Recognizing Trafficking is Our Ethical Imperative

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"Covered numerous info and resources, including things I was really not aware of."

"The training felt like a strong 101 Level Session, with a few additional contexts/insight that were super helpful."

"Excellent presentation and a great deal of knowledge."

Your Training Description

Human trafficking happens everywhere, and any youth can fall victim. Youth workers have an ethical and moral obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of young people. Expand your understanding of the different forms trafficking takes, the ways that youth are targeted and recruited, lured, groomed or coerced into trafficking. Raise your awareness about trafficking so you can identify red flags and warning signs, and equip yourself with strategies to support survivors.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of what trafficking is and the warning signs
  • Recognize the symptoms and behaviors young people exhibit as a result of trafficking
  • Learn strategies for supporting survivors of trafficking

Your Trainer


Sherrita Allen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in social services. She earned her Master’s in Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Her experience includes direct care in residential facilities, foster care case management, victim advocacy, and individual, group, and family therapy. She is certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). She has trained and educated other professionals at Washington University, Webster University, and other social service agencies. Sherrita has also provided consultation and training with Missouri Children’s Division in sex trafficking victim response training, and in Missouri and Illinois in needs assessment and strategic planning related to sex trafficking and behavior management.

As a counselor, her emphasis is on treating traumatized children, adolescents, and families who have been exposed to various types of trauma and sexual maladaptive behaviors. She had been exclusively counseling survivors of sex trafficking since 2014 and is currently working with victims of crime through the Crime Advocacy Center.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: ETHICS.

Reinforce your responsibility to adhere to guidelines for professional behavior, role model self-management, and set and maintain healthy boundaries.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.