As essential service providers, we interact with victims of crime every day. As such, we recognize that things are not always as they initially appear. All too often, signs of the crime of human trafficking go unrecognized as indicators of sexual assault or domestic violence. Without identification from helper professionals, victims of trafficking remain in abusive and exploitative circumstances and without appropriate services. In this presentation, professionals will receive an in-depth understanding of trafficking and be able to differentiate between the crimes of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and trafficking and identify when these crimes overlap.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Articulate the differing forms of trafficking.
- Identify trafficking victims in their particular areas of services.
- Understand the nuanced differences between trafficking and overlapping crimes.
- Meet trafficking survivors with appropriate care and resources regardless of the stage of change the survivor is in at the time.