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Understanding Human Trafficking for Mental Health Professionals: Session One, The Foundation
March 8, 2023

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Understanding Human Trafficking for Mental Health Professionals 
Session 1: Understanding the Foundation of Human Trafficking

In this session, participants will explore what human trafficking is, identifying signs and the different forms of human trafficking.


Dr. Sophia Jones is a Training and Consultation Specialist with Rutgers-Behavioral Health- Behavioral Research and Training Institute for the Children’s System of Care Training & Technical Assistance Program and an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University. Dr. Jones has over 18 years of experience in the behavioral health field, specializing in culturally competent focused crisis intervention and service plans. She brings years of experience working with children and families diagnosed with mental illness from the New Jersey System of Care. Dr. Jones continues to advocate for health equity and equal access to mental health services. She specializes in healthcare professional and corporate development training programs focused on Working with Families Living in Poverty, Health Disparities, Health and Public Policy, Anti-Racism, Human Trafficking, Cultural Competence, Implicit Bias, Effective Team Building, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Culture of Hip-Hop, Developing Rapport with Children and Families and Safety in the Community. Dr. Jones earned a doctorate from Seton Hall University and is a strong advocate against Human Trafficking.