Session 3 - Treatment of Trafficking Survivors
1.5 Home Study Continuing Education Credits (75% score or higher required)
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.
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 work group 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.
CREDITS OFFERED: 1.5 Continuing Education Credit for psychologists and educators.
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.