Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking: A Case Study

The purpose of this course is to educate nurse professionals on sex trafficking victim identification. The nurse will become knowledgeable of human trafficking impact in the United States. The course will bring to light how large sporting events like the Super Bowl, impact the rates of human sex trafficking. The nurse will know how to identify potential victims of sex trafficking and how to assess and care for them. The course will discuss what health services are needed in the recovery of sex trafficking victims and what needs to be done going forward in the prevention of human sex trafficking. 

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the definition of human trafficking and related statistics.
  2. State the implications of the major sporting event the “Super Bowl” on human trafficking.
  3. Discuss the example of the City of Atlanta Georgia’s response to combating human trafficking.
  4. Recall the research surrounding human trafficking research and sex trafficking networks.
  5. Identify the general red flags of sex trafficking and health indicators of human trafficking victims.
  6. Describe the steps that may be taken to reach a victim-centered response and the role of the healthcare professional.


Chapter 1: Introduction Human Sex Trafficking

  • Statistics

Chapter 2: The Super Bowl 

  • Atlanta Georgia
  • The Atlanta Georgia Response
  • Linking Freedom in Our Back Yard
  • Soap up Super Bowl Atlanta
  • It’s a Penalty

Chapter 3: What Does Research Show?

  • Online Ad Screening
  • Demand Research
  • Sex Trafficking Networks

Chapter 4: What Recommendations Can Be Made from the Research?

  • Did the Atlanta Response Work?
  • Are We Doing Enough?
  • The Victims
  • Physical Effects
  • Psychological Effects
  • Why Don't Victims Ask For Help
  • How Can Health Professionals Identify Victims of Sex Trafficking?
  • General Red Flags
  • Sex Trafficking Indicators
  • Health Indicators
  • Assessment of a Potential Sex Trafficking Victim

Chapter 5: Steps to Take After Identification of a Victim of Human Trafficking

  • How Can Health Professionals Help Recovery?

Chapter 6:  Conclusion

  • References
  • About the Author
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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