May 21, 2021
Telemedicine has exploded in availability since the onset of COVID-19 and, like many innovations from 2020, this one is likely to stay with us. Knowing this, how can today’s world of telemedicine be safe and effective for surivors of human trafficking? What are the issues that healthcare providers need to know when assisting child and adult survivors in person, as well as during telehealth visits? Can providers make sure that confidentiality and safety are maintained, and how can providers build trust and ensure that the healthcare needs of their patients are addressed? What are the providers’ responsibilities regarding children and mandatory reporting? Is insurance available for human trafficking survivors in the ACA/health insurance marketplace? How can service providers, child welfare organizations, and community members support survivors’ physical and mental health needs during the pandemic and afterward? Using both lecture and role play scenarios, these questions and more will be answered during this program.