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Tumwater – ETHICS: Human Trafficking & Illicit Massage 101 – Staying Safe in Your Workplace
May 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$80
Ethics: Human Trafficking & Illicit Massage 101 – Staying Safe in Your Workplace
What are the real concerns about illicit massage and human trafficking in your community? Is that new massage business down the street engaged in human trafficking like some people claim? How do you know? Why have you suddenly been receiving calls from sketchy-sounding clients?
While you have conscientiously gone about your work as licensed massage therapist, others who claim to offer massage have generated complaints related to unlicensed practice or, in some instances, engaged in criminal behavior. This activity creates confused public perception as to who we are and what we do, while also creating real concerns around therapist safety. In the 2017 the FSMTB Human Trafficking Task Force Report listed therapist safety as the main concern around illicit massage and human trafficking!
This four-hour continuing education ethics course will help you understand the threats to our profession, protect yourself from predatory clients, and support you in educating your clients in an environment that can be confusing and even dangerous at times. A portion of the class will specifically address personal safety strategies for massage therapists, making you safer in your work.
Instructor: Lavon Watson, Retired massage therapist and retired police officer
4 CE hours (Meets Washington state ethics requirements for roles and boundaries as well as rules and regulations.)
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Bodymechanics School of Massage, 2330 Mottman Rd. SW #106, Tumwater, WA 98512