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Meeting the Trauma-Related Needs of Victims of Human Trafficking: Identification and Treatment Techniques to Help Survivors Recover and Build Thriving Lives
Shari Kim, Ph.D., C.A.A.D.C., C.C.T.P.
6 Hours 07 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 11, 2021
Digital Seminar – Also available: DVD
Are you prepared to work with victims of human trafficking when he or she walks through your office door? Maybe, you currently have a client—hidden in plain sight—on your case load. They can’t speak out, so it is imperative that you learn the warning signs.
Understanding trauma is not enough to provide accurate and effective care for the struggles these survivors have endured. Complex trauma is overlaid with brainwashing and Stockholm Syndrome, providing an extremely complicated set of needs in this population.
Watch human trafficking expert Dr. Shari Kim as she guides you through these must have identification and treatment techniques that specifically addresses a survivor’s unique set of needs related to repeated and intrusive trauma. You’ll learn how to:
- Identify the signs a client has been trafficked including what to watch for in-session
- Discern between victims of sex trafficking, labor trafficking, child soldiers, and organ donation
- Effectively treat symptoms of PTSD, Stockholm Syndrome, and brainwashing
- Reduce co-occurring disorders such as shame, anxiety and substance abuse
- Create the appropriate therapeutic environment to enable the best clinical outcomes
- Facilitate post traumatic growth to help clients find meaning after trauma
Purchase today and you’ll leave with the tools to safely and skillfully guide clients through the transformation from being a victim to a survivor!
Shari Kim, PhD, CCDC, serves as a trauma psychologist with Chase Brexton Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center specializing in serving the LGBTQ+ population in Baltimore. She is the founder of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services, a nonprofit mental health clinic that specializes in treatment of survivors of human trafficking, complex trauma, and sexual exploitation.
Dr. Kim has been very active in anti-trafficking efforts in both Pennsylvania and Maryland, forming community partnerships to collaborate on providing for the complex needs of trafficking survivors and serving on multiple local task forces. She continues to serve on anti-trafficking task forces in Maryland. She also served as chair of the human trafficking subcommittee for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the behavioral health workgroup for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force.
A 20-year veteran of the mental health field, Dr. Kim also serves as the chapter coordinator for disaster mental health services with the American Red Cross National Capital Chapter and has deployed to three large-scale disasters. She served as chair of the disaster response network within the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), helping to facilitate a partnership between PPA and the American Red Cross to increase the number of disaster mental health responders in Pennsylvania.
Financial: Dr. Shari Kim has an employment relationship with Case Brexton Health Care and the Red Cross. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Shari Kim serves as the coordinator for the Disaster Response Network and is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Shei is also a member of the York County Human Trafficking Task Force, the York County Reentry Coalition, and the Southcentral PA Human Trafficking Task Force. She serves as a consultant for the York County Treatment Courts.
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