Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking: Interrupting the Pathway to Victimization

Friday, May 1, 2015


About the conference: The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.
(Jun 13, 2012)


Human trafficking is a billion-dollar illegal business in the United States. Miami-Dade is listed as one of the top five cities for human trafficking. Such trafficking takes a significant toll on victims in the form of psychiatric disorders, drug addiction and suicide attempts as a result of ongoing coercion, violence and intimidation. Despite such stressful events, many victims demonstrate evidence of survival skills and resilience. Leading experts discussed the incidence and impact of human trafficking on victims, providing a national perspective. Comprehensive outreach programs for victims of human trafficking were highlighted, in combination with ways that the core tasks of psychotherapy can be implemented to bolster resilience. Interactive panels discussed how clinical, community and legal services can be integrated, providing a continuum of care.






Material

Approaches to Bolster Resilience in Victims of Human Trafficking: Core Tasks of Interventions by Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. [PDF]

Ways to Bolster Resilience in LGBTQ Youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning) by Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. [PDF]

The Therapeutic Relationship as a Common Factor: Implications for Trauma Therapy by Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. [PDF]

A Constructive Narrative Perspective on Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Cognitiva and Affective Processes by Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. [PDF]

Ways to Bolster Resilience in Traumatized Clients: Implications for Psychotherapist by Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. [PDF]

Social Impact of Human Trafficking: In Our Backyard by Juhi Jain, B.A., MD Candidate Class of 2015 [PDF]

What We Know About Human Trafficking in the U.S. – National Perspectives by Meredith Dank, Ph.D. [PDF]

Providing a Continuum of Comprehensive Services to Meet the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in Child Welfare: One Year Findings on Program Implementation and Youth Outcomes by Mary I. Armstrong, Ph.D., Kimberly McGrath, Psy.D. [PDF]



Guest Speaker – Survive to Thrive by Sandy Skelaney, M.A., Chief Mastermind, Ignition Fund

May 1, 2015
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19th Annual Conference

Human Trafficking: Interrupting the Pathway to¬†Victimization Friday, May 1, 2015 Material Approaches to Bolster Resilience in Victims of Human Trafficking: Core Tasks of Interventions by Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D. [PDF] Ways to Bolster Resilience in LGBTQ Youth (Lesbian, Gay, […]