January is designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, as decreed by presidential proclamation. Every Texan, especially health care and social services professionals, can help recognize, report and prevent human trafficking.
The HHS Texas Human Trafficking Resource Center (HTRC) is committed to increasing awareness of this issue. The resource center offers trainings for providers and others who might come into contact with victims of human trafficking.
To learn more about the HTRC and HHS’ efforts to combat human trafficking, visit the Texas Human Trafficking Resource Center webpage.
To date, the center has approved 97 human trafficking trainings for health care providers. The center also continues to review, approve and renew trainings from a variety of practitioner stakeholders and posts the approved trainings on the center’s training website.
The center also participates in the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force, which develops legislative recommendations to enhance the state’s efforts to combat human trafficking.
For questions, email Texas HHS Human Trafficking.