The HEAL Trafficking Direct Services Initiative works to improve the clinical care for trafficked persons by providing opportunities for service providers to connect, access support, share information and promising practices, identify best practices, and expand the referral network. The Direct Services Initiative leaders are Dr. Katherine Hargitt, PsyD and Dr. Rachel Robitz, MD.
Mental Health Council
Health care providers improving care for trafficking survivors by advancing our understanding of the intersection of mental health and health care for this population.
HEAL Human Trafficking Clinic Leadership Committee
Who We Are: Leadership of human trafficking-focused health care clinics. Mission: Among clinics with dedicated care for those with an experience of trafficking, strengthen and advance equitable access to survivor centered trauma-informed medical care. This includes promoting equitable access, coordination
From the HEAL Direct Services Initiative
Here you'll find resources specifically designed for patients in health care settings.
Racism & the Anti-Trafficking Movement
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR: In 2021, a coalition of survivor leaders and the Human Trafficking Legal Center conducted a survey on racism in the anti-trafficking movement. The survey, distributed in multiple languages, sought to learn more about the impact of systemic
HEAL Direct Services Webinar: The 21st Century Cures Act - Open Notes and Privacy for Human Trafficking Survivors
Panelists discuss the 21st Century Cures Act and its requirement that patients have immediate access to their medical record. The webinar discusses some of the potential safety challenges that this might present to trafficked individuals as well as possible IT
HEAL Open Forum: Pandemic Uprising: Survivors, COVID-19, and Racial Injustice
We are excited for you to watch our third open forum on human trafficking and COVID19, called “Pandemic Uprising.” In partnership with the National Survivor Network (NSN), this forum included a panel focused on survivor experiences at the intersections of
HEAL Direct Services- Addressing the Needs of Labor Trafficking Survivors
This HEAL Trafficking panel discussion brings together labor trafficking survivors and human trafficking service providers to discuss promising practices in addressing the needs of labor trafficking survivors, from a public health perspective. Guest Panelists included: Angela Guanzon is Medical Biller
The Health Professional’s Role in Identifying and Responding to Youth and Young Adults Who are Sex Trafficked (AHA Webinar)
This webinar will help health professionals understand some of the unique needs in caring for youth and young adults who have been or are being sex trafficked. A case based scenario will be used to demonstrate some of the issues often
HEAL/AHA Webinar: Promoting Prevention, Improving Health, and Maximizing Safety Outcomes for Patients Affected by Human Trafficking and Intimate Partner Violence
There is growing recognition that human trafficking is a health and public health issue, with severe health consequences affecting some of the most vulnerable members of society. As the premier primary health care delivery system for underserved patients and communities
HEAL Direct Services - Beyond Helping: Aftercare for Empowerment
A virtual round table hosted by Chab Dai’s Global Learning Community. No one is an expert in a survivor’s healing. And while we try and help, we can never truly understand the personal journey of each person’s trauma. Any credit
AHA Webinar: Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis
Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis The American Hospital Association’s Hospital Against Violence initiative, in collaboration with HEAL Trafficking and Jones Day, hosts this webinar to aid health care providers in understanding and addressing the role of opioid use for individuals at risk of, currently experiencing,
HEAL Direct Services - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking: Intersectionality and Building Bridges
Where are the intersections of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking? Who is already building brides between the three? Moving forward, how can we continue to build bridges? Moderator: Darci Flynn (https://www.heartlandalliance.org/ins…) Guest Panelists: Sulan Chang (https://mosaicservices.org/who-we-are/staff/) Elyssa Schroeder
HEAL Direct Services - Healthcare Clinics Specialized in Caring for Human Trafficking Survivors
Chair(s): Dr. Katherine Hargitt, PsyD, Co-Chair Direct Services Moderator: Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, FACPM, HEAL Trafficking’s Co-founder Guest Panelists: –Annie Lewis O’Connor, NP, PhD @ The C.A.R.E Clinic (Coordinated Approach to Resilience and Empowerment) –Ron Chambers, Jr., MD, FAAFP @
HEAL Direct Services Webinar: Intersection of Mental Health, Healthcare, and the Benefits of Survivor Involvement
Topic: “The Intersection of Mental Health and Healthcare, & the Benefits of Survivor Involvement in Direct Services and Advisory/Leadership/ Training.” WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT. Chairs: Dr. Katherine Hargitt, PsyD and Dr. Rachel Robitz, MD Assistant: Lucy Mahaffey Guest Panelists: Nola Brantley, Founder
HEAL Mental Health Council Webinar: The Psychiatric Care of Trafficking Survivors
Chairs:Katherine Hargitt, PsyD & Elise Hopper, PhD (Heal Trafficking Mental Health Council) Assistant: Lucy Mahaffey Guest Panelists: Mollie Gordon, M.D., (https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/molli…) Rachel Robitz, M.D. (https://healtrafficking.org/direct-se…) Ronald Chambers, M.D., FAAP. (https://www.dignityhealth.org/ourdoct…) Questions guiding the panel discussion: Can you discuss the role of
HEAL Mental Health Council Webinar: Tailoring Interventions to Unique Needs of Male Survivors of Trafficking
MODERATOR: Elise Hopper, Ph.D. (Co-Chair, HEAL Mental Health Council) CO-CHAIRS: Katherine Hargitt, PsyD and Dr. Rachel Robitz, MD (HEAL Direct Services) ASSISTANT: Lucy Mahaffey (HEAL Technical Assistant) PANELISTS: Rafael Baustista and Russell G. Wilson — Rafael Bautista is an Expert
Video: HEAL Congressional Briefing Panel Discussion “The Realities of Human Trafficking: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors”
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson sponsored a Congressional Panel discussion on human trafficking and mental health July 12, 2018. The panel was moderated by Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking.
HEAL Direct Services - Bridging Medical and Mental Health Services
Webinar hosted by HEAL Trafficking Direct Services Committee. Chairs: Dr. Katherine Hargitt, PsyD and Dr. Rachel Robitz, MD Assistant: Lucy Mahaffey Panelist: Dr. Anita Ravi, M.D., MPH, MSHP, spoke on the topic of ‘Bridging Medical and Mental Health Services.’ Dr.
HEAL Direct Services Committee Virtual Salon with Melinda Lopez, MD
Webinar hosted by HEAL Trafficking Direct Services Committee. Chair(s): Dr. Katherine Hargitt, PsyD, and Dr. Rachel Robitz, MD Assistant: Lucy Mahaffey Panelist: Dr. Melinda Lopez, MD, OBGYN at People’s Community Clinic, a FQHC in Austin, Texas, presented her work and