This course is intended to teach individuals, families, and 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. Offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 contact hours.
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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.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation: Social Participation; Client Factors: Values, Beliefs
OT Process: Outcomes: QOL
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.
Financial — Amy Rouleau is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Amy Rouleau has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Related Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
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You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered:
We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
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A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"I loved the data" R.N. (May 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)
“Knowing both the warning signs of human trafficking as well as how to "interview" a child or another adult to get more information are things that I can use with my patients. This course will help me be more diligent and bold about taking action when I feel something is not right. There were a lot of examples, stories, and real-life references to make the course material even more real and impactful.” – C.M. (Dec. 2020)
“The entire course was extremely informational, and I think this should be given to every school child in school every year up to 12th grade.” – K.J. (Nov. 2020 )
“The new information related to human trafficking that I learned and the manner of presentation by the speaker was fantastic.” – P.B. (Oct. 2020)
“I liked that it emphasized the type of person likely to be trafficked, and what questions to ask. I also like that it discussed how the victim reacts after abuse, the types of problems they will have, and treatment to help them.” – L.C. (Aug. 2020)
"Going over the signs of a child who has been involved in sex trafficking were valuable in being able to identify a victim. Great, articulate, and knowledgeable speaker presented a great course. She also presented eye opening statistics concerning the topic. It was a very thorough presentation! Great course!" – J.T. (July 2020)
"I appreciated learning techniques to deal with students of abuse. I liked that I will now know more about signs to look for in my students who may have been abused." – J.M. (June 2020)
"It was a great course. All of the information was beneficial. It was interesting, personal and so informative." – A.R. (May 2020)
“Honestly, I liked everything. I have done countless human trafficking courses over the years and this one is definitely in my top 3. I am thrilled that she included so much information about the aftermath of trauma as well as helpful interventions. Great course!” – A.H. (Apr. 2020)
“Going over the signs to look for, the assessment questions, and the hotline number was most beneficial. The course was well structured and well presented. Thank you for sharing your story and thank you for this seminar. The content of this course was horrifying, but at the same time fundamentally important for our profession to learn about!” – J.M. (Mar. 2020)
"I appreciated going over the symptoms of victims as well as the incidence and background of targeted victims. I liked the fact that the information came from a victim, and I liked learning of neurologic changes." – E.H. (Feb. 2020)
"The organization was great, and the presentation moved along quickly. I really liked the availability of the slides, quiz questions, assessment, and terminology. Going over the role of social media and its use in human trafficking is both useful and disturbing." – A.A. (Jan. 2020)
"All of it was helpful. The data was alarming, and I was quite surprised by some of it. The discussion of warning signs and how to approach victims was also helpful. I learned more than I was anticipating." – B.R.A. (Dec. 2019)
"This is a very important topic in today's society. I am excited to feel more informed and educated on this topic. I enjoyed the course." – K.W. (Dec. 2019)
"I like that it was very thorough and contained lots of examples. Going over the ways to identify victims was most beneficial." – S.V. (Nov. 2019)
"I found the discussion of risk factors to be the most eye-opening for my daily practice. I just appreciated the attention to detail, the pace of delivery, and of course, the relevant information." – C.B. (Oct. 2019)
"It provided great statistics. As a parent and professional working with children, this was very pertinent information to have." – M.W. (Sept. 2019)
"It was presented well and had a great in-depth discussion of human trafficking, what it looks like, and how to identify it. You could tell the presenter was very knowledgeable about the topic and was great at explaining concepts." – L.G. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the personal story and attention to how the brain works to explain the phenomenon of becoming a victim. Going over the stats was most valuable. I had no idea. It's staggering." – R.H. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated the terminology and information regarding identifying aspects of human trafficking." – G.A. (July 2019)
"I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (mostly teens) in the foster care system. Many have a history of sexual abuse and exhibit a lot of the symptoms discussed in this presentation. This will be helpful in understanding what they're feeling, why, and being able to relate to them as well as see signs of abuse." – T.S. (July 2019)
"This is a very thorough overview of human trafficking, including the warning signs, the terminology used, the statistics, and the traumatic impact it has on the child and the brain. The presenter did a wonderful job relating the information in an interesting and concise manner. I really enjoyed her presentation!" – T.S. (July 2019)
"The discussion on best therapeutic practices for recovering victims was most beneficial. I liked the very specific and helpful information." – A.P. (July 2019)
"I had very limited knowledge about sex trafficking prior to this course. I meet students of all ages on a daily basis at school, and I need to know this information. This topic is very alarming and all people need to learn about these crimes. The speaker, Amy, adds her personal aspect on the topic, and she is a really great presenter. The 2.5 hours went by quickly." – A.B. (July 2019)
"I liked the detailed information, handouts, and the speaker's knowledge, self-disclosure, and passion. The entire presentation was helpful." – J.L. (June 2019)
"Very eye-opening course! I like that the course provides examples of what to watch for in a clinical setting." – A.R. (May 2019)
"I didn't really understand the whole concept of trafficking before, but I feel well informed now. The discussion on the therapeutic techniques to address this and other psychological disorders was most helpful." – A.M. (Apr. 2019)
"All of it was beneficial! I found that this course DEFINITELY fine-tuned my general information regarding trafficking... thank you for a great program!" – M.T.D. (Apr. 2019)
"The speaker does a really nice job of presenting the information. I enjoyed going over the statistics of human trafficking." – S.L. (Mar. 2019)
"I found the discussion on what human trafficking actually is and is not very beneficial. The speaker is engaging." – J.T. (Mar. 2019)
"I really enjoyed this course! The author was easy to listen to and also spoke about personal experiences, which spoke volumes on the validity of the course and its importance in society today." – M.P. (Mar. 2019)
"I enjoyed the whole presentation! The author had a clear way of presenting information paired with examples." – J.R. (Feb. 2019)
"I specifically enjoyed the information on identifying the victims and reporting. The course was precise and to the point." – R.C. (Feb. 2019)