S-1: Symposium: Trafficking
Dynamic Perspectives: Climate, Clinical, and Gender Impacts on Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is the recruiting, harboring, or transporting of persons for forced labor and/or commercial sex acts through fraud, force, or coercion. More than 21 million men, women, and children are victimized by human trafficking worldwide. This symposium will explore aspects of human trafficking that are rarely acknowledged.
Presentations of the Symposium
The Impact of Climate Change on Modern Day Slavery
The human trafficking pandemic has engulfed the world during a time when climate change makes all human beings vulnerable to natural disasters that increase in scope and magnitude each year. This presentation will discuss the intersectionality of climate change and increased risk for being trafficked.
Invisible Victims of Slavery: Human Trafficking of Men and Boys
The sexual and labor exploitation of men and boys has garnered minimal consideration in global awareness of human trafficking. This presentation will offer research data on the phenomenon of male trafficked victims. The cultural oppression, racism, and bias that fuels risks in trafficking to specific victim groups will be examined.
Clinical Treatment with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Insights, Hope, Healing
This presentation will offer insights into challenges unique to the clinical treatment of human trafficking survivors. Greater understanding of how a multi-modal, eclectic approach to treatment can impact and inform long-term clinical work with survivors of human trafficking will also be offered. Self-care practices for clinicians will also be explored.