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Human Trafficking: Identification and Intervention

Erika Smith-Marek, PhD, LMFT

Course Abstract

Human Trafficking: Identification and Intervention is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that details the many facets of human trafficking as well as how to identify and provide intervention to victims/survivors.

Human trafficking, commonly discussed under the two broad categories of sexual trafficking and labor trafficking, is a pervasive public health issue, both 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 have been identified to occur will be explored. Estimates of the prevalence and scope of these crimes will also be discussed.

We will then explore how to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking, report cases, and provide trauma-informed intervention to victims/survivors. Resources available to assist providers and victims/survivors will also be provided.

Course #11-30 | 2019 | 25 pages | 10 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the two broad types and various sub-types of human trafficking
2. Describe at least five indicators of human trafficking in the healthcare setting
3. Explain how a trauma-informed approach can be implemented in working with victims/survivors of human trafficking
4. Identify at least three resources available when working with victims/survivors of human trafficking
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources, #1046, 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. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/12/2019 - 6/12/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501); and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Erika Smith-Marek, PhD, LMFTis a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR Therapy. She has over fifteen years of experience specializing in the treatment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as marital, couple, and family therapy. Her clinical and research interests converge around the treatment of trauma and traumatic stress. https://www.erikasmithmarek.com/

Disclosure:
Financial: Dr. Smith-Marek receives author compensation from Professional Development Resources.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


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