“Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” (US Dept. of Homeland Security) Although it’s difficult to determine the scope of human trafficking worldwide, as many cases go unreported, the International Labour Organization estimates about 40 million victims of human trafficking internationally. We each have a shared responsibility to combat human trafficking and we can only help survivors thrive through building the capacity of communities and addressing the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking. This workshop will increase awareness of participants and discuss the need for coordinated and trauma-informed services before, during, and after exploitation in order to build partnerships with survivors to connect them to resources and promote an environment for thriving.


Learning Objectives:
1.  Explore trauma bonding and discuss the impact of complex trauma on help-seeking.
2.  Explore trauma responses and implications for treatment.
3.  Assess the needs of individuals who have been trafficked and/or exploited and the necessity in providing a
multidisciplinary response.
4.  Recognize the benefit of safety planning.4.  Identify the individual and collective actions that can be used to apply an anti-racist, anti-oppression lens towards anti-human trafficking work.


Cost: $26.00


CEUs: 2 in Diagnosis and Treatment


Presenter: Crystal C. Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW Founder/CEO of THRYVE
Crystal is an educator, an advocate, a survivor and a self-proclaimed thriver! For the past 25 years she has been driven by her personal experiences of trauma to elevate and amplify the voices of individuals and communities in order to promote healing and opportunities to move from surviving to thriving. Crystal has demonstrated a passion in sharing her experiences in order to help individuals heal from their personal traumas and work alongside professionals to create trauma informed, culturally inclusive and person-centered spaces. Her experiences include advocacy within the child welfare system, oversight of child and youth programs, crisis hotline response, delivery of community based mental health services and implementing trauma informed strategies and programs for school districts. She has been called upon to provide training, coaching and consultation across the nation in the subject areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Child Trauma & Maltreatment and Racial Trauma. She is a fierce advocate for social justice and leads courageously to dismantle oppressive systems and create equitable and just services, policies and programs.

For Questions Contact Robin Nelson at: nelsonr@ku.edu

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