Caring for Victims of Human Trafficking. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2020 Jun 16;18(3), Article 13.