Yesterday my colleague Dr. Eric Olsen posted a story on Facebook about how he and his ER team helped rescue a victim of human trafficking.
Said Dr. Olsen:
“There’s a lot of times that we treat a lot of people during a shift, but really don’t do something truly significant, but Saturday night we may have actually saved a girl’s life. We were able to intercede and remove this young girl from a human trafficking situation.”
Dr. Olsen’s full post is here.
Much gratitude and thanks go to Dr. Olsen, the social worker, his ER staff, Fort Collins Police, among others.
But what happens after intervention? Recovery.
On that note, I’m taking a moment to mention two outstanding local professionals who specialize in trauma recovery. They implement unconventional techniques of animal-assisted therapy — specifically, equine-assisted therapy:
– Shiela Ash, NP, PMHCNS
Triple T Haven in Ault, Colorado
– Pia Jansen, MCFT
Unbridled Equine Assisted Learning & Counseling in Northern Colorado
Shiela and Pia work with a variety of patients coping with complex trauma. For people who might be survivors of human trafficking, slavery, cults, highly organized exploitation rings, or other things, Triple T Haven is a good place to reground, recalibrate, and recover.
Dr. Olsen said:
“[It’s] important to realize that no location is off limits to human trafficking, not even Fort Collins. Theres no doubt that I’ve missed the signs before, we all have.”
From detection to intervention to protection to recovery, we all play a part in helping turnaround trafficking.
Some simple steps:
1. Accept that human trafficking, slavery, cults, or other highly organized exploitation rings DO EXIST.
2. Educate yourself.
4. Support organizations who support your beliefs.
Veterans for Child Rescue, Craig Sawyer
Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, Concita Sarnoff
#Trafficking #Trauma Recovery
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