When most people hear "human trafficking," they think of the movie, Taken, or about foreign nationals smuggled into the US. However, multiple cases of domestic human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states. There are numerous risk factors, which include any set of experiences that may lead to increased emotional or physical vulnerability. These experiences include a history of neglect or abuse, low self-esteem, poverty, and foster care placement. This workshop will explore the latest data on the overlap between child welfare and sex trafficking and will discuss the training needs of child welfare workers to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge necessary to serve this vulnerable population.
This workshop meets the DC Public Health Priorities Requirement.
Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD
Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Director, Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative (PARI) UMSOM
Nadine M Finigan-Carr, Ph.D., is a prevention research scientist focused on the application of behavioral and social science perspectives to research on contemporary health problems, especially those that disproportionately affect people of color. Her scholarship is grounded in theories and methods found primarily in the field of health behavior change among individuals and the environments that support or impede chronic disease prevention or management, injury, and violence. She is an internationally recognized expert on minor human trafficking and sexual exploitation having collaborated with colleagues in the UK, Canada, and the Caribbean. In 2018, she presented a TedX talk titled, Child Prostitutes Don’t Exist. She holds dual appointments at the University of Maryland, Baltimore – Research Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Finigan-Carr is the Director of the Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative. She is the Principal Investigator of research projects at both the state and federal levels designed to intervene with system involved youth – those in foster care or the juvenile justice system. These youth have a double vulnerability – adolescence, a critical stage marked by increased risk for negative social and behavioral outcomes including aggression and sexual risk behaviors; and, being removed from their families of origin. Dr Finigan-Carr is the author of Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success (Routledge Press). She has served as special guest editor for the Journal of Negro Education (2015), the Journal of Violence and Victims (2020), and Children Youth Services’ Review (2021). She also serves as a Commissioner of Community Relations in the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Wage Enforcement. Dr Finigan-Carr can be reached by email at email@example.com or via twitter @doctorNayAKA.
Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Define human trafficking and child sex trafficking
Identify 5 trafficking risk factors for youth in care
Recognize potential challenges in working with victims
Describe the current practices of child welfare providers in addressing trafficking among foster youth
BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES
Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement
The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 6 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.
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Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists
All those interested in Topic Welcomed
Fee & Registration:
Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after April 13, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.
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