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Human Trafficking: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

ID: 4205WEB

New Jersey has increasingly become aware of the presence of the human trafficking and domestic minor sex trafficking. Healthcare providers play a crucial role in helping victims of human trafficking with physical and psychological care. This interactive webinar will explore human trafficking from an international and local perspective; and demonstrate how all healthcare professionals play a vital role in the fight against human trafficking. Healthcare professionals, social workers, care managers and mental health professionals can benefit from learning effective guidelines for approaching and assisting victims of trafficking. The webinar will provide comprehensive strategies for responding to victims of trafficking. Participants will learn the different forms of human trafficking and also address different complex needs of victims of trauma. Participants will ultimately learn to identify and respond to the needs of trafficking victims and survivors.


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Sophia Jones, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Define Human Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
• Discuss the Intersection between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
• Discuss the Role of Healthcare Providers in Victim Identification: Red Flags and Indicators
• Describe Three Effective Strategies for Responding to and Empowering Victims of Human Trafficking
• Discuss Federal and State Laws that Impact Victims of Human Trafficking
• Identify Resources National and Local Resources Available to Support Victims of Human Trafficking

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

9:35 am Human Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
• What is Human Trafficking?
• What is Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking?
• What are the Three Forms of Human Trafficking?
• Human Trafficking in the United States vs. Other Countries
• The Lucrative Business Model of Human Trafficking

10:05 am The Intersection between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
• The intersection between domestic violence and human trafficking
• Tactics used by traffickers to dominate their victims
• Risk Factors and Vulnerabilities

10:35 am The Role of Healthcare Providers in Victim Identification: Red Flags and Indicators
• Physical and Psychological Concerns Associated with Human Trafficking
• Red Flags and Indicators for Providers

11:05 am Three Effective Strategies for Responding to and Empowering Victims of Human Trafficking
• Recognizing the diversity of circumstances in which victims may present
• Practicing Trauma Informed Care

11:35 am Federal and State Laws that Impact Victims of Human Trafficking
• Federal Laws Against Human Trafficking
• New Jersey Laws Against Human Trafficking
• Penalties for Human Trafficking
• John Schools

12:20 Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Dr. Jones continues to advocate for health equity and equal access to mental health services. She specializes in trainings and curriculum development focused on Working with Families Living in Poverty, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Infusing Cultural Competence into Health Communication Campaigns, Anti-Racism, Human Trafficking, Mental Health and Society, Effective Team Building, The Culture of Hip-Hop, Developing Rapport with Children and Families and Safety in the Community. Sophia has an earned doctorate from Seton Hall University and is a member of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

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