Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Registration Open for Webinar on "Human Trafficking In Adolescents: Understanding the Issues as a Service Provider"

July 17, 2017

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.

Moderator

Marné Castillo, PhD, MEd

Research Scientist in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and VPI Fellow

 

Presenters

Erica Smith, MEd

Adolescent Case Manager for the Adolescent Initiative at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center

Jasmine Oglesby, MSW

Prevention Case Manager for the Adolescent Initiative at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 15th

12-2pm EST

 

Registration and Information

Click here to learn more and to register.  

*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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