Established in 1995, the National Association of Forensic CounselorsTM is the first certification board to develop standards and establish the specialty profession of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.
"How to Help Motivate Survivors of Human Trafficking to Move Past Their Past"
HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR AND VICTIMS ADVOCATE, THERESA FLORES
Human Trafficking Survivor, Best Selling Author, Victim’s Advocate, Founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution), Consultant, Theresa Flores.
Ms. Flores has been a licensed Social Worker for over twenty years. She received a Master’s in Counseling Education from University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Ball State University. Ms. Flores was appointed to the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission in 2009 and has testified before the Ohio House and Senate in supports of Human Trafficking Legislation. READ MORE ABOUT MS. FLORES!
Lennie Alcorn has worked for 22+ years as a Parole Agent in the State of Michigan working with high risk offenders. She possesses an LLPC, MAC, CSOTS and MPC. Combining her Domestic Violence, trauma and Human Trafficking training she has counseled many survivors and has been a public speaker nationally, internationally and locally regarding human trafficking and treatment for survivors.
She has been essential in forming the first local Human Trafficking Response Team in Monroe County, Michigan. She has developed law enforcement as well as trainings and conferences in Human Trafficking.
READ MORE ABOUT AGENT LENNIE ALCORN!
NAFC has developed a new certification for professionals who victim services to human trafficking victims. NAFC thanks the following professionals and organizations for their continued contributions to the development of this certification and its examination:
8-session ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) virtual event.
"Building Bridges: Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Virtual Event for Families and Former Members"
Exit counselors Joseph Kelly and Patrick Ryan and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Rachel Bernstein will lead an 8-session ICSA virtual event. The event will take place at 7:00 pm eastern time, beginning on April 24, 2019 and will continue weekly until June 12, 2019.
Topics discussed will include: Assessing a family’s unique situation; understanding why people join and leave groups; considering the nature of psychological manipulation and abuse, etc.
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on Cults and Support for Former Cult Members
The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.
NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.
The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist
The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.
Karla M. Taylor
CEO - President
Lisa R. Randol
Executive Financial Officer, Member Relations
Director of Member Relations
S. Earlene Simpson
The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.