Telehealth and Human Trafficking
Join us for this live webinar event
March 21, 2023 -- 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Daylight
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians
Human trafficking is an egregious human rights violation that impacts vulnerable persons worldwide. The International Labor Organization estimates there is over 50 million persons worldwide who are victims of trafficking. The COVID 19 pandemic increased access to exploiting vulnerable populations and led to a rise in human trafficking. Addressing human trafficking has focused on prosecution and legislative models at the exclusion of public health interventions. The BCM Anti Human Trafficking program was developed to build a public health response to trafficking where an estimated 313,000 persons are trafficked in the state of Texas alone.
The demand for a rapid shift to a telehealth platform during covid 19 offered an improved opportunity to train healthcare providers in human trafficking after the passage of the Texas SB 2059 in 2019, which requires healthcare providers to obtain an hour of training in human trafficking. The training improved identification and referrals to a trauma informed human trafficking survivors program where patients could be seen individually and in groups via telehealth. We have been able to conduct research meetings and team writing meetings via telehealth as well as advocate locally and internationally via telehealth platforms.
Registration for "Telehealth and Human Trafficking" can be made by one of two methods:
- Enroll in the single live event
- Enroll in the three-day Summit 2023 and receive access to this webinar and seven others and earn up to 16 CE credits
Upon completion of this training, behavioral health clinicians will be able to:
Define Human trafficking and understand the clinical red flags of trafficking healthcare settings.
Review the goal of the anti human trafficking program and understand how these goals shifted to a telehealth platform during the covid pandemic.
Teach healthcare providers how to offer services to trafficked persons via telehealth models of care.
1.5 CE Credits for the Live Webinar on March 21, 2023.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2026
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, #1609, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024
Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024
Other Professionals: This live webinar qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This webinar can be accessed with either Summit 2023 enrollment, or by registering for the single event. Register for the webinar by midnight before the event. So that we can provide you these CEs, you are required to:
- login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
- participate fully during the event
- complete a course evaluation at the conclusion of the event
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
Enroll in a course by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.
Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).
Attend: Between 15-30 minutes before the listed start time of the event, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title/date of the webinar. The link to join the meeting/webinar will be listed in the course content. Click the link and opt to "join the meeting."
Attendance is automatically recorded when you use the link to join.
Any recording made is not provided with webinar registration.
Dr. Mollie Gordon is an Associate Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed medical school and residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis. She is clinical faculty, the Associate Director of the inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Ben Taub Hospital and supervises residents, medical students and a team of interdisciplinary providers. She cares for adults with acute exacerbations of chronic mental illness, many of whom are vulnerable and marginalized.
Her research background is in pharmacokinetics of dopamine dependent disease pathways, and the trauma of individuals who suffer from these conditions. She has worked with survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to reintegrate them back into the workplace. In 2016 she participated in the development of the first fellowship in the mental health impacts of human trafficking at an academic medical center where she is Medical Director of this program. She is a co-chair of the American Medical Women’s Association – Physicians against the Trafficking of Humans where she leads train the trainer workshops nationally. She is on the HEAL trafficking speakers bureau, has testified for the national advisory council for the office of trafficking in persons, and lectures at national meetings on human trafficking.
Recently she founded BCM division of global mental health to treat survivors of torture, trafficking and mass violence atrocities. She has published numerous papers in the field, edited a book in the space, and won numerous awards for her work.
You can find Dr. Gordon here.