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PPA Webinar: Human Trafficking - Identification & Treatment for Survivors of Modern-Day Slavery

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PPA Webinar: Clinical Identification and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Exploitation Will you be ready to serve a survivor of modern-day slavery when he or she enters your therapy office? Human trafficking is the second-largest industry for organized crime in the world. It often happens locally, with people being trafficked by people they know from their own neighborhoods. Far from just sex trafficking, human trafficking also involves labor trafficking, chil

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When: Fridays, September 7, 14, and/or 21
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Where: Online Webinar
Pennsylvania
United States
Contact: Erin Brady
(717) 232-3817


Online registration is available until: 9/7/2018
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PPA Webinar: Clinical Identification and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Exploitation

Will you be ready to serve a survivor of modern-day slavery when he or she enters your therapy office? Human trafficking is the second-largest industry for organized crime in the world. It often happens locally, with people being trafficked by people they know from their own neighborhoods. Far from just sex trafficking, human trafficking also involves labor trafficking, child soldiers, and organ
donation.


This issue is much more common than you think and you need to be prepared to work with this unique population in your clinical practice. You may even have a client on your case load now that needs this special specialized treatment. Understanding trauma helps, but it is not enough to provide sufficient and effective care for the struggles these survivors have endured. Trafficking survivors have a unique set of needs that differs from other cases of trauma entering your therapy office. Complex trauma is overlaid with brainwashing and Stockholm Syndrome, providing an extremely complicated set of needs in this population. Great harm can be done both to the safety and to the mental health of this population if we fail to identify and treat their special needs. This training will give you the tools you need to safely and skillfully guide these survivors through the process of transformation from being someone’s product to feeling like a person again.

You have the option of attending one or all sessions based on your availability and knowledge base!

Speaker: Shari Kim, PhD, CAADC, CCTP, is the founder and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. Specializing in trauma and addictions, Dr. Kim and her colleagues serve as the first point of contact for mental health services for trafficking survivors in York County, PA. She serves as the behavioral health workgroup chair for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force and has collaborated with other community leaders to develop a protocol to streamline access to mental health and addiction treatment services for those who have been trafficked.


A 17-year veteran of the mental health field, Dr. Kim also serves as the regional co-lead for disaster mental health services with the American Red Cross in Southcentral PA and has deployed to three large-scale disasters. In addition to her clinical work, she volunteers her time to consult with the York County Treatment Courts, the Healthy York County Coalition Leadership Council, and as a trainer with the Crisis Intervention Training program for first responders in Adams County, PA. She is working to form a disaster response network within the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), helping to facilitate a partnership between PPA and the American Red Cross to increase the number of disaster mental health responders in Pennsylvania.

 

Friday, September 7: Session 1 - Human Trafficking Identification

  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Organ Donation
  • Child Soldiers
  • Where people are trafficked
  • Risk Factors for victimization

Session 1 Objective:

  1. Differentiate among the various types of trafficking, including: sex trafficking, labor trafficking, child soldiers and organ donation to better inform clinical assessment and treatment interventions. 

 

Friday, September 14: Session 2 - The Legal Process and Treatment Overview

  • Federal and local trafficking protections
  • Why it’s so difficult to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases
  • The unique protection needs of trafficking survivors
  • Case examples 
  • Clinical Treatment for Human Trafficking Survivors
  • How to identify risk in the clinical interview
  • Trafficking screening and assessment tools 
  • How to respond if you suspect trafficking 

Session 2 Objectives:

  1. Review federal laws specific to human trafficking and identify how this information could impact clinical treatment. 
  2. Identify the signs that a client has been trafficked.

 

Friday, September 21: Session 3 - Treatment of Trafficking Survivors

  • Overcome Brainwashing and Stockholm Syndrome
  • Why they stay (and why they return) 
  • Psychological processes of luring in victims
  • Evidence-based treatment for traumatic stress (e.g. Prolonged Exposure, EMDR) 
  • Strengths-based treatment approaches
  • The essential components of trauma-informed care
  • Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Potential Treatment Obstacles

Session 3 Objectives:

  1. Utilize a strength-based treatment approach for clinical issues such as PTSD, Stockholm Syndrome, and brainwashing. 
  2. Determine how to facilitate post traumatic growth among survivors of human trafficking.
  3. Create the appropriate therapeutic environment to enable the best clinical outcomes for a trafficking survivor.

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Financial Disclosure: Shari Kim is CEO of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PPA.

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