IARP-MI/MMHCA Human Trafficking Conference and Workshop
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When: Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Bingham Office Park - Conference Center, First Floor
30400 Telegraph Road
Bingham Farms, Michigan  48025
United States
Contact: 248-792-7578

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IARP-MI / MMHCA Present Human Trafficking Conference and Workshop

Presented by Dr. Jeremy Norwood

Registration Info Credits Agenda

Who Should Attend:

All Michigan Health Professionals are required to participate in training involving Human Trafficking for License renewal beginning with the 2018 renewal cycle. Licensed Professional Counselors will be required to provide documentation of completing this training beginning in 2019.

Rule 338.3901a requires licensees to complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking beginning with the 2016 renewal cycle. This training requirement will need to be completed prior to the license renewal in 2018. Applicants who apply for a license on or after March 17, 2021 will be required to have completed the required training in identifying victims of human trafficking.” Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation (LARA)

Registration Info

Workshop Fee: $125.00
* No refunds after April 4, 2018

Pre-registration is required and must be submitted by April 17, 2018.

Pre-register above online or by sending checks made out to: IARP-MI
Mail to: IARP-MI, P.O. Box 1244, Clarkston, MI 48347 
Please provide contact information with registration payment


Approval for Continuing Education Credits for those holding CRC, CDMS, and CCM Certifications is pending.    

Conference Agenda

REGISTRATION: 8:30am to 9:00am
IARP-MI ANNUAL MEETING: 8:30am to 8:40am
CONFERENCE-WORKSHOP: 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Presenter, Dr. Jeremy S. Norwood, is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology, Global Studies, and Criminal Justice at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan.  His research focuses on three major areas of human trafficking: migrant farmworker populations in Western Michigan, massage parlors in South-Central Michigan, and on Backpage, plus other adult advertisement sections which advertise all over Michigan.  Dr. Norwood has also served as a part of task forces in Calhoun, Jackson, and Lenawee Counties and has given numerous talks to church gatherings, housing inspectors, nursing professionals, political groups, public health organizations, social service agencies, among many others.  He and his students have held three different annual conferences on human trafficking during the Fall Semester at Spring Arbor University, which have educated more than 500 attendees.

Objectives (per Rule 338.1751a)
(1) Scope and Magnitude of the Problem of Human Trafficking
(2) How Human Trafficking is Defined
(3) Types and Venues of Human Trafficking in Michigan or the United States
(4) Causes and Indicators of Human Trafficking (particularly in Health Care field)
(5) Potential Warning Signs for Human Trafficking
(6) Resources/Responses to Potential Cases of Human Trafficking

What Training is About: In this workshop, Dr. Jeremy Norwood will provide professionals in the counseling, health care, and social work fields substantive training regarding the issue of human trafficking and how it relates to their areas of practice.  In response to the rise in the number of cases of human trafficking which have been reported around the State of Michigan, the Michigan legislature has required all counseling professionals to receive training on the topic of human trafficking.  Specific areas to be covered include the scope and magnitude of human trafficking, how human trafficking is defined, the types and venues of human trafficking in Michigan, the causes and indicators of human trafficking, potential warning signs for human trafficking, and resources to report potential cases of human trafficking.  

Module #1

  • An Introduction to Human Trafficking - Dr. Jeremy Norwood

Module #2

  • Types and Venues of Human Trafficking - Dr. Jeremy Norwood
  • Break
  • Testimonials
  • Lunch

Module #3

  • Causes and Indicators of Human Trafficking in a Health Care Setting - Dr. Jeremy Norwood

Module #4

  • Counseling Victims of Human Trafficking - Ms. Ashley Anderson and Dr. Jeremy Norwood
  • Break

Module #5

  • Model for Addressing Human Trafficking - Dr. Jeremy Norwood
  • Concluding Remarks - Dr. Jeremy Norwood
  • Program Evaluation
  • Dismissal