Human Trafficking and How Pharmacy Can Make a Difference – FL APPROVED
Human trafficking is today’s modern form of slavery. It is the second-largest criminal activity in the world and is a growing phenomenon. Trafficking typically originates in disadvantaged areas with a high level of poverty, lack of opportunity, and high crime rates but can also exist in communities of any socioeconomic class. Traffickers often lure victims by promising reliable income and opportunity if they agree to work with them. However, the traffickers then keep victims enslaved by way of several different techniques that all work to instill fear into the victim in order to keep them compliant. The fear and/or feelings of loyalty to perpetrators that victims experience is the driving force behind their continued captivity. This program will examine these factors using a case-based approach and educate pharmacy technicians on their role in putting a stop to human trafficking.