Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue: A Paradigm Expansion in the United States
Editors: Makini Chisolm-Straker, MD, MPH; Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH
Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue: A Paradigm Expansion in the United States examines the public health dimensions of labor and sex trafficking in the U.S., the scope of the crisis and possible solutions. Diverse experts – including survivors, academics, clinicians and advocates – describe support and care interventions across various domains and disciplines with a robust model for collaboration.
Among the topics covered are foster care and human trafficking risk, LGBTQ youth and vulnerability to human trafficking, physical health of human trafficking survivors, caring for survivors and media narratives. By focusing on the humanity of trafficked persons, this public health paradigm focus broadens the understanding of and ability to address trafficking while adding critical direction and resources to the criminal justice and human rights structures currently in place.