Human Trafficking 101

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CEUs: $50.00
No CEUs: $25.00
3.0 CEUs available for:

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)

Human Trafficking 102

1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
CEUs: $50.00
No CEUs: $25.00
3.0 CEUs available for:

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)

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Summary:

Human Trafficking occurs when a victim is forced or coerced into performing actions against his or her will. This is an international problem. Globally, it is estimated that there are 20.9 million human trafficking victims. Of those, 68% are in forced labor 55% are female, and 26% are children (Polaris, 2018). Victims of human trafficking come from diverse socioeconomic, education, and cultural backgrounds. Victims may be found in suburban or rural location, in all age groups, and all genders, including transgender person. However, there are some risk factors which may make individuals more vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking. These factors include runaways and homeless youths, immigrants, refugees, individuals with a past history of violence, human, discrimination, neglect, or abuse; or other traumas. This presentation will go in depth debunking myths and learning how traffickers lure and trick people into trusting them. We will give resources as well.

 

Objectives:

  • Define Human Trafficking (sex & labor)
  • Participants will have an overview of state and federal laws
  • Learn what human trafficking looks like, globally, the US, and locally
  • Understand the venues trafficking takes place and what vulnerabilities traffickers look for in a victim
  • Understand how trafficking occurs and who are the traffickers
  • Understand the psychological impact of trafficking
  • Learn the community resources available to survivors in Summit County and how to refer someone to services

Summary:

 Presentation will discuss how generational trauma can be inherited and affect the well being of human trafficking survivors. We will also discuss the traumatic effects of familial trafficking, and best practices for helping clients break generational trauma patterns. Participants will increase knowledge of generational trauma is and its effects, discuss the interrelatedness of generational trauma familial trafficking, share best practices for working with those affect4ed be generational trauma and trafficking.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the trauma associated with Trafficking
  • Learn how to identify a victim of trafficking
  • Learn resources and screening tools to work with survivors
  • Discuss practical tips on how to work with survivors as a health care/social service provider
  • Understand the effects trafficking has on one's body
  • Learn about various treatments available for survivors
  • Explore ways to help break the cycle of trafficking and trauma

 

 

 

About the Speakers: Katie Howell, Megan Vermillion, Clarissa Jones, Mary Kate Waggoner

Katie Howell has involvement in several multidisciplinary teams throughout the community that assists survivors offered at Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center located in Akron, Ohio. She also works with Summit Regional Human Trafficking Task Force on operations to identify and assist possible survivors of human trafficking alongside various Law Enforcement Partners.

Katie graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and Tiffin University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology. 

Megan Vermillion is the Volunteer and Outreach Advocate at Hope and Healing in Akron, Ohio, she recruits, educates and oversees volunteers and also collaborates with the advancement team to create best opportunities and outcomes for their volunteers. 

Megan holds a Masters in Higher Education Administration and also a Bachelor's in Social Work from The University of Akron. She is a member of Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and a Volunteer Coordinator at Akron Hope. 

Clarissa Jones is the Clinical Services Coordinator at Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center located in Akron, Ohio. She practices as a EMDR trained therapist, provides individual trauma therapy to survivors, coordinates incoming therapy referrals from various community organizations and also works closely with allied professionals and all victim advocacy agencies to ensure collaboration and cross training.

Clarissa graduated from The University of Akron with a Master of Social Work and Kent State University with a Bachelors in Psychology. 

Mary Kate Waggoner works as an Anti-Human Trafficking Victim Advocate at the Ohio Attorney General's office. She assists in research, training, and coordination of anti-human trafficking efforts for the State of Ohio. Collaborates with community partners to develop systems to identify and refer victims of trafficking and those at-risk to services. She is also a Volunteer at RAHAB Ministries and provides support, resources and empowerment through one-on-one mentoring sessions.

Mary Kate has her Masters in Social Work from The University of Akron, Advanced Standing Program Graduate.

 

 

REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION INFORMATION:

Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive (in-person) or log in (virtual) at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.