On-Demand CE Training

ODL 251: A Survivor’s Perspective: Multidisciplinary Approach to Fighting Human Trafficking

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Created on 03/07/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


In this thought-provoking event, participants will learn insider investigative tips from a sex trafficking survivor who is now a forensic nurse. We will learn the language and secrets of a life in trafficking, how to best work with trafficked victims, and better understand healthcare implications. Rachel D. Fischer, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, will discuss key indicators to identify victims of human trafficking and next steps professionals can take in the healthcare setting, including how to best build a rapport. Prosecution and advocacy strategies from a survivor’s perspective will also be addressed. Lastly, multidisciplinary team approaches will be highlighted for participants. Participants will leave feeling more confident to identify and work with survivors of this horrific form of modern day slavery.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Name at least two signs that a person may be a victim of human trafficking and how to intervene
  • Identify at least three resources for rescuing victims and helping support survivors of human trafficking
  • Interpret street language and tactics used in “The Life” to pick up cues on assessment to properly treat patients


Rachel D. Fischer, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nurse Examiner – Legal Nurse Consultant – Educator

A native from Detroit, MI, Rachel is a survivor, leader, and a pioneer in the fight against human trafficking. She has a B.S. in Nursing and specializes in human trafficking research and rescue and finding missing children. Rachel is an ER RN and specializes in adult and pediatric forensic nursing. Rachel began her speaking career in 2013 when she published her autobiography, Taking Back the Pen, and shares her story with various audiences. Rachel collaborates with several anti-trafficking agencies, both statewide and international to combat sex trafficking. Rachel has been to several countries doing research and undercover mission work to collect intelligence from pimps and trafficked victims and has undertaken several rescue operations in retrieval of missing children, many of which have been locally in the United States. As a lived experience expert, Rachel consults with governmental and non-governmental agencies to formulate the best plan of action to fight sex trafficking on both the demand and the supply side. She trains parents and students on social media trends and how to keep kids safe in the digital age.  Her knowledge will awaken and broaden your current knowledge base to highlight the difference you can make in the phenomena of trafficking in your community. She will discuss how you can be a part of helping to meet the needs of these victims and other victims of violence that are not being cared for properly in order to bring justice to families and hold predators and offenders accountable.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 1 CE Credit
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 1 Contact Hour
Case Managers
CCMC – 1 Contact Hour
California Board of Registered Nursing – 1 Contact Hour
NBCC ACEP – 1 Contact Hour
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 1 Contact Hour

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.