Release of "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation…: A Guide forthe Health Sector" Part 2

Since victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking are exposed to such extreme situations, they have higher risk of experiencing physical and/or mental illness that may require treatment. The possibility of interaction between health provider and victim places health providers in unique positions where they can provide care and assistance while victims are being exploited. The greatest barrier, however, to providing appropriate care to victims, is the health care professional’s inability to recognize their patient’s exploited state. …

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What Role Can Healthcare Play in Anti-Trafficking Efforts?

By: Sharon E. Chin

This past week, JAMA Pediatrics released two articles discussing the role of healthcare providers and education within anti-trafficking efforts in the United States. The issue of human trafficking occurring in America is still a novelty to many American citizens….

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The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey

The first boldly honest resource for those affected by mass incarceration in the U.S. is stimulating powerful discussion.

The United States is the largest jailer in the world. With just 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners. The human and financial cost is staggering….

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Bush Could Face Trial For Torture If He Leaves The U.S.

Former President George W. Bush is learning just how small of a world it is after having to cancel his latest European trip to prevent arrest. Human rights organizations, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, have filed suit against the former U.S. President and may prosecute him for…

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The Most Free State: North Dakota?

When you think of freedom it’s obvious that one of the first places that should come into your mind is North Dakota. Well the Mercatus Institute thinks so too in their ranking of U.S. states by levels of freedom. This ranking is based on one particular freedom, economic, given that this is an…

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The Bill Appreciating Social Workers

It seems Congress hasn’t entirely sequestered. S. Res. 78 was introduced on March 18, 2013, “Supporting the goals and ideals of Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.” The bill calls for the American people to recognize social workers and encourages “the people…

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In Defense Of Being An English Major

As we celebrate social work month, I would like to highlight another profession that also spends a lot of time defending themselves. The following was first published @ http://Www.milehighthoughts.wordpress.com and has been submitted by the author, Nick Bente.
I recently read that English Lit…

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