Sex Trafficking and Domestic Minors—How to Protect When Possible, and Respond When Necessary, Presented by Shared Hope International

Including updated trends in sex trafficking and current research on trauma, this training targets the dynamics of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in America. It provides characteristics specific to the crime of DMST, and the victimization patterns that are observed and documented. Parents, professionals, and the community in general will be equipped with information for prevention, and ways to identify red flags of potential exploitation.  The role of vulnerability and the seduction by potential lovers, gangs and the internet will be discussed.  Clinicians and law enforcement will be trained on the indicators of sex trafficking, so as to avoid misidentification due the masking behaviors that cause the victim to be approached as a criminal and often punished for the crime committed against her/him.  Applicable laws, both federal and state, relating to the sex trafficking of minors will be examined.  Shared Hope’s research with multidisciplinary experts in the field of service provision has produced a practitioner’s guide and intake tool specific to the identification of a potential child/adolescent victim of sex trafficking, and the most appropriate approach to the individual. Identification and response tactics that minimize invasiveness and re-victimization are key to successfully helping a victim self-identify and begin the healing process.

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dynamics of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) and the role of vulnerability.
  • Understand the basic federal and state laws applicable to DMST.
  • Understand the nuances of gang sex trafficking.
  • Understand the value of a trauma informed and strengths based approach to lower impact of reliving abuse.
  • Understand (for clinicians) how to utilize the intake tool and motivational interviewing.

Available Continuing Education:

DMH-Addiction Therapist

DMH-Community Support Specialist

DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist

DMH-Mental Health Therapist

DMH-Licensed Administrator

MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals

NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors

SW-Social Work

Law Enforcement Officers

Victim Assistance Coordinators

Lawyers

Judges

Educator and Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) Continuing Education Hours applied for

Cost

$25

Presenter

Shared Hope International: Nancy Winston, VP & MSW and Jo Lembo, National Outreach Manager

Location

MSPHI

Date

Apr. 20, 2020

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost

$25

Presenter

Shared Hope International: Nancy Winston, VP & MSW and Jo Lembo, National Outreach Manager

Location

MSPHI