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The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided must meet all standards of and be recognized for continuing-education credit by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).

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Human Trafficking and Trauma Informed Care
September 9th, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 CE Hours
Sponsored By
Clark County District Court Corrections
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - Mill Plain
Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave.
600 N.E. 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
Human trafficking is defined as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit vulnerable individuals. This industry is estimated to generate $32 billion per year and is the second most profitable in trafficking-related crime (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2014). Human Trafficking is a chronic, systemic issue growing exponentially throughout the United States in one's very own backyard. For professionals who work in corrections, social service, or the healthcare field it is essential to understand warning signs of human trafficking and, most importantly, to properly advocate and support the survivors and those who are at risk. This training will teach professionals to be trauma-informed when working with survivors of trafficking, ultimately increasing safety and awareness in your occupational setting. After participating in this training you will gain an understanding of the following: definitions of trafficking, warning signs, common misconception, pathways, methods of recruitment, cycle of violence, trafficking hot-spots, complex trauma and other mental health concerns, and ways to take action to combat human trafficking.

Training will address the correlation between trauma, trafficking root causes, and co-occurring mental health and addition disorders. Learning how to participate in efforts to empower will be pivotal.

Behavioral Objectives
At the completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 factors that contribute to individual vulnerability for human trafficking victimization,
  • List 4 tangible signs that an individual is a victim of human trafficking,
  • Define 2 things that community members can do to combat sex trafficking, professionally and personally,
  • List 3 treatment considerations for individuals with past traumatic experience, and
  • Apply a trauma informed understanding to addressing high risk co-occurring treatment needs.


9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Announcements, Housekeeping and Introductions
9:10 - Basic Human Behavior
Human Trafficking ~ Overview, Extent, & Effects
Human Trafficking ~ Identification and Treatment
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15 PTSD/Complex Trauma ~ Review of Impact
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Co-Occurring Considerations
4:15 - 4:30 Q&A ~ CDTC Evaluations

Kelly Anderson, MA, has been working in the Behavioral Health field since 2000. She currently works for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office specifically in the Re-Entry Program. Kelly has worked in a variety of settings including crisis, inpatient, outpatient, private practice and corrections including 2 State Prisons and 2 County Jails. She is the co-founder and co-director of Criminogenic Solutions, LLC. Criminogenic Solutions provides evaluation, training and solution focused interventions for managing difficult populations in custody. Kelly has trained to various audiences on topics including De-escalation, Suicide Intervention, Excited Delirium, Behavior Plan Implementations, Risk Assessment and Psychopathy.

Kendra Harding, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. She is the Program Coordinator for the New Options for Women Program and Multnomah County Domestic Violence Program at Lifeworks NW. She is a trainer for Criminogenic Solutions, LLC. She presents on the issues of sex trafficking and the impact on survivors. In her role as program coordinator, she oversees the providing of clinical services to women who have been exploited through the commercial sex industry.

Course No: 09-16
Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

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  • You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
    • 9-16S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
    • 9-16M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
    • 9-16N Non-Member $75.00
  • Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
    • Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
      prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
    • Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
      given for the next training only.
    • If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.
    Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.
    Date: September 9th, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Place: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
    Mill Plain Campus
    Health Education Center
    600 NE 92nd Ave.,
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
    be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
    in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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