Common Experiences and Challenges of Working with Victims of Human Trafficking (2 CE)
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Course Content By: This course has been developed by Domoney, J., Howard, L. M., Abas, M., Broadbent, M., and Oram, S. (2015). Mental Health Service Responses to Human Trafficking, A Qualitative Study of Professionals’ Experiences of Providing Care. BMC Psychiatry, 2015.
To be awarded 2 continuing education credit hours, you must read the course content, take the post-test, and complete the evaluation to be awarded your certificate of completion.
Number of Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Course Deliver: Online, Self-Paced
This course is meant to provide information on the challenges and experiences encountered by mental health professionals when working with victims of human trafficking. In this course, a qualitative study of 130 victims of human trafficking is reviewed. Results of the analysis are provided to identify methods by which the mental health professional learned of the patient’s trafficking history, as well as key challenges to the provision of care. An analysis of the demographics and experiences of the patients is also provided. Finally, this course also provides considerations for improving the provision and availability of services for individuals who have been trafficked.
- Identify common characteristics and experiences of individuals who have been trafficked.
- Identify challenges to providing mental health services to individuals who have been trafficked.