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Human Trafficking of Adolescents in America - The Required Course

Do you need the HHSC required course in Human Trafficking Identification, Assessment, Laws, and Intervention? And an instantly downbloadable certificate? Enroll in this course and earn 8 Credit Hours online today. It's FREE with our $49 Unlimited CEUs Plan. 

Training is approved by NBCC, NAADAC, EACC, IC&RC, Texas HHSC and most states. You can apply these 8 credit hours to multiple continuing education categories. Understand how Human Trafficking intervention and assessment apply to Professional Ethics, Cultural Awareness, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed Care, Laws and Rules, Community Coordination, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation. 

This course prepares you to work with sexually trafficked adolescents living on the street or in plain sight, and how to ethically interact with the Department of Justice in prosecution of perpetrators.  

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This Human Trafficking Course has been Re-Approved by Texas HHSC through August 9, 2025.

Feedback from 2275 professionals who have taken this course gave an average rating of 4.6 on a 5-point scale for quality, understandability, and relevance to the behavioral health work we do.  


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Consider our Unlimited CEUs Plan, and take this course for FREE. The Unlimited Plan is only $49 per year.


What will you learn in this course? 

Is working with trafficking victims different than working in your office or in a local public school? Yes! The therapeutic interaction with trafficked youth on the street and those 'brought in from the cold' differs significantly from that occurring in a normal office environment. 

Learn the unique ethical and effective approaches to your work with homeless, emancipated, and parentally abused minors who become exploited victims of sex and labor trafficking. 

As emancipated minor victims of a crime, these youth are guests in your office or voluntary contacts on the street, and are participating of their own volition. Learn the essential features of working with minors under these circumstances - those who are in danger but legally free to make independent decisions, giving them a unique measure of control. 

Know the client-centered crisis intervention and trauma-informed care steps that are unique to working with trafficked adolescents. Understand the connection between 'survival sex,' SUD, and STDs.  

Know the difference between sex trafficking and prostitution.  Understand the Federal laws pertaining to sex trafficking of children and adolescents vs. adults, applicable to all states. 


Need a Trafficking Assessment Format? 

Download a complete Trafficking Assessment, specifically designed for use with trafficking victims. The Trafficking Assessment in this course is client centered and research-based, for safe and effective use in your work with this special client population. 

Learn the varying perspectives of different cultures about sex trafficking, the major vulnerability of LGBTQ youth, and how to integrate this knowledge into your assessment of trafficking victims. 

Learn the specific information which you must gather to support successful prosecution of the perpetrator by the U.S. Department of Justice, and how the interagency coordination is conducted.  


This Course Is Client-Centered 

Are you looking for research-validated information about how to work effectively with adolescent Human Trafficking victims from a client-centered perspecive? You will find it here, based on information shared by national organizations and hundreds of adolescent survivors of Sex Trafficking. 

The content and sequential design of the assessment seeks to promote cooperation and trust in adolescents who have been severely traumatized, sexually and physically assaulted, and stripped of their dignity and personal safety. 

Knowledge of these dynamics is critical for the success of your clinical work with trafficking survivors. This course provides an actionable understanding of the 'first steps' following your initial encounter with the victim, and paves the way for all that follows. 


Why Is Behavioral Health Now Involved? 

In the past 3 years, the U.S. Department of Justice has increased its national campaign to dismantle the organized crime rings in which Human Trafficking is a lucrative business.    

At the local and state level, the initial priorities are to increase the general public's and health care providers' awareness of Human Trafficking activity with an understanding that it is a Federal Crime. Learn what is needed to take appropriate action, and how to coordinate with the US Department of Justice to prosecute perpetrators.

Ultimately, your priorities are to facilitate the victim's safe escape from the Sex Trafficking situation; to assist the Department of Justice in successful prosecution of the trafficking perpetrators; and to obtain community and Federally assisted services for the victim which will promote recovery. 


Publishers, Copyrights 

This Continuing Education course is sponsored online by CEU By Net, LLC.  The research and didactic material in the course is published and copyrighted by the Federal Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, the Office of Victims of Crime, the Polaris Project, and Family & Youth Services Bureau - Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center - National Safe Place Network.      

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CEU By Net's Approvals

Approved by NBCC - ACEP #63388 Credit Hours are pre-approved by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and the Texas Mental Health and Addiction Licensing Boards, NAADAC, EACC-EAPA, IC&RC, Florida Mental Health Board, CE Broker and FCB, TCB-TAAP, California CAADE and CADTP, and most states for mental health and addiction treatment providers. 

California  BBS and NBCC approve 5.5 credit hours for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and NCCs.  



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