Human trafficking, with particular emphasis on sex trafficking, continues to plague the U.S. Undercover work, online investigations, and financial forensic assessments have fine-tuned the investigation and prosecution phases of this type of crime. However, the most difficult component of sexual exploitation is victim management and aftercare. This presentation will highlight the numerous medical and psychological risks that contribute to or are a result of trafficking victimization. Comprehensive, rehabilitative residential programs for those in need of services will be reviewed with case study examples. Lessons learned from two decades of service provider experience will educate participants regarding the complexity of care and family dynamics as well as the need for financial security with or without family reunification. Participants will learn about establishing a path forward to building resilient self-sufficient citizens through community support systems, identification and management of health care needs and access to secondary educational opportunities. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Participants will learn of the complexity of aftercare when victims are very young children who may be trafficked for the purpose of abusive image production.
Participants will review recent literature that supports a significant amount of organized abuse by family members who often sell their young children to offenders in their home, resulting in a multi-offender scenario of exploitation.
Participants will discuss the role of childhood adversities, polyvictimization and resultant complex trauma in children who are trafficked -particularly when there is a digital aspect to victimization.