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Our Course 8T, Human Trafficking of Adolescents in America, earns the required HHSC-approved training certificate in Human Trafficking, plus 8 CEUs that you can apply to multiple continuing education categories:
Ethical interaction with homeless emancipated minors; crisis intervention; assessment; Tauma-Informed Care. Co-occurring SUD, STDs, and survival sex. Cultural perspectives on sex trafficking; LGBTQ vulnerability; Interagency coordination.
Understand the information which must be gathered by the clinician which supports prosecution of the perpetrator by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Know the difference: Sex trafficking vs. prostitution. Federal laws pertaining to sex trafficking of children and adolescents vs. adults, applicable to all states.
Course 8T, Human Trafficking of Adolescents in America, is a training manual that teaches an ethical, sensitive, and culturally appropriate approach to working with children and adolescents who are victims of Sex Trafficking.
The components of this manual are copyrighted and published by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, U.S. Office of Victims of Crime, the Polaris Project, Family & Youth Services Bureau - Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center and National Safe Place Network.
The Didactic Emphasis of This Training Manual
In the past 3 years, the U.S. Department of Justice has significantly increased its national campaign to dismantle the organized crime rings in which Human Trafficking is a lucrative business. The didactic emphasis in this Course 8T supports three categories of initial, interim, and ultimate Federal priorities:
- At the local and state level, the initial priorities are to increase the general public's and healthcare providers' awareness of Human Trafficking activity, an understanding that it is a Federal Crime, and knowledge of what is needed to take appropriate action.
- Interim priorities include (1) the knowledge of how to complete an effective Sex Trafficking assessment in a sensitive and ethical manner, which is crucial to prosecution of the Human Trafficking perpetrator, and (2) knowing how to develop a supportive rather than a directive or controlling relationship with the emancipated minor victim.
- Ultimately, the priorities are to facilitate the victim's safe escape from the Sex Trafficking situation; to assist the Department of Justice in successful prosecution of the trafficking perpetrator; and to obtain community and Federally assisted services for the victim which will promote recovery.
The Trafficking Assessment
This course presents a research-based, sequentially structured Trafficking Assessment which can be downloaded for use in your or others' work. The design of the assessment serves two purposes:
- The information to be gathered is crucial to the successful prosecution of the trafficking perpetrator by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- The content and sequential design of the assessment seeks to promote cooperation and trust in adolescents who have been severely traumatized, sexually and physically assaulted, and stripped of their dignity and personal safety.
The research-based content presented in this course includes important client-centered perspectives, shared by hundreds of adolescent survivors of Sex Trafficking.
- The conflicting emotions about 'breaking free' vs. remaining in a dangerous trafficking situation are the result of a perpetual cloak of fear and mistrust, particularly of the unknown.
- The path of therapeutic interaction with trafficked youth differs significantly from that occurring in a normal office environment - in part due to the fact that many or most are homeless emancipated minors who must 'think for themselves' in the few areas of life over which they have discretion.
- Further, as emancipated victims of a crime, these youth are guests in your office who are there on their own volition. At that moment they are legally free to make independent decisions, which gives them a measure of control.
Knowlege of these dynamics is critical for successful clinical work with trafficking survivors. This course provides an actionable understanding of the 'first steps' following your initial encounter with the victim, and paves the way for all that follows.
This Continuing Education course is sponsored online by CEU By Net, LLC. The research and didactic material in the course is published and copyrighted by the Federal Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, the Office of Victims of Crime, the Polaris Project, and Family & Youth Services Bureau - Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center - National Safe Place Network.
8 Credit Hours are pre-approved by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and the Texas Mental Health and Addiction Licensing Boards, NAADAC, EACC-EAPA, IC&RC, Florida Mental Health Board, CE Broker and FCB, TCB-TAAP, California CAADE and CADTP, and most states for mental health and addiction treatment providers.
California BBS and NBCC approve 5.5 credit hours for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and NCCs.
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