This program will benefit LMFT and LCSW licensees and pre-licensees by addressing issues as such as privilege, confidentiality and working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team. Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded on site and to participants at completion of the course
This presentation is for clinicians and administrators whose clients include populations at high risk for trafficking including women, youth, victims of crime, and immigrants.
- · Gain knowledge as to how to identify victims among clients seeking mental health treatment.
- · Understand resources available to victims on a local, state and national level to refer victims of trafficking to services in the community.
- · Learning goals include specific practices that are trauma-informed, safety planning with this population, as well as crisis intervention.
- · Explore challenges to privilege, confidentiality and working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Human Trafficking victims come from a variety of backgrounds -U.S. citizen, immigrants, women, men, adults and minors. Trafficking situations can vary from forced street prostitution to forced labor within a restaurant or domestic servitude within a suburban home.
Clinicians play a vital role in identifying potential victims of trafficking as well as connecting them to vital services. Often victims do not self-identify and it is up to the clinician to identify victims based on red flags. Identified victims present with needs for housing, advocacy within the criminal justice process, and specifically coping with the trauma of what they have endured.
By understanding the nuances of working with victims of trafficking- safety plans, crisis intervention and other practices are greatly improved to the benefits of clients. And given the complexity of trafficking cases, clinicians often become part of a team comprised of case manager, lawyer, clinician, law enforcement and others.
For more information about the presenter and resources for victims of trafficking, please visit:
Polaris Project – www.polarisproject.org
Operate the NHTRC hotline
Freedom Network - freedomentworkusa.org
National network of anti-trafficking service providers
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) – www.castla.org
Leading anti-trafficking agency, phone number listed on SB1193 posters
Presenter Bio:Elisabet Medina, MSW
Human Trafficking Specialist/MSW
Opening Doors Inc.
Elisabet Medina obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Azusa Pacific University near Los Angeles. She pursued service opportunities both domestically and abroad, working with street children and communities affected by HIV. Elisabet graduated with a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Community Organization from the University of Michigan. The focus of Elisabet's work has been with immigrant victims of domestic violence and other crimes. She currently works at Opening Doors Inc providing case management services to survivors of trafficking and education to the community on the issue. In addition to her work at Opening Doors, Elisabet is the Human Trafficking Representative for the State Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants as well as the Social Services Committee Chair for the Freedom Network USA.