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Human Trafficking: Detection and Intervention

Human Trafficking: Detection And Intervention

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Thursday, Jun, 23, 2022 10.00 AM to 01.20 PM EST
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Ronda Lennon-Goodridge
Ronda Lennon-Goodridge, M.Ed, LCPC
Domestic Violence & Trafficking Expert
Human Safety & Rights Advocate

Ronda Lennon-Goodridge, M.Ed, LCPC, has worked in public education for 26 years. Her focus has been “at-risk” children and their families.... Show More


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Course Description:
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. 

Learning Objectives:
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
CE Credits:
 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). 
Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

ASWB ACE Approved:
Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

NBCC ACEP Approved
Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.
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To request an accommodation, please contact us in writing with at least 30 days prior notice and we will do our best to fulfill your request.
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The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.


Human Trafficking: Detection and Intervention
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  • Terms and Prevalence 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Signs and Signals 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 10 Minute Break 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Introduction to the Ecological Model 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
  • 10 Minute Break 12:10 PM - 12:20 PM
  • Societal Implications; Case Study; Resources; Q&A 12:20 PM - 01:20 PM

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