Where Free for Life International Comes In…
Free for Life International has developed a 3-part approach to addressing this urgent need and equipping the medical community within the U.S.
- Training Modules
- OSCE Learning
- Continuing Education Credit
Free for Life International has developed and implemented human trafficking training modules specifically designed for both medical students and healthcare professionals.
These modules include information on human trafficking trends and statistics and critical training on the warning signs of trafficking within a patient’s history chart, physical exam and mental evaluation.
We are so excited to have already partnered with the following organizations in the implementation of this training: American Medical Student Association, Quillen College of Medicine, New York Medical College, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Erlanger Hospital, and St. Thomas Hospital Nashville – Internal Medicine & OBGYN Units.
To date, we have trained over 850 students and professionals with these modules!
OSCE’s are Objective Structured Clinical Examinations for medical and nursing students. These examinations use simulations, through actors, to assess a student’s skills and knowledge. They are required because they provide hands-on learning that forces students to engage with the medical decision-making process.
The purpose of these examinations is to simulate various scenarios that future medical practitioners may encounter. Unfortunately, there is currently no human trafficking-focused script developed.
Free for Life is incredibly excited to be the organization to develop this program and has already received grant funding for the implementation of patient simulation!
Continuing Education Credit
Free for Life’s ultimate goal is to create a nation-wide continuing education credit program for doctors, nurses and caseworkers. To accomplish this, Free for Life has brought together a committee of medical professionals and human trafficking experts to work towards this long-term goal.
Medical professionals are truly on the front lines of trafficking prevention in the United States, and Free for Life is taking active steps to support them in the fight to end modern slavery.