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.


Learning Objectives:

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.

What's Included: Course Document (PDF file) with a 10 Question Quiz for Certificate of Completion.
You will have access to the course for 30 days.
CE Credit: 2.0 Hours*
Cost: $26
* Erika Smith-Marek, PhD, LMFT is approved to offer continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-24262) and is a Florida Certification Board (FCB) Approved Education Provider (#5305-A).
Course Completions are reported to CE Broker within five days.
Erika Smith-Marek, PhD, LMFT
Course Instructor: Dr. Erika Smith-Marek, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Pensacola, Florida. She is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She has over fifteen years of experience specializing in the treatment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. She is a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. She is also an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR Therapy. She formed and has served as the Regional Coordinator for the Northwest Florida EMDRIA Regional Network since 2015. She has provided continuing education and professional presentations since 2003. 
Disclosure: No financial or non-financial relationships exist that may influence the content of the course.
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