Sex Trafficking: A Gender Based Civil Rights Violation

$55.00 | CE Hours:11.00 | Intermediate

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CEU Course Description

The trafficking of persons has frequently been described as a “modern” or “Twenty-First Century” form of slavery.  This CEU course provides definitions of trafficking; discusses how and why trafficking victims are identified; investigates the relationship between organized crime and human trafficking; examines the legalization of prostitution and its impact on the demand for commercial sex which adults initiate with underage partners; looks into the amount and nature of law enforcement resources dedicated to sex trafficking and the need for additional investment; reviews federal efforts to eliminate sex trafficking; and provides recommendations to enhance human trafficking enforcement.

Article Author:  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the youth that are at particularly high risk for becoming victims of trafficking.

2.  Enumerate the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

3.  Investigate what epidemiologists have concluded the average age of death to be of persons used in commercial sex.

4.  Scrutinize what drives the violence that is behind the sex trafficking industry.

5.  Identify how sex trafficking victims are targeted.

6.  Describe what traffickers often offer in order to lure victims.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-12-19

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