Human trafficking: a call for counselor awareness and action


Author(s) Stotts Jr., Edward L. and Luellen Ramey
Title Human trafficking: A call for counselor awareness and action
Source Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development,2009, Vol. 48, Iss. 1, pp. 36-47
Date 2009
Document type Journal article
Coverage USA
Summary The article discusses human trafficking as a form of modern day slavery and the need for an increase in awareness amongst counsellors to be able to identify suspected victims and address the damaging effects it has caused. The article further defines sex trafficking and labour trafficking within the United States and explores the physical and psychological effects it has on victims, as well as providing a detail analysis on the extent of human trafficking in regards to force, fraud and coercion. The authors go on to provide suggestions on advocacy, treatment recommendations as well as directions for future research in terms of human trafficking and the increase of need for counsellors to be play a more proactive role in their identification
Keywords Human trafficking; counsellors; coercion; slavery
Topic Human trafficking