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Compassionate Care - Going the Extra Mile: Sex Trafficking Survivors' Recommendations for Healthcare Best Practices

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About the Course

This study aimed to methodically gather recommendations from sex trafficking (ST) survivors who sought medical care during their victimization. An exploratory concurrent mixed-methods design was used, and semi-structured interviews (N = 22) were conducted between March 2016 and March 2017, in San Diego, CA, and Philadelphia, PA. Data were analyzed through a coding system to identify meaningful analytical themes. This study sought to understand the significance of the narratives and views of a cluster of ST survivors, including their recommendations for healthcare providers who are uniquely positioned to identify and intervene on their behalf while delivering medical care to them.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Compassionate Care – Going the Extra Mile: Sex Trafficking Survivors’ Recommendations for Healthcare Best Practices. created by Arduizur C. Richie-Zavaleta, DrPH, MASP, MAIPS et al in 2021.

Publication Date:

Sexes. 2021 March ; 2(1): 26–49. doi:10.3390/sexes2010003 Mar 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Arduizur C. Richie-Zavaleta, DrPH, MASP, MAIPS

Dr. Richie-Zavaleta's research focuses include gender inequality, violence prevention, human trafficking and advocacy. She has published several works in peer reviewed journals.

Augusta M. Villanueva, PhD. (Sociology)

Dr. Villanueva is an Associate Professor at Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

David M. Lutkemeier

David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Examine characteristics among human trafficking survivors that address susceptibilities of becoming targets for sex traffickers.
  2. Identify and describe strategies used by human traffickers to manipulate and control their victims.
  3. Recognize and evaluate practices such as supportive care that providers need in order to deliver trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to care.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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