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(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections 16145 and 18201 of 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16145 and 333.18201 and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-1, 1996-2, 2003-1 and 2011-4, MCL 330.3101, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030)

Rules for Human Trafficking Training
R 338.2525 Training standards for identifying victims of human trafficking; requirements. Rule 25.
(1) Pursuant to section 16148 of the code, MCL 333.16148, an individual seeking licensure or licensed shall complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meets the following standards: (a) Training content shall cover all of the following: (i) Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States. (ii) Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings. (iii) Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors. (iv) Resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking. (b) Acceptable providers or methods of training include any of the following: (i) Training offered by a nationally recognized or state-recognized, health-related organization. (ii) Training offered by, or in conjunction with, a state or federal agency. (iii) Training obtained in an educational program that has been approved by the board for initial licensure, or by a college or university. (iv) Reading an article related to the identification of victims of human trafficking that meets the requirements of subdivision (a) of this subrule and is published in a peer review journal, health care journal, or professional or scientific journal. (c) Acceptable modalities of training may include any of the following: (i) Teleconference or webinar. (ii) Online presentation. (iii) Live presentation. (iv) Printed or electronic media.
(2) The department may select and audit a sample of individuals and request documentation of proof of completion of training. If audited by the department, an individual shall provide an acceptable proof of completion of training, including either of the following: (a) Proof of completion certificate issued by the training provider that includes the date, provider name, name of training, and individual’s name. (b) A self-certification statement by an individual. The certification statement shall include the individual’s name and either of the following: (i) For training completed pursuant to subrule (1)(b)(i) to (iii) of this rule, the date, training provider name, and name of training. (ii) For training completed pursuant to subrule (1)(b)(iv) of this rule, the title of article, author, publication name of peer review journal, health care journal, or professional or scientific journal, and date, volume, and issue of publication, as applicable. 
(3) Pursuant to section 16148 of the code, MCL 333.16148, the requirements specified in subrule (1) of this rule apply for license or registration renewals beginning with the first renewal cycle after the promulgation of this rule and for initial licenses issued 5 or more years after the promulgation of this rule.
History: 2017 MR 6, Eff. March 30, 2017.

Michigan Psychological Association

MPA Supports the APA Position on Florida Shooting, Offers Resources

February 21, 2018 

The American Psychological Association President, Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., recently released a statement in the wake of the Florida High School shooting in mid-February. Dr. Daniel notes: “Framing the problem in terms of mental illness does not direct us to appropriate solutions.”

Michigan Psychological Association supports the statement released by the APA — both addressing the stigmatization of mental illness, as well as the support that mental health care providers can offer in times of personal and national distress.

Dr. Daniel goes on to say:

“…. In this time of shock and grief, psychology and psychologists can offer those in distress the comfort, guidance and counseling they need to maintain resilience in the midst of such profound sorrow.

“While law enforcement is still piecing together the shooter’s motives, some public figures and news reports are focusing on his mental health. It is important to remember that only a very small percentage of violent acts are committed by people who are diagnosed with, or in treatment for, mental illness. Framing the conversation about gun violence in the context of mental illness does a disservice to the victims of violence and unfairly stigmatizes the many others with mental illness…”

Read the full APA statement here

Additional Resources

For people who are suffering distress or just wanting to better understand gun violence, the APA offers a variety of resources on its website, including: