Human Trafficking: An Ethics Primer for Massage Therapists (CE Class - Printed Book)

Human trafficking ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern very community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery.

– President Barack Obama, Sept 24, 2012.

Human trafficking is an incredibly large, mostly secret, and emotionally horrific industry. The business is estimated to bring in $150 billion a year. Unfortunately, most people feel it isn't something they will see or experience, or ever have to deal with. And we rarely talk about modern slavery, except for a few celebrities who speak out, such as Ashton Kutcher. Most people assume it has to do with the sex industry and so will never affect them. Because we don't talk about modern slavery, or because we don't understand it and aren't well informed about it, the majority are misinformed or just plain unaware.

And those of us in the massage profession can easily wonder why it would matter to us. Many of our professional organizations include statements condemning human trafficking and encouraging therapists to sign a pledge to oppose human trafficking. But we may wonder what this has to do with us and what we could do about it anyway.

This BOOK is designed to remove many of the misconceptions and misunderstandings around human trafficking as well as give you actions you can take and ways you can help. As noted in the quote above from Barack Obama, is concerns every one of us.

What you will learn:

  • The definition of human trafficking
  • The different types of human trafficking
  • The three tools used to obtain victims
  • The effect on the massage industry
  • What actions you can take to prevent human trafficking


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