In honor of January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month here is an Expert Q&A Recording from OVC TTAC on “Addressing Substance Abuse When Responding to Survivors of Human Trafficking.”
Substance use can be a coping mechanism for a trauma response to being trafficked; however, it can also be the mechanism that ensures control by traffickers on human trafficking (HT) victims/survivors. This session will address procedures, for example: How does addiction play a role for survivors of HT experiencing trauma? What should service providers know about substance abuse when responding to survivors of HT or investigating HT? How to balance the substance abuse with the victimization and the trauma that occur?”
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