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S23-105 It's Not Taken: Realities of Domestic Minor Human Trafficking

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Nadine Finigan Carr, PhD
Course Levels:
7 Hours 30 Minutes



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. 



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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 or via twitter @doctorNayAKA. 

Agenda & Learning Objectives



Registration/Log on 

09:00a - 10:30 


10:30a - 10:45 


10:45a - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 

12:00a - 1:00 


1:00a - 2:30 

Lecture Continued 

2:30a - 2:45 


2:45a - 4:30 

Lecture Continued 


Questions & Adjournment 



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


Clawson, H.J. & Grace, L.G. (2007). Finding a Path to Recovery: Residential Facilities for Minor Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cole J, & Sprang G. (2015). Sex trafficking of minors in metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural communities. Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, 40:113123. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.07.015

Harmon-Darrow, C., Burruss, K. & Finigan-Carr, NM. (2019). “We are kind of their parents”: Child Welfare Workers’ Perspective on Sexuality Education for Foster Youth. Children and Youth Services Review, Online advance.

Finigan-Carr, NM, Johnson, M., Pullman, M., Stewart, CJ. & Fromknecht, A. (2019). A Traumagenic Social Ecological Framework for Understanding and Intervening with Sex Trafficked Children and Youth. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 36(1): 49-63.

Finigan-Carr, NM., Steward, R., & Watson, C. (2018). Foster youth need sex ed, too!: Addressing the Sexual Risk Behaviors of System Involved Youth. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 13(3), 310-323. DOI: 10.1080/15546128.2018.1456385.

Finigan-Carr, NM. & Rubenstein, A. (2018). Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sex Trafficking of Foster Youth In Trejos-Castillo, E., and Trevino-Schafer, N. (Eds.) Handbook of Foster Youth. New York, NY: Routledge Press. 

Polaris Project – Hotline Statistics (2016, 2018)

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014: PL 113-183

Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2017: Maryland SB 308

Swaner, R., Labriola, M., Rempel, M., Walker, A., & Spadafore, J. (2016). Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: A National Study. USDOJ: Center for Court Innovation.

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000: PL 106-386

World Health Organization (2012). Understanding and Addressing Violence Against Women: Human Trafficking.;jsessionid=363B2D949ED991B6995F353396CA73A7?sequence=1

Course Completion & CE Information

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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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

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.

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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