An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Vulnerabilities, Identification, and Intervention

Sponsor: NASW NH & NH Coalition to End Homelessness

On March 14, 2022, the NH Coalition to End Homelessness will host an online training on An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Vulnerabilities, Identification, and Intervention. This training will include important information about human trafficking among vulnerable populations, victim identification, and interventions for working with these survivors.

The workshop will also include information on substance use as a vulnerability for initial exploitation, a method of control used by traffickers, and a tool that victims may use to cope with their trauma. Participants will learn indicators and next steps for combating human trafficking in their professional roles and communities.


Jennifer O’Brien is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and is affiliated with the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Her areas of research include childhood sexual abuse, the commercialized sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), and Internet victimization. Dr. O’Brien received her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work in 2010. A licensed clinician, Dr. O’Brien’s research interests stem from her practice experiences both domestically and abroad with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Currently, Dr. O’Brien is working on several projects including the role of technology in the lives of youth who trade sex, law enforcement’s response to victims (and survivors) of CSEC, and CSEC survivor’s treatment needs and preferences. Her work is published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at conferences worldwide.

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Event Details

March 14, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm