Human Trafficking for Michigan Social Workers

About the Course:
Health care personnel in Michigan are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Healthcare providers must be alert to the signs of trafficking in their patients and trained to respond with trauma-informed care. This course is designed to provide a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking and how it affects patients and their families. The course is targeted for Michigan healthcare providers who want to improve their ability to practice evidence-based care to identify, care for, and report victims of human trafficking.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the incidence, scope, and types of human trafficking.
  • List risk factors and warning signs for those who may become or who are victims of human trafficking.
  • Discuss intervention strategies to approach trafficking victims and determine treatment
  • Identify reporting agencies and community resources for human trafficking victims.
  • Explain the role of health care personnel in attacking the global issue of human trafficking and empowering victims for change. 
About the Author:
Michelle Lyman, MD, MPH is a Family Medicine resident working at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2019 with a dual degree in medicine and a Master of Public Health specializing in Epidemiology. Dr. Lyman also earned a graduate certificate through the Scholarly Excellence Leadership Experience and Collaborative Training (SELECT) program.

During medical school, she worked with the Physicians Against Trafficking of Humans (PATH) through the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) as well as HEAL Trafficking to promote improved medical education on trafficking. She has presented her work on simulation-based curriculum at several national conferences and has designed several inaugural training programs at her medical school that continue to this day. Dr. Lyman’s current education goals are to more fully understand broad-spectrum care to better serve vulnerable populations and foster community health.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
    • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
    • Provide required personal information and payment information.
    • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
    • Print your Certificate of Completion.


Resolution of Conflict of Interest
The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.