Navigating the Unique Complexities of Familial Trafficking




Navigating the Unique Complexities of Familial Trafficking

Friday, February 4, 2022

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST


Presenter: Christine Cesa, MAICS


NASW Other Chapter Member: $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

While the crime of human trafficking is understood to be the second-largest criminal industry; familial trafficking represents one of the most severe forms of human trafficking and often goes unidentified. This presentation will give an understanding of what human trafficking is within our communities and the appropriate ways to respond as a service provider. Additionally, furthermore, the workshop will assist learners in understanding the unique need typology of familial trafficking and how to best serve these survivors. Familial trafficking occurs in about 31% of the minor sex-trafficking cases and 41% of the minor human trafficking cases, however most of this is the most underrepresented victim population and is occurring in all 50 states. Attendees will understand the impact of familial trafficking on the survivor and be able to take away practical tools to address the needs of survivors. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define human trafficking using the federal definition.
  • Identify the different typologies of human trafficking. 
  • List specific needs of familial trafficking survivors.
  • Develop strategies for working with and identifying survivors of familial trafficking.
  • Apply trauma informed skills to survivors in the community.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Christine Cesa, MAICS, is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters in Intercultural Studies with Children at Risk and Ashland University with Bachelors of Science in Education. Christine currently serves as the Private Sector Engagement Associate with ECPAT-USA and formerly served as the survivor advocate with CAST LA and Dignity Health responding to victims of violence and survivors of human trafficking; providing emergency services to survivors in the Healthcare system. Christine is certified in the Ending the Game curriculum. Christine is a survivor of (CSEC) the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, specifically familial trafficking. Christine has partnered with Polaris and the State Department to write a fact sheet for the TIP report in 2021 on Familial Trafficking. Christine has also trained healthcare systems and spoken at conferences such as National Conference on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Crimes Against Women, and other similar presentations. Christine is an advocate and trainer regarding Human Trafficking and exploitation since 2015.



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February 4th, 2022 from 12:00 PM to  2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
NASW-NYS Student Member $0.00