Human Trafficking – New CE Course

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

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. Estimates of the prevalence and scope of these crimes are discussed. As we discuss each of these categories, we consider the range of crimes committed against the individuals, how the exploitation can be part of a larger experience of trauma, tactics used to lure individuals into trafficking, and the issues surrounding work visas.

The course begins by defining and exploring the scope of this human rights violation and discusses the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) three-pronged approach to combatting human trafficking. This is followed by a short overview of the National Human Trafficking Hotline’s Action-Means-Purpose Model used to describe the elements of human trafficking.

Detailed information on the potential indicators of human trafficking and the specific red flag indicators of trafficking is provided. Several screening tools available to assist healthcare professionals with identifying victims of trafficking are also provided. This is followed by a discussion of issues that should be considered in providing intervention and services. This includes the assessment and treatment of trauma when working with patients; implementation of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care; barriers to financial inclusion and stability; the importance of professional interpreters; and law enforcement involvement in trafficking cases.

The importance of using trauma informed assessment and care is underscored as the author presents information on SAMHSA’s trauma informed approach to care, highlighting the six key principles and outlining trauma-specific interventions. This is followed by a short section on how the challenges related to working with victims/survivors who have endured abuse and trauma may contribute to the experience of vicarious trauma among providers.

A comprehensive list of informational videos, further training opportunities, and resources are provided. Appendices outlining the 25 distinct businesses in which the human trafficking of persons occurs, and key trafficking terms and definitions are also included.

Course #11-50 | 2024 | 33 pages | 10 posttest questions

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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 the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

Professional Development Resources is a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

PDR offers over 150 accredited online CE courses for healthcare professionals. 

Target AudiencePsychologistsSchool PsychologistsCounselorsSocial WorkersMarriage & Family Therapists (MFTs)Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)Occupational Therapists (OTs)Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), and Teachers

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