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What is trauma?

Trauma in terms of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM 5), is defined as exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. The exposure can be direct, witnessing in person an event that occurred to another, learning that a violent or accidental death or otherwise traumatic event(s) has occurred to a close family member or friend, or lastly experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of a traumatic event(s).

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Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, includes both forced labor and sex trafficking. By some estimates, as many as 24.9 million people — adults and children — are trapped in a form of human trafficking around the world, including in the United States. During the COVID-19 pandemic, traffickers are continuing to harm people, finding ways to innovate and even capitalize on the chaos.

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Jessica Ross, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CST

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