Audio Conference Webinar

Mama Dorah: Uplifting Grassroots Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

DATE: April 30, 2018
TIME: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm (Eastern)

CE Hours: 1.25


Denise Anderson, PhD, MSW, LSW

DescriptionLearning ObjectivesIndividual Rates


Human trafficking is the second largest organized crime (superseded only by drug trafficking) where over a million children are trafficked annually. This multibillion-dollar industry is a major issue throughout South Africa. The presentation provides a brief history of the problem on trafficking throughout the world, but especially in Johannesburg, South Africa.

During this presentation, Dr. Anderson will apply a model for working with charities between one multicultural community church that partnered with Mama Dorah to keep fifty orphaned children fed, educated and protected from human traffickers. This intervention was intentional and well planned but not without trials. The issues faced and how they were addressed will also be discussed. Finally, a theology of caring for orphans is presented.


Webinar Outline

1. Overview Human Trafficking - 10 min

2. Grassroots Human Trafficking Prevention: Dorah’s Ark - 10 min

3. Multi-cultural Congregation: Cornerstone - 10 min

4. Partnership - 5 min

5. Theology of Caring for Orphans - 5 min

6. A Model that Works - 10 min

7. Challenges and how they were Managed - 5 min

8. Identifying areas in one's own Community - 10 min

9. Questions and Answers - 10 min

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Primary Audience: Social workers,humman services managers and administrators, clergy, students
Primary Content Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the incidence and scope of human trafficking in the world, but specifically South Africa.
  • Identity strategies and models currently being implemented in informal partnerships between churches and grassroots organizations
  • Recognize needs in one's own community related to human trafficking and describe ways in which social workers, church leaders and others can work together combat real world human trafficking problems.

  • Individual Registration Rates

    Current Member Rate



    Full-time Student

    Non-Member Rate



    Full-time Student


    CE Accreditation Information
    NACSW, provider no.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 through 1/27/18. NACSW maintains 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 id:SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours for participating in this training. It is important for participants to contact their own licensing boards licensing boards to verify that this training meets their requirements for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

    Requirements for Earning CE Contact Hours for an audio conference:
    Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for audio conference workshops include: a) listening in to the two-hour audio conference workshop; b) completing an on-line evaluation of the session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the "open-book" post-workshop quiz for this session. Participants who meet these requirements will be able to download and print out a CE certificate online immediately after submitting the session evaluation and post-workshop quiz.

    Registration Fee and Refund Policy: The registration fee (for non-members only) covers participation in the full conference session, as well as costs associated with producing a continuing education certificate. Upon request via made email or telephone up to one week prior to this session, a registrant will receive a full refund (minus a processing fee). No refunds can be provided after this time.

    Grievance Procedure: Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this regional conference is encouraged to communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after the conference. 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.

    Accommodations: Please contact NACSW, 888-426-4712, at least 30 days before the event if you would like to request a special accommodation.

    Training Format and Interactivity: Audio conference webinars have been designed so that individuals or groups may participate simply by calling in to a designated telephone number provided by NACSW. In addition, interested participants may simultaneously log into this workshop via their computers or mobile devices to follow the presenter's PowerPoint presentation on-line, see the presenter on screen, and engage in interactive chat during the session. Although this session is a form of distance education, participants have direct access (via their telephones) to the presenter at several intervals during the webinar when participants' phone lines are unmuted to facilitate question and answer sessions with the presenter. In addition, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments via a chat feature embedded in the webinar software, to which the presenter is able to respond during the session. Lastly, presenters' email addresses are made available to participants should they want to contact the presenter after the audio conference webinar.