NACSW Online Continuing Education

Human Trafficking Survivors: Trauma & Trauma Informed Care Practices
Length: 1.5 hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers and related professionals
  • social work students
  • human services professionals
  • clergy
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.5

Ryn Farmer, MSW, LSW, RA, and Raven Loaiza, MSW, LSW, RA,  
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Course Outline

Human trafficking, the buying and selling of human beings in exchange for a good or service, impacts people from every walk of life. It affects every country around the world, regardless of socio-economic status, history, or political structure. The victims of human trafficking include people from all walks of life: young children, teenagers, young adults, middle age adults, the elderly, men, and women, as well as persons who are Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, and members of straight, gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Human traffickers have created an international market for the trade of human beings based on high profits and demand for commercial sex and cheap labor.

This workshop explores factors that increase individuals' vulnerability for being trafficked and the complex trauma that is associated with various aspects of human trafficking. This session also explores ways to start implementing trauma-informed care practices in an organizational setting. It explores how organizations can create an environment that incorporates trauma-informed practices among both staff and clients.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content


Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Articulate several common vulnerabilities faced by survivors of human trafficking

2. Describe the complex trauma associated with human trafficking and how can change brain functioning

3. Articulate several trauma informed care practices and how to implement holistic services for survivors human trafficking


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Kathryn "Ryn" Farmer received a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and a Master of Social Work degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a concentration in Community Practice and a Specialization in Strategies to Transform Poverty. She currently serves as the Rape Crisis and Anti-Human Trafficking Director at Crime Victim Services in Lima, Ohio.

Raven is a Licensed Social Worker and currently works as the Regional Rape Crisis Coordinator with Crime Victim Services of Allen County. She holds a Bachelor's in Social Work and a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Wright State University. Raven has a Master's in Social Work at the University of Louisville.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.