Richmont Professor Trains Clinicians to Work Effectively with Sex Trafficking Survivors

Dr. Vanessa Snyder’s work with sex trafficking survivors has roots in her private practice. Two of her former clients received residential aftercare following their rescue from sex trafficking; however, they were not offered the type of treatment they most needed. Snyder then realized the care options typically available to sex trafficking survivors simply was not meeting the population’s unique needs.

The Need for Trauma Training

We cannot afford to overlook or minimize the effects of trauma in our nation any longer. The National Trauma Institute (NTI) reports that 60% of American adults have experienced abuse or traumatic family circumstances (e.g., neighborhood violence) in their lifetime (2014). While that number is staggering enough, more than a quarter of American children will […]