Behavioral Health : Counselor: Human Trafficking: Recognition and Intervention
29.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
Social Workers and Psychologists: 4 Hours
Professional Counselors: 3 Hours

About the Course
Human trafficking is a global public health and human rights issue involving the exploitation of 18.7 million people and yielding profits of $150 billion (USD) per year worldwide. In 2014, within the United States, 5,042 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Although organizations from all sectors have emerged to fight against and prevent human trafficking, human service, healthcare, and other helping professionals are in a unique position to prevent, identify, and care for trafficked persons. In fact, one study reported that 88% of trafficked persons interacted with a service provider during their time being trafficked.

This intermediate-level course is an overview of the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant risks for the trafficked person. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors who complete this course will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trafficked persons and identify the needed interventions. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate common presentations of trafficked persons and actions that service providers can take to help these individuals. This course lists national resources that provide vital services to trafficked persons and it makes recommendations for client and service provider safety when addressing these potentially volatile scenarios. 

Social Workers completing this course receive 4 general social work continuing education credits.

New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education.
 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe human trafficking, including the types of trafficking and those populations most vulnerable to trafficking.
  • Recognize potential trafficked persons using clinical signs and screening tools.
  • Explain cultural and social environment issues that affect trafficked persons.
  • Describe components and implementation of trauma-informed care.
  • Identify available national organizations and local resources when intervening in human trafficking.
  • Differentiate methods of prevention and advocacy against human trafficking.
About the Author

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a Human Trafficking and Forced Labor fellow at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health FXB Center for Health and Human Rights in Boston. She is an American Board of Emergency Medicine fellow in health sciences policy and cofounder of HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage) Trafficking, an international network of professionals combating human trafficking from a public health perspective. Through her work, she seeks to advance research and policy on the health needs of human trafficking victims globally and locally. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interes
t
Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement.
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

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Human Trafficking: Recognition and Intervention

29.95
Social Workers and Psychologists: 4 Hours
Professional Counselors: 3 Hours

About the Course
Human trafficking is a global public health and human rights issue involving the exploitation of 18.7 million people and yielding profits of $150 billion (USD) per year worldwide. In 2014, within the United States, 5,042 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Although organizations from all sectors have emerged to fight against and prevent human trafficking, human service, healthcare, and other helping professionals are in a unique position to prevent, identify, and care for trafficked persons. In fact, one study reported that 88% of trafficked persons interacted with a service provider during their time being trafficked.

This intermediate-level course is an overview of the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant risks for the trafficked person. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors who complete this course will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trafficked persons and identify the needed interventions. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate common presentations of trafficked persons and actions that service providers can take to help these individuals. This course lists national resources that provide vital services to trafficked persons and it makes recommendations for client and service provider safety when addressing these potentially volatile scenarios. 

Social Workers completing this course receive 4 general social work continuing education credits.

New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education.
 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe human trafficking, including the types of trafficking and those populations most vulnerable to trafficking.
  • Recognize potential trafficked persons using clinical signs and screening tools.
  • Explain cultural and social environment issues that affect trafficked persons.
  • Describe components and implementation of trauma-informed care.
  • Identify available national organizations and local resources when intervening in human trafficking.
  • Differentiate methods of prevention and advocacy against human trafficking.
About the Author

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a Human Trafficking and Forced Labor fellow at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health FXB Center for Health and Human Rights in Boston. She is an American Board of Emergency Medicine fellow in health sciences policy and cofounder of HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage) Trafficking, an international network of professionals combating human trafficking from a public health perspective. Through her work, she seeks to advance research and policy on the health needs of human trafficking victims globally and locally. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interes
t
Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement.
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.