Understanding The Needs of Asian-Born Victims of Human Trafficking

Kathy Chen | September 23 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Room 3018

When working with Asian-Born victims of Human Trafficking, no matter whether it is labor or sex trafficking, the concept of “one size fits all” does not apply to them.  The trauma-informed care model requires integrating cultural, historical and gender issues.  The case planning would require an understanding of their needs, gaining their trust, and empowering them with their own voices and choices.


The presenter will share the toolkit built by her agency and discuss what they have learned, the challenges they face and will continue to face, and what they would like to accomplish by applying this model.  Ms. Chen will also demonstrate why “one size does not fit all” to illustrate the importance of having a culturally appropriated case management plan when working with Asian-Born victims.  


Human Trafficking is a heinous crime, and it exists everywhere in this country as well as in the world; there are no certain patterns, types, or groups.  Often there is a cross section between labor and sex trafficking, so it makes it even more difficult to build a particular model.  However, this does not stop us working to save the women, the victims and their families. Ms. Chen will talk about the importance of partnerships and demonstrate how it worked for her agency and the lessons they learned for all agencies involved.
EHTP encourages learners and educators to work cooperatively on human trafficking issues and enables youth to understand the complex realities and processes of today’s modern day slavery to develop values, attitudes, knowledge and skills, which will allow them to face the challenges of an interconnected world of crime, corruption, and chaos.

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