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Applying Telemental Health Services for Adults Experiencing Trafficking

NCJ Number
Public Health Reports Volume: 137 Issue: 1 Dated: July 1, 2022 Pages: 17S-22S
Anka A. Vujanovic, PhD ; Mollie R. Gordon, MD ; John H. Coverdale, MD, MEd ; Phuong T. Nguyen, PhD
Date Published
July 2022
6 pages

Given the relative absence of empirical evaluations of telemental health interventions for people being trafficked, we discuss advantages and disadvantages of applying telemental health to assessment and treatment and consider the perspectives of patients and mental health providers


We enumerate future directions to advance evidence-based telemental health services for this population. We conclude by advocating for increased empirical and clinical attention to telemental health platforms as a potentially effective modality for traversing some identified obstacles to mental health care among people who are being trafficked. (Publisher abstract provided)