African Orphanages and Human Trafficking: Some Parallel Lessons to Supporting People with Disabilities in America.
This session will detail the presenter’s learning in Ghana from women victims of human trafficking and in Uganda with orphanage reform. The lessons are surprisingly similar to what he learned from supporting people with disabilities. They include the importance of self-determination, self-sufficiency, human dignity, self-respect, and the power of resilience in the face of trauma and hardship.
1. Self-determination is critical to mental and physical health
2. Attitude can help people survive horrific circumstances
3. Focusing on the future is essential for progress
4. Dependency is disempowering
1.5 NASW CEU’s at LSW, LMSW & LCSW level