Human Trafficking: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know-A Special Focus on Mental Health

November 19, 2020, Noon – 2:00 pm ET

Free online training

Every healthcare professional, including the mental health practitioner, holds a unique and trusted position in our world, making it imperative that they are fully informed about human trafficking. This session will meet the requirements of Florida law regarding human trafficking education and help attendees to identify both sex and labor trafficking within their practice setting, understand how to best respond, and learn about resources to support trafficked persons and those who are at risk of being trafficked. Please register early. Space is limited!

This course satisfies the 2 hours of Human Trafficking training mandatory for APRNs, RNs, LPNs each renewal/biennium. CNAs will receive 2 hours of general credit.

Applications for other healthcare provider CEUs are pending.

Contact Robin Hassler Thompson, robin@surviveandthriveadvocacy.org or 850-597-2080 with any questions.

Our Panelists

Jay Reeve, PhD, President and CEO, Apalachee Center

Jay Reeve, PhD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Apalachee Center, in Tallahassee, Florida. Apalachee Center is a not-for-profit behavioral health center operating eight outpatient clinics, three acute behavioral healthcare inpatient units, two primary care clinics, and six residential programs across the eight counties of Florida’s Big Bend region, and manages the Behavioral Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Apalachee Center employs over 500 staff, sees about 7500 clients annually, and has an annual budget of about 32 million dollars. Dr. Reeve also chairs the Mental Health Council of the Big Bend. Dr. Reeve received undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from Tufts, Harvard, and Adelphi Universities. He has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in Delaware, Florida, New York, and Rhode Island. Dr. Reeve has held a variety of academic appointments, including teaching faculty positions at Brown University Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; the University of Albany; Albany Medical College; Widener University; Immaculata College; the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; the University of Hartford, and currently holds a courtesy appointment at the at Florida State University Medical College.

In 2014, Dr. Reeve was made a Fellow of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health, “in recognition of his unique and significant contributions to the Council”. In 2010, Dr. Reeve was awarded the Visionary Leadership Award by the National Council for Community Behavioral Health. He was the first Florida mental health provider to win the Big Bend Mental Health Coalition’s Walk The Walk award, in 2008. In 2005, he received the Brown Medical School’s Outstanding Teaching Award in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA, Exec. Dir, STAC

Robin is an attorney and consultant whose work focuses on human trafficking and violence against women. She provides consultation, education and outreach to key professionals in the justice system, social services, and health care as well as to other community leaders and policy makers locally, nationally, and internationally.

Graciela Marquina, MSW, Victim Assistance Director, STAC

Graciela has been assisting victims of human trafficking since 2011. She is a skilled researcher and interviewer, has expertise working in non-profit agencies, and provides training and education on human trafficking to communities around the state and the globe including both NGO’s and governmental agencies.

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Human Trafficking: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know-A Special Focus on Mental Health
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Every healthcare professional, including the mental health practitioner, holds a unique and trusted position in our world, making it imperative that they are fully informed about human trafficking. This session will meet the requirements of Florida law regarding human trafficking education and help attendees to identify both sex and labor trafficking within their practice setting, understand how to best respond, and learn about resources to support trafficked persons and those who are at risk of being trafficked. Please register early. Space is limited!
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