On-Demand CE Training

ODL 257: Resilience and Surviving Trafficking: A Fight for Justice and Holistic Healing

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Revised on 06/14/2024

Target Audience:

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


Human trafficking is a crime of exploitation that harms the well-being of individuals and communities everywhere. There are an estimated 24.9 million victims worldwide at any given time. Sex trafficking is a worldwide epidemic, a tragedy that affects women, men, and children. This course dives into two survivor stories of human trafficking, holistic healing, and resources for professionals. Prosecution and advocacy strategies from a survivor’s perspective are addressed. Multidisciplinary team approaches are highlighted. Dorsey Jones and Phylicia King, survivors, share their story, and the uphill battle they continue to face. Gretchen McCall, BA in Public Health and Supervisor of Braking Traffik, covers the nuts and bolts of human trafficking, holistic healing, resources and much more. This course shines a light on the survivors and unique ways of healing from such a horrific crime as human trafficking.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe at least two ways to engage in holistic healing
  • 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


Dorsey Jones, Speaker, Survivor, Author, and Advocate

Dorsey Laquan Jones is a prolific speaker, author, and youth advocate who carries a message of perseverance, hope, and will power. Dorsey’s story is a testament of overcoming a lot in life and choosing to thrive despite the odds. 

Dorsey’s impactful work to bring awareness to sex trafficking and be a voice for the voiceless has taken her from the lowest lows to the highest highs. Having spoken to over 300 audiences that range from everyday people to mayors, police chiefs, corporations, civic organizations, and government officials. This work is her life’s calling. 

Gretchen McCall, BA, Public Health, Supervisor of Braking Traffik

Gretchen is a social activist and leader in the anti-human trafficking field. She has over four years of experience mentoring survivors of human trafficking and providing education to the community regarding human trafficking. She has provided education to medical students, high school youth, foster care youth, domestic violence shelters and several social service agencies. Her goal is to equip professionals and community members to identify and fight human trafficking. She is a mother, supervisor, bodybuilding champion, personal trainer and is also a survivor of human trafficking and child sexual assault. She has overcome her past traumas and believes that survivors are so much more than their traumas, and the most traumatic experience someone has had doesn’t define who they are and isn’t their identity. Her personal and professional experiences give her the ability to connect and empathize with the survivors she mentors and provide quality education to the community. Her favorite quote when addressing the issue of human trafficking is, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”- Dr. Wayne Dyer. 

 Phylicia King, Survivor and Educator

Phylicia King is a former social worker turned human trafficking survivor. Phylicia is also a loving daughter, sister, and aunt who loves her family deeply. Phylicia has experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse. She has always been one to route for the underdogs in life. Phylicia continues to cheer for the underdogs in life. As a survivor of trafficking who was unjustly persecuted, Phylicia’s goal is to share her story to educate the community members, so the same thing doesn’t happen to other victims. Phylicia continues to heal and grow from her past trauma and sharing her experience is one way. Phylicia continues to receive services from an anti-trafficking agency and is working on clearing her criminal record. Phylicia takes each day one at a time and refuses to give up hope.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 3 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 3 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 3 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 3 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 3 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 3 Contact Hours

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.