Update: Human Trafficking

In the last episode, we replayed one of our most powerful episodes, Sold for a Chrysler 300. The episode featured Annika Huff sharing her story as a survivor of human trafficking, as well as recommendations on how to address trafficking from experts in the field. If you haven’t listened to that episode, we recommend checking it out! 

In this follow up episode, our own Dr. Julia Magaña fills us in on what’s changed since 2018, including a new screening tool developed by Dr. Makini Chisholm-Straker and her team. 

Have you used the RAFT in your clinical practice? Share your experience with us on social media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com


Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Validation of a screening tool for labor and sex trafficking among emergency department patients. 

Chisolm-Straker M, Singer E, Strong D, Loo GT, Rothman EF, Clesca C, d’Etienne J, Alanis N, Richardson LD. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Oct 12;2(5):e12558. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12558.  

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-373-7888


WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County


HEAL Trafficking



Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Productions for audio production services.

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