An Introduction to Human Sex Trafficking: What You Need To Know (1 CE)
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists
Course By: Virginia Beaufort, Ph.D., LMHC
Content By: Stacy Diane A. Litam
Litam, S. D. (2017). Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know. The Professional Counselor, 7(1), 45-61. doi:10.15241/sdal.7.1.45
This course offers a basic understanding of what mental health professionals need to know about human sex trafficking in America. The learner will receive an overview of statistical information related to the sexual exploitation of men and women both globally and in America. A brief historical analysis is presented focusing on the development of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Common terminology used when describing trafficking actions and processes is provided. Important risk factors and potential client vulnerabilities are discussed and defined. The course concludes with therapeutic considerations for working with trafficked clients, potential challenges, and counseling techniques.
- Summarize statistical information related to sex trafficking in America.
- Describe human sex trafficking definitions and recognize common themes.
- Apply therapeutic techniques to sex trafficking victims.
- Review of statistics related to sex trafficking in America.
- Mental health literature related to sex trafficking.
- Definitions, terms, and processes of sex trafficking.
- Vulnerabilities, risk factors, and signs of trafficking.
- Therapeutic considerations for working with trafficked clients.