Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) will be presenting a free webinar for social workers and other healthcare professionals entitled "Human Trafficking In Adolescents: Understanding the Issues as a Service Provider”. Child trafficking, also known as commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking of minors, remains a complex and unaddressed form of violence against children and adolescents. There are an estimated 100,000 victims and 300,000 youth at risk in the United States. As a result of the hidden nature of child trafficking and reluctance of victims to disclose this abuse, recognizing warning signs and identifying trafficked children remains a challenge.
Participants will learn how to:
- Define human trafficking and other related terms.
- Identify signs that your patient or client may be a trafficked youth.
- Identify root causes of trafficking and transactional sex.
- Explore your role and responsibilities as a social worker.
- Identify resources to assist you with clients who are victims of trafficking.
Research Scientist in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and VPI Fellow
Adolescent Case Manager for the Adolescent Initiative at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center
Prevention Case Manager for the Adolescent Initiative at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Date and Time
Tuesday, August 15th
Registration and Information
*Continuing education credit will be available for social workers. If you interested in receiving credit, you must log on to the webinar as an individual. Those who view the webinar as a group will not be eligible to receive credit.
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