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 March 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This March 25, 2014 Philly.com Healthy Kids article reminds us that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month a time that should remind us to keep an eye on those less vulnerable and help those who are in harm’s way whether it be from physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse, these can all have life-long effects on those who are abused.
English: Rib fractures in an infant secondary to child abuse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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