Human Trafficking Training for Education Professionals

1 Units

Course Description

Identify the Potential Signs of Human Trafficking in the Education System Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to induce an individual to perform labor or commercial sex acts. Many underage victims of human trafficking are students in the American school system. Schools are perhaps the best positioned to identify and report suspected trafficking and connect affected students to critical services. This course trains existing and future school community members (educators, counselors, nurses) about the phenomenon of human trafficking, how to recognize red flags and risk factors associated with trafficking, and provide safe and appropriate referrals for individuals who are at risk of, or are & being, trafficked.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course trains education professionals to identify possible human trafficking victims and seek further help.

Required Materials: No materials are required.

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What You Will Learn

  • Define human trafficking and describe types of human trafficking
  • Understand how human trafficking happens
  • Explain the role of technology in the exploitation of children and teens
  • Identify red flags and indicators for recognizing potential trafficking victims
  • Understand complex trauma
  • Use a trauma-informed approach with suspected or identified trafficking victims

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Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

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The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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