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0.25  ASHA CEUs

Human Trafficking:  How It Occurs, What It Looks Like, And How To Respond #e221


Presenter: Amy Rouleau, MPA

Learn how to identify and respond to human trafficking.


"Changes my definition of human trafficking. I liked Amy's story and style. Amazing presenter."

– L.P., course participant

This course is intended to teach professionals how to identify and respond to human trafficking. The pervasive, heinous crime of human trafficking has reached epidemic levels, not just around the world but in every state and every community in the United States. Predators and traffickers are well-attuned to vulnerabilities in individuals and routinely target children, adolescents, and young adults and force, trick, and coerce them into a life of trafficking. While labor and sex trafficking are both present in the United States, sex trafficking is represented the most. This course provides an in-depth view of human trafficking, how it occurs, what it looks like, and how to respond.

Course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 contact hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 2:32:08

  • What Is Human Trafficking?
  • The Scope
  • The United States
  • Sex Trafficking and Labor Trafficking
  • Trafficked Among Us: “At Risk” Populations
  • Demand
  • Social Media
  • Predators/Traffickers
  • Myths about Predators
  • The Way In
  • Warning Signs
  • Common Threads
  • Continued Trauma and Its Impact on the Developing Brain, Body and Psyche
  • Healing and Intervention Techniques
  • How to Report
  • Terminology
  • Assessment Questions
  • References
"The presenter's knowledge was impressive based on her personal experience and she covered the topic comprehensively. The topic was excellent and the class was better than I expected. I will recommend this to my fellow SLPs."

– T.O., course participant


"I appreciated the therapeutic strategies helpful to individuals who have experienced trauma and the statistics - I had no idea the incidences were so high."

– J.K., course participant

The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

This course is not accredited for all Hotel, Motel and Public Lodging Establishment requirements. Please view the following video and check with your local board for proof of certificate from them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YjeeuxzUSA&t=1859s
This video link is provided as a courtesy and is not associated with Northern Speech Services.

Reviews

"Well organized and presented."  R.S. (July 2022)

"Learning the prevalence rates, and how to identify predators. The presenter was highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and courageous. Thank you for sharing your personal story." E.C. (June 2022)

"I learned how to identify individuals who are being trafficked as well as what to do once you have identified these individuals. I liked how the speaker provided relevant examples and shared her story." A.W. (June 2022)

"Learning to look for and recognizing the signs of trauma. The presenter was well spoken and presented the information in an easy to follow and understand way." T.A. (June 2022)

"Recognizing the signs of abuse when working with children. Learning how to help children talk about traumatic events." C.K. (May 2022)

"Speaker was very knowledgeable." J.T. (May 2022)

"It was very well organized and had eye-popping information. The speaker also seemed to have a strong understanding of the discrete areas of knowledge that applied to this topic." G.R. (May 2022)

"Learning how prevalent this is, what to look for on the internet, and how to see the signs were good. I liked that I could take course at my pace and take breaks." R.W. (May 2022)

"Changes my definition of human trafficking. I liked Amy's story and style. Amazing presenter." L.P. (Apr. 2022)

"Learning the characteristics of predators, and how to screen and talk with potential victims. The instructor was engaging, and her personal story was helpful in making the connection to how this happens in real life." J.L. (Apr. 2022)

"I think the facts of 91% of those affected have a history of sexual abuse and the sad facts of kids abused in the foster care system. I also thought more were kidnapped rather than from relationships. The presenter did a great job presenting the information with personal stories and examples. I appreciated her opening herself up – and also having other examples as well. It made it very personal and very real." L.M. (Apr. 2022)

"The overview on types of human trafficking as well as typical signs/indications of victimhood was informative. The clarity of the presenters voice as well as her knowledge and dedication to this area of need was very good." K.K. (Apr. 2022)

"It was all very informative." C.J. (Apr. 2022)

"Presenter was knowledgeable and presented in a clear conversational manner." S.T. (Feb. 2022)

"Helpful knowing the statistics and early warning signs. Content presented in a logical and clear fashion." J.F. (Feb. 2022)

"It gave me a more broad definition of human trafficking and phone numbers for reporting." D.W. (Jan. 2022)

"I liked the specific stories and examples. Recognizing signs of trafficking, terminology, and how to assess/what questions to ask a victim or suspected victim." K.K. (Dec. 2021)

"I think knowing how a child reacts to trauma and red flags of human trafficking was most beneficial to my daily practice. I like that the course was easy to take on my own time and was beneficial to my practice." S.A. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the interview approach, interpretation of responses and behaviors, and practical examples of consequences and signs of human trafficking." C.M. (Nov. 2021)

"The information about the brain was particularly interesting! The presenter's knowledge was impressive based on her personal experience and she covered the topic comprehensively. The topic was excellent and the class was better than I expected. I will recommend this to my fellow SLP's."  T.O. (Nov. 2021)

"I appreciated the therapeutic strategies helpful to individuals who have experienced trauma and the statistics - I had no idea the incidences were so high." K.J. (Nov. 2021)

"The characteristics to look for in a possible sex trafficking victim were beneficial for my daily practice. I like the personal stories of the speaker. She made it real." N.R. (Oct. 2021)

"All the portions related to expectations of students who do attend school and how to identify them were beneficial for my daily practice." C.W. (Oct. 2021)

"I really enjoyed all the examples/stories discussed in the presentation. It helped me better understand terms." M.D. (Sept. 2021)

"How it was presented; it was clear and concise. I like how the presenter added interjections when needed." K.C. (Aug. 2021)

"The warning signs of victims and intervention tech proven to be successful with trauma victims will help my daily practice.  The complete scope of information about Trafficking was good." P.M. (Aug. 2021)

"The presenter did a very good job. She was interesting and engaging and provided lots of examples and good information in a way that was easy to understand (especially the psychological and brain information)." R.S. (Aug. 2021)

"Connecting the numbers to day-to-day experiences made the information very memorable.  Many times after a course, I'll forget the information - not this.  It's going to stick with me and I think I will be better equipped to spot and report possible occurrences of this form of abuse." C.L. (June 2021)

“This course was very informative. I liked that you were able to learn at your own pace.” Q.R. (Mar. 2021)

“I have some children on my caseload with a history of trauma. I enjoyed learning more about the treatment approaches. It will help me be more vigilant in my fieldwork, and I have more confidence in reporting the things I see.” M.S. (Jan. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Differentiate the federal definition of human trafficking from state and local, and from other crimes most often associated with human trafficking.
  2. Summarize what human trafficking looks like globally, nationally, state-wide, and locally.
  3. Identify warning signs and behaviors associated with traffickers, victims, and potential victims.
  4. Explain connections between human trafficking and early childhood sexual trauma, foster care, and homeless youth.
  5. Apply knowledge in professional fields: dentistry, medical, nursing, social work, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, pharmacy, physical therapy, education (K-12), case management, family therapy, law enforcement, and others.

    Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation: Social Participation; Client Factors: Values, Beliefs

    OT Process: Outcomes: QOL

    Presenter & Disclosures

    Amy Rouleau, MPA, is the Founder and Executive Director of Restoration Place (2012), a faith-based, nonprofit organization to help minor victims of sexual exploitation. She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Michigan. Amy is an author and national speaker; educating individuals, groups, and communities on how to identify and respond to human trafficking. She has spoken at several global and national anti-human trafficking conferences. Along with her numerous television appearances to give her expertise on combating human trafficking, Amy has given over 300 presentations and training seminars and written a book, Human Trafficking 101, Stories, Stats, and Solutions. Amy’s personal experience is what drives her passion and love for research; helping survivors of childhood sexual trauma and educating on how to identify, respond, and prevent human trafficking.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial — Amy Rouleau is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

    NonfinancialAmy Rouleau has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

    Intended Audience/Accreditation

    asha ce approved provider

    This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Related Area).

    Intended Audience

    • SLP
    • Audiologist
    • LN
    • MD
    • Nurse
    • OT
    • Other
    • Parent
    • Physician
    • Psych
    • PT
    • PTA
    • Rec Therapist
    • RN
    • SLPA
    • Social Worker
    • Student

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