Human Trafficking: Black Girls Vulnerability to Sexual Exploitation




Human Trafficking: Black Girls Vulnerability to Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

5:30p to 7:00p ET


Presenter: Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW


NASW Other Chapter Member: $30

Non-Members: $37.5

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.5 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
Black women are overrepresented in human trafficking and sexual exploitation: about 40% of sex trafficking victims were identified as Black women. Racism, sexism, and a history of dehumanization and sexualization of Black women are some of the root causes of their overrepresentation in trafficking. This impacts social workers and their clients every day. This workshop will explore the experiences of trafficking and sexual exploitation for Black girls and explore the racial roots that contribute to the dehumanization and sexualization of Black girls. Participants will recognize how systematic oppression increases vulnerability to the push/pull factors of human trafficking and evaluate the use of trauma and survivor informed approaches in order to avoid re-traumatization and build resilience.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Define Human Trafficking and its various forms

  •  Describe the role of racism and systemic oppression on vulnerability, victimization and justice

  • Explain the supply and demand of human trafficking and the sexual objectification of Black girls

  • Explain the re-traumatization of “rescuing”

  • Describe the need for survivor centered, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed approaches to empowerment and resilience

This workshop is approved for 1.5 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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Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW, has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years. She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. Mrs. Bennett earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College and went on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization. She has experience in directing child & youth service programs for the Department of the Navy with a history of providing program oversight and accountability in accordance with the Department of Defense, COA, & BGCA Requirements. Additionally, she has consulted with schools on policy development and has managed residential treatment facilities and foster care programs. Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Competency and serving LGBT youth.  



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May 3rd, 2023 from  5:30 PM to  7:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $30.00
Non-Member $37.50
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00