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Anti-Trafficking 101 Workshop

1-4 p.m.

April 11, 2014

Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th St. North and Oliver


**Please note that the April workshop is full.  Please call 316-978-6493 if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for future offerings.


This class will address identifying and combatting domestic sex trafficking. Topics that will be covered include: forms of human trafficking; those involved; risk and resiliency factors; prevention; and direct-services through the assessment, intervention and termination/community integration process.


1:00 p.m.  Welcome & Introduction
1:15 p.m.   Setting the Stage/Shifting Paradigms: Defining  Trafficking
1:45 p.m.  Assessment/Identification: The Structure of  DMST/Whose Involved; Who are the Victims/ Survivors
3:00 p.m.  Intervention and Termination: Current Law;  Collaborations; and Practice
3:45 p.m.  What you can do now to Abolish Domestic  Trafficking: Community Integration
4:00 p.m.  Adjourn


Karen Countryman-Roswurm, LMSW, Ph.D.

Karen serves as the Founder and Executive Director to the Wichita State University, Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) and is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work.  Earning both of her graduate degrees at Wichita State, Karen is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Doctor of Psychology with nearly two decades serving marginalized children, youth, and families. 

Beginning her career at the Wichita Children’s Home as a Street Outreach Worker, Karen has since worked locally, regionally, and nationally as an individual, family, and group therapist; a founder and coordinator of youth programs; a researcher; a community organizer; and a human rights advocate.  With a passion to better serve high-risk marginalized populations, Karen works to bridge the gap between direct practice, academia, research, and policy.   Karen has been nationally and internationally recognized, receiving many honors and awards, for doing just that -- particularly for her specialization in working with homeless, runaway, and throwaway youth (HRTY) and young people who are at-risk of, or subjugated to, domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) and other forms of exploitation.


Participants of this continuing education course will be able to identify:

1. An overarching definition of domestic sex trafficking as a form of exploitation.
2. At least two methods in which victims are exploited/trafficked.
3. Five entities/perpetrators involved in the cycle of trafficking.
4. Nine grooming tactics used by perpetrators of trafficking.
5. At least seven consequences/symptoms of trafficking.
6. At least nine indicators of trafficking.
7. A minimum of five primary risk factors of trafficking.
8. At least three primary resilience factors of trafficking survivors.
9. A minimum of five ways in which those who intervene in cases can increase and/or utilize the resiliency of the survivors of whom they serve.
10. At least four primary issues preventing forward action and sustainable change in the anti-trafficking movement.
11. A minimum of four ways in which multidisciplinary professionals and concerned citizen/faith groups can join in and support anti-trafficking efforts.
12. Fifteen strategies to positively affect the lives of those at-risk of and/or subjugated to domestic sex trafficking.

Registration Information

Cost:  $25 per person or $35 per person with contact hours

Registration Deadline: Pre-registration is required. Registrations must be received the Monday prior to the workshop.  After that date please contact the conference office to check on space availability.

Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations must be in writing. There will be no refunds on cancellations received after the Monday prior to the workshop.

Continuing Education

Nurses: Wichita State University College of Health Professions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (#LT 0090-0327).  This workshop is approved for 3.6 contact hours for RN or LPN re-licensure.

Social Workers: This program has been pre-approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for continuing education for social workers. This workshop is approved for 3.6 contact hours applicable for relicensure. (BSRB approval #05-001).

For other professions regulated by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Marriage and Family Therapists, Master Level Psychologists, etc) they do not offer pre-approval for Continuing Education.  However, attendees can receive 3 hours for relicensure that enhances their professions.  Attendees who pay the $35.00 registration fee will be given a certificate that they can submit to the BSRB, if necessary, as supporting documentation of attendance.


For questions regarding this workshop, please contact the WSU Conference Office at 316-978-6493, conference.office@wichita.edu.