Child Welfare and Human Trafficking (4 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Department of Health and Human Services, and Vera Institute of Justice
Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2015). Child welfare and human trafficking. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: Human trafficking occurs both in the United States (U.S.) and abroad, and can have devastating effects on its victims. Victims of human trafficking in the U.S. include both U.S. citizens and residents trafficked within its borders, as well as foreign nationals trafficked into the country from abroad. International traffickers consider the U.S. a major destination for victims of both sexual and labor exploitation.
This course is intended to help those interested in learning more about human trafficking and intersecting issues gain a working knowledge of the complexities of human trafficking. It is also intended to provide resources and tools for practitioners and professionals working at the intersections of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual violence.
- Evaluate the crossover between the child welfare field and the work currently being done to prevent and respond to human trafficking of children and youth
- Assess evidence-based research for treating common mental health conditions experienced by victims of human trafficking
- Summarize emerging knowledge and practices that systems and services can consider integrating into existing activities.
- Gain knowledge of the administration of the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool for individuals who are potential trafficking victims
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.