Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Hidden Trauma
Human trafficking, commonly discussed under the two broad categories of sexual trafficking and labor trafficking, is a pervasive public health issue, globally and in the United States. This course will examine the various forms of human trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of domestic minors and children who are foreign nationals, the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of adults, and the labor trafficking of adults and minors. The 25 distinct businesses in which human trafficking has been identified to occur will also be explored. Estimates of the prevalence and scope of these crimes will be discussed. The course will also explore how clinicians may recognize indicators of human trafficking in professional practice and provide intervention, referrals, and services to victims/survivors. Resources available to assist clinicians and victims/survivors will also be examined.
1. Participants will be able to discuss the two broad types and various sub-types of human trafficking.
2. Participants will be able to describe at least five indicators of human trafficking in professional practice.
3. Participants will be able to explain how a trauma-informed approach can be implemented in working with victims/survivors of human trafficking.
4. Participants will be able to identify at least three resources available when working with victims/survivors of human trafficking.