Human Trafficking Victims

$9.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Beginning


CE Course Description

Human trafficking, also known as modern day slavery, is a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act.  This CE course details a series of coordinated actions to strengthen the reach and effectiveness of services provided to all victims of human trafficking.  Included in this course are the steps to create a victim services network that is comprehensive, trauma-informed, and responsive to the needs of all victims.

Author:  Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013 - 2017.  (2017).  The Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Summarize what federal actions must occur in order to reach the goal of developing evidence-based approaches.

2.  Explain how many people become victims of human trafficking.

3.  Compare and contrast victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches.

4.  Appraise three issues in achieving long-term recovery and self-sufficiency for human trafficking survivors.

5.  Identify what leads few victims to seek assistance independently, either from law enforcement or service providers.

6.  Describe what the ability to effectively identify victims and hold offenders accountable depends on.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Align Efforts:  Promote a strategic, coordinated approach to the provision of services for victims of human trafficking at the federal, regional, state, territorial, tribal, and local levels

a.  Provide federal leadership and direction to improve victim services

b.  Coordinated victim services effectively through collaboration across multiple service sectors

2.  Improve Understanding:  Expand and coordinate human trafficking-related research, data, and evaluation to support evidence-based practices in victim services

a.  Establish baseline knowledge of human trafficking and victim service needs through rigorous research and reporting

b.  Support the development of effective responses to the needs of human trafficking victims

3.  Expand Access to Services: Provide and promote outreach, training, and technical assistance to increase victim identification and expand the availability of services

a.  Increase victim identification through coordinated public outreach and awareness efforts

b.  Build capacity to better identify and serve victims through targeted training and technical assistance

4.  Improve Outcomes: Promote effective, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed services that improve the short- and long-term health, safety, and well-being of victims

a.  Foster collaborations and partnerships to enhance the community response to human trafficking

b.  Improve access to victim services by removing systemic barriers



Date Added: 2017-12-17

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