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Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

The world's largest minority group is people with disabilities, and this populations experiences crime, including human trafficking, at far higher rates than their counterparts without disabilities. Yet people with disabilities are often left out of programming, education, and services.

 

Many service professionals also report not feeling comfortable or equipped to work with people with disabilities, despite the reality that they will likely interact with people with disabilities regularly. This presentation provides an overview of disabilities , an introduction to human trafficking, and guidance on how to interact and service human trafficking victims who have disabilities.

 

This class meets the DC Key Public Health Priorities criteria for DC licensees.

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Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:00 AM America/New_York
$59.99 Laura Cusack

The world's largest minority group is people with disabilities, and this populations experiences crime, including human trafficking, at far higher rates than their counterparts without disabilities. Yet people with disabilities are often left out of programming, education, and services.

 

Many service professionals also report not feeling comfortable or equipped to work with people with disabilities, despite the reality that they will likely interact with people with disabilities regularly. This presentation provides an overview of disabilities , an introduction to human trafficking, and guidance on how to interact and service human trafficking victims who have disabilities.

 

This class meets the DC Key Public Health Priorities criteria for DC licensees.

About the Presenter

Trainer, Laura Cusack, MSW is a Senior Victim Advocate and subject matter expert on human trafficking. Laura’s experience includes providing training to service providers on specific needs of crime victims with disabilities according to the Rehab Act, ADA, and fair housing act, as well as providing training on human trafficking and crimes against children. Laura's experience also includes facilitating psychoeducational groups for high-risk youth with trauma-related disabilities and leading community outreach efforts. Laura is President of her local Human Trafficking Coalition, and a member of her local Human Trafficking Task Force, Sexual Assault Response Teams, and Community Action Networks. She has educated over 15,000 individuals on crime-related topics. In 2019, Laura was a co-producer on a documentary about human trafficking. She was awarded Victim Advocate of the Year in 2022. Laura earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and is certified in the My Life My Choice, iEmpathize Empower Youth Program, and Men Breaking Free national curriculum. Laura’s passion is educating service providers on how to effectively identify crime victims and respond to their unique needs.

This workshop Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:00 AM America/New_York

Presenter: Laura Cusack

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to clearly define what constitutes human trafficking.
  2. Participants will be able to identify key indicators of victims of human trafficking who have disabilities.
  3. Participants will be able to effectively engage and respond to victims of human trafficking who have disabilities.

This workshop Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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The world's largest minority group is people with disabilities, and this populations experiences crime, including human trafficking, at far higher rates than their counterparts without disabilities. Yet people with disabilities are often left out of programming, education, and services.

 

Many service professionals also report not feeling comfortable or equipped to work with people with disabilities, despite the reality that they will likely interact with people with disabilities regularly. This presentation provides an overview of disabilities , an introduction to human trafficking, and guidance on how to interact and service human trafficking victims who have disabilities.

 

This class meets the DC Key Public Health Priorities criteria for DC licensees.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to clearly define what constitutes human trafficking.
  2. Participants will be able to identify key indicators of victims of human trafficking who have disabilities.
  3. Participants will be able to effectively engage and respond to victims of human trafficking who have disabilities.

Agenda:

Human Trafficking of People with Disabilities

 

Intro to Disabilities (30 mins)

Definition and Types of Disabilities

Disability statistics

Disability Etiquette

Communicating with People with Disabilities

 

Intro to Human Trafficking ( 45 min)

Human Trafficking legal definitions

Types of trafficking

Statistics

Industries where trafficking can occur

Traffickers

 

Vulnerabilities of people with disabilities (45 min)

Impact of COVID-19

Abusive Tactics

Online Grooming

Co-occurrence with other crimes

Case examples

 

 

Responding to HT victims with disabilities (45 min)

Indicators of HT

Building Rapport with victims

Reporting

Resources



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..

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