Via live interactive webinar
Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery and involves the exploitation of women, men and children. This topic formerly spoken of in hushed tones has gained prominence in recent years. Worldwide, it is estimated to impact about 600,000 to 800,000 people annually. Some estimates place the number in the millions, however, it remains very difficult to detect and calculate. Maryland rounds out the top 20 states with the highest volume of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. In 2020, Maryland logged 529 contacts through various means including calls, texts, and chats. Because Maryland is a state with a prime environment for trafficking, understanding the factors contributing to victimization and adding tools to your toolbox is imperative for mental health professionals.
The next victim may be sitting in your office. Could you unintentionally be perpetuating this societal problem? What could you do to intervene? This workshop will allow you an opportunity for self-reflection and vital education. Do you have a client with a history of trauma, a mental health diagnosis, who uses drugs, lives by defining their worth by “likes” on social media or who lives in a dysfunctional family? These risk factors should be kept in mind.
This training will help you to recognize the language and prevalence of trafficking so that you can pick up on subtle clues your client may be giving. It will also help therapists understand areas of vulnerability so that cognitive behavioral, and other therapeutic strategies and resources can be utilized. It will also help you make connections with current and former clients to inform treatment practices. This training will identify societal factors that have contributed and will continue to contribute to the growth of human trafficking in this country.
Finally, this workshop will empower and guide you by providing a framework for identifying red flags of victimization, targeting treatment to bolster resilience in those areas, increasing strength-based supports, and effectively helping clients to experience freedom.
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least 3 factors that contribute to making clients “at risk” for trafficking recruitment.Objective2
- Recognize 5 signs and signals which indicate that a client may need additional attention from therapeutic professionals;
- Provide practical 3 interventions for helping clients who are or may be involved in trafficking.
- Recall 2 educational and societal implications for those working both with those at risk of recruitment and trafficking survivors.
Sources and Resources (click to expand):
Sanchez, R. & Pacquiao, D (2018). An Ecological Approach Toward Prevention and Care of Victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Journal of Forensic Nursing, 14(2), 98-104. DOI: 10.1097//JFN.0000000000000205
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children,, Youth and Families, Guidance to States and services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States. (2013)
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, The National Academies Press 2013
Morris, Monique, Pushout: The Criminalization fo Black Girls in Schools, (New York:New York Press 2016)
Drvetich, G., (2020) Domestic Sex Trafficking, Hidden in Plain Sight, Psychology Today
3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same credit status as live in person by New York, Maryland and many other State boards. Please confirm with your local board.
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: This course provides 3 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar).
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