The role of substance use disorder in human trafficking is powerful and pervasive. Individuals with substance use issues are especially vulnerable to trauma and victimization by human traffickers. This training will explore these factors, discuss warning signs, types, and venues of human trafficking; and provide intervention, assessment, and treatment strategies.
Katie Papke is a Human Trafficking Survivor Leader. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Clinically Certified Human Trafficking Victims Services Provider. Katie has her own private practice and has a passion for working with victims and survivors of human trafficking, trauma, and substance abuse. Katie is an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University teaching classes on human trafficking.