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Human Trafficking

Author: Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC
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Course Created: 2022

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Human trafficking is a worldwide, prevalent phenomenon. There are varied forms of human trafficking with which clinicians should be familiar and different signs that they can identify when they encounter individuals they suspect are human trafficking victims. These victims may resist or avoid altogether disclosing their circumstances to providers. Clinicians can help these high-risk clients by being knowledgeable about different aspects of human trafficking and understanding how best to intervene in suspected cases. 

This learning material is designed for those practitioners who are interested in recognizing types of trafficking, knowing what international, federal, and state las apply to victims and traffickers, learning about service available to victims, and implementing screening and counseling techniques with survivors.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define terms associated with human trafficking.
  • Recognize different forms of human trafficking.
  • Compare international, federal, and state human trafficking laws.
  • Identify signs and risk factors of human trafficking.
  • Explain different types of services for victims of human trafficking.
  • Describe screening and brief counseling techniques with victims of human trafficking.

Course Syllabus

Human Trafficking Definitions and Terms
Forms of Human Trafficking
        Sex Trafficking
        Forced Labor
        Debt Bondage
        Other Forms of Trafficking
Prevalence of Human Trafficking
        Prevalence According to Polaris
        Prevalence According to the Bureau of Justice
        Prevalence in the United States
Human Trafficking Myths and Facts
Human Trafficking Laws
        International Laws
        U.S. Federal Laws
        State Laws
        Tracking, Investigating, and Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases
Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Human Trafficking
        Risk Factors
        Warning Signs
Working with Victims of Human Trafficking
Screening and Assessment
        Screening Potential Human Trafficking Victims
        Screening and Assessment Tools
Trauma-Informed Services Safety
        Trustworthiness and Transparency
        Collaboration and Mutuality
        Empowerment, Voice, and Choice
        Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues
        Peer Support and Mutual Self-Help
Treatment of Human Trafficking
        Trauma-Related Disorders
        Peer Support, Advocacy, and Case Management
        Crisis Shelters, Housing, and Residential Programs
Organizational Training and Capacity Building
Resources, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 07/08/21-07/08/24. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

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