Kim Kubal, Executive Director of Your Strength to Heal supports mental health professionals and the community-at-large through education, training and workshops. Today’s subject is human trafficking education.
Human trafficking is a global issue and is the third largest international crime industry. Victims include men, women and children around the world and thousands of victims die each year from abuse, trauma and neglect. Victims commonly are forced or coerced to work in sex trade, sweatshops, domestic servitude or agricultural work. Victims often do not recognize themselves as victims and may actually forge a bond with their exploiter. The exploiter often uses manipulation, promises of protection, safety and love to coerce the victim into servitude.
Human Trafficking Education & Training
Overview of Topics Covered:
- Facts about Human Trafficking
- Understanding the Victim Mindset
- Feelings of unworthiness and shame
- Fear of arrest
- Distrustful of authorities
- Common Mental Health Indicators
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Dissociative disorder
- Warning Signs
- Presence of another individual during all interactions with the victim
- Unable to come and go as desired
- Inconsistent account of personal history, often scripted
- Fearful evasive behavior
- Treatment Needs of Victims
- Safety and stabilization of symptoms
- Substance abuse treatment
- Getting Help
In this educational training, learn more about human trafficking facts, the victim mindset and how to recognize the signs in the Human Trafficking Education & Training Presentation.
This article is based on an article originally appeared on Your Strength to Heal.