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Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S)

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 17h 55m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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9.5 / 10

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9.9 / 10
Video Score: 10.0 / 10
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Table of contents


Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Thurston-Simmons and Brian Simmons
Dr. Stephanie Thurston-Simmons has been in private practice since 2000. Dr. Thurston- Simmons holds three licenses: She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and a Licensed Deregistration Specialist.
Brian Simmons has been a Licensed Peace Officer in Texas for 15 years beginning his career with the Dallas Police Department in 2000. He holds a Master Peace Officer’s License, is a Certified Field Training Officer, and a Certified Hostage Negotiator.
In addition to working domestically, Dr. Thurston-Simmons and Mr. Simmons are involved in the fight against global sex trafficking. Traveling the Mideast assisting refugees and the rescue networks designing, implementing, and overseeing a trauma treatment program for men, women, and children that have been trafficked, tortured, or recruited as soldiers.
Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation: Understanding and Treating the Multidimensional Needs of Victims is a 18 hour certification training course designed to provide the participant with a working knowledge of the global sex trafficking trade. Clinicians will learn about the different forms of exploitation utilized to bring victims into the trade as well as how the international community is responding to fight the proliferation of this devastating abuse. Practitioners will develop a working knowledge of the traumatic elements unique to the women and children who have been exploited for profit. Through discussion, case studies, and experiential exercises, participants will gain knowledge regarding current research, theories, empirically supported treatment models and techniques, assessments, and treatment structures that minimize resistance & maximizes effectiveness. Clinicians will also learn about unique challenges related to this population and develop strategies to reduce treatment failure. 

Learning Goals/Objectives:
•Participants will learn about the sex trafficking trade
•Define trafficking and related terminology
•Describe the breadth and scope of the problem
•List the types of trafficking
•Differentiate the facts and statistics from myths about the industry
•Distinguish state statutes from federal statutes
•Discuss current efforts to rescue victims and disrupt trafficking operations

•Participants will learn about the people who engage in trafficking
•List the different types of traffickers
•Discuss the characteristics of traffickers
•Differentiate the various tactics used to obtain and contain victims
•Explain the impact of the Internet and social media on the industry
•Identify ways that pornography influences the trafficking trade
•List the signs of trafficking and tips for safety

•Participants will gain an understanding of the trafficking customers
•Discuss the characteristics of the customer
•Explain the influences of pornography
•Describe how customers seek and obtain victims
•Distinguish between criminality and sexual addiction

•Participants will learn about the victims of trafficking
•List the types of victims
•Discuss the characteristics of victims
•Identify victim vulnerabilities
•Describe trauma experiences
•Summarize the effects of trafficking on victims
•Describe the types of trauma
•Recognize the different trauma reactions
•Detail relevant family dynamics
•Differentiate cultural reactions among groups
•Explain treatment and resource limitations

•Participants will acquire knowledge of trauma and how to effectively treat it
•Define trauma
•Explain the neurophysiology of trauma
•Determine the treatment limitations and barriers
•Discuss Trauma Informed Care
•Identify the different treatment models and programs
•Describe the treatment process
•Differentiate between the needs of child vs. adult victims
•Illustrate the difference between sex offender treatment and John programs
•Explain factors related to attachment and bonding in victims
•Distinguish between treatment resistance and treatment noncompliance
•Build resiliency
•Dissect elements of comorbidity

•Participants will explore special issues related to working with trafficking victims
•Identify ways to create safety
•Cite tips for working with the population
•Discuss factors relevant to court testimony
•Differentiate between trafficking clients and general population clientele
•Analyze a therapist’s own personal biases and preconceptions toward traffic victims
•Assess treatment challenges
•Define compassion fatigue and related terminology
•Identify resources used to expand a clinician’s understanding of trafficking and trauma

This course meets the educational requirement for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Sex Trafficking (CCTSS) when applying to the Trauma Institute International (TII). For eligibility, please visit the TII website for details.

This course is not available for NBCC credit.

You will learn

✓ The focus is to increase understanding of individuals through the trauma/adversity history lens. Motivation and meaning of behaviors will be explored and defined as an attempt to decrease feelings of distress. Trauma-informed care is an established practice that can dramatically improve the outcomes for individuals, children, and families.


• This is a discussion of the elements of trauma informed care and supporting materials on the nature of how trauma/adversity can impact life and health throughout the lifespan.

This course is for

• Mental health, teachers, probation, courts, child-protective agencies, foster parents, clergy

How much does the Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S) course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $17.99. And currently there is a 86% discount on the original price of the course, which was $129.99. So you save $112 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $28.3 of 18 Sexual Health courses on Udemy.

Does the Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S) course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S) has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S) course, but there is a $112 discount from the original price ($129.99). So the current price is just $17.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Robert Rhoton a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Robert Rhoton has created 22 courses that got 7,453 reviews which are generally positive. Robert Rhoton has taught 29,965 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 7,453 reviews. Depending on the information available, Robert Rhoton is a TRUSTED instructor.
CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute, LLC
Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute and President at the Trauma Institute International possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, day treatment programs for youth and children, adult offender programs and child and family therapeutic services. Additionally, Dr. Rhoton has advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy, and family trauma. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012. Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and non-egoic models of treatment. Dr. Rhoton is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous Arizona agencies fine tuning their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family. Dr. Rhoton has served on the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Informed Care (TIC) task force, currently is on a SAMHSA Technical Assistance committee working with trauma and education. Dr. Rhoton also works with Arizona State Epidemiologists around the identifying of concrete markers and the predictive nature of public health impact of early developmental trauma on Arizona children.Dr. Rhoton’s most recent publication can be found in the July 2017 Journal of Counseling and Development titled; Trauma Competency: An Active Ingredients Approach to Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.


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