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.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
Instruction consists of 1.5 hours of video instruction and a post-test.
Participants have 6 months from the time of registration to complete learning content and claim certificate of completion indicating CEs.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
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.
Mollie Gordon, MD
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.
Credit Hours: This course consists of 1.5 non-contact hours.
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This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation. The courses may include required reading.
This course was recorded 3/21/23