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Health Care Provider Pocket Assessment Card


Health Care Provider Pocket Assessment Card

by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Rescue and Restore Campaign)


The pocket card includes a list of clues that may indicate a victim of human trafficking, including:

    • Evidence of being controlled
    • Evidence of inability to move or leave job
    • Fear or depression
    • Bruises or other signs of physical abuse
    • Not speaking on own behalf and/or non-English speaking
    • No passport or other forms of identification or documentation

It also includes key questions to ask, as in:

    • What type of work do you do?
    • Are you being paid?
    • Can you leave your job if you want to?
    • Can you come and go as you please?
    • Where do you sleep and eat?
    • Have you or your family been threatened?
    • What are your working and living conditions like?
    • Do you have to ask permission to eat/sleep/go to the bathroom?
    • Are there locks on your doors/windows so you cannot get out?
    • Has your identification or documentation been taken from you?

Most importantly it has the phone number for the Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline on both sides, in case you have any questions.

Why does FASTEN recommend this resource?

This pocket card is more convenient than the health care provider brochure to carry when meeting with patients.  It serves as an educational tool and a physical reminder to look beneath the surface for victims of human trafficking.  It is intended for health care personnel (specifically doctors) and medical ministries.

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