Posted on October 25, 2016 by Webtypo
This training was presented by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in September 2016 and is available free of charge. It offers information for Mental Health Professionals on how to respond if they meet someone who is a victim of human trafficking.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center operates a national hotline that anyone in The United States can call if they know or even suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
is a toll-free call anywhere in the United States
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Posted on April 30, 2016 by Webtypo
This April 22, 2016 HealthDayNews article found on the Philly.com website talks about a proposal by the FDA to ban the use of shock devices used for treating self-harm. Most people these devices are used on have an Intellectual Disability and the FDA thinks about 30 to 40 people in a single facility who are being “treated” with these devices. Some of the side effects of these devices include skin irritation or burns, and shocking if the device malfunctions but no self-harm is occurring.
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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Webtypo
English: Human Rights Watch logo Русский: Логотип Хьюман Райтс Вотч (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This May 12, 2015 article on the Human Rights Watch website talks about the abuse of power often used in handling mentally ill inmate that leads to injuries and even death because of what amounts to minor infractions of the rules or orders given to them. One example in the article is about a woman who was not given her medication while she was incarcerated and at one point refused to change her jumpsuit and ended up being tasered multiple times within a matter of a few short minutes.
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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Webtypo
United Nations Human Rights
This review was made public on May 11, 2015 by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. At first glance, it looks very dull, but pay close attention to the questions being asked by other countries (“Questions submitted in advance” and the addendum) as it pertains to Human Rights violations in the United States.
My question is this ….
When do we the people stand up and say enough is enough with regards to things like the brutal mistreatment of the mentally ill in jails and prisons, or racial issues or whatever other example of a human rights issue you may have in mind? How many lives need to be lost?
United Nations Human Rights Council logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on January 31, 2015 by Webtypo
This January 30, 2015 Bradford Era article talks about the national recognition received by Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems for their work in improving their staff training and approach to helping their clients who have been affected by trauma.
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