The Connection Between Substance Use and Human Trafficking

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
Zoom
Support Website
www.zoom.us
Cost Range
FREE
Free NAADAC Webinar

Host And Instructor

Host
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Instructor
Claire Openshaw, PhD, LCPC

Credits

C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 2.00
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.

Training Overview Description

Description

Human trafficking refers to the exploitation of an individual using force, fraud, or coercion. Not only are those with substance use issues more vulnerable to being trafficked, but traffickers specifically target them. Traffickers use substances as a means of coercion, to get victims to comply with their demands, increase productivity, inhibit self-protection, decrease escape attempts, and continue entrapment. Many victims also engage in substance use as a means of coping with their unfathomable trauma. Additionally, many victims are forced to engage in criminality, such as illicit drug production and transportation. This presentation will explore these factors, highlight indicators of exploitation, and make you aware of some of ways you can intervene should you suspect exploitation.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the connection between human trafficking and substance use.

  • Participants will be able to summarize the indicators that assist in identifying exploitation.

  • Participants will be able to apply some interventions that could be used to assist in anti-trafficking efforts.

Content Level

Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

CE Credits

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, click on the “Online CE Quiz” link in the grey box at the top to complete the online evaluation survey and CE quiz, and get your CE certificate. This link will be made available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your NAADAC profile. Detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate are available.

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Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email acbhc@akcertification.org for specific information.