Human Trafficking Training for Medical Professionals
A study from the Annals of Health Law reported that over 85% of sex trafficking survivors interviewed had come into contact with a medical provider while in their trafficking situation.
This is a critical point for intervention on behalf of a survivor.
Unfortunately, most healthcare professionals have received little to no training on the warning signs of trafficking in patients or how to appropriately respond.
Where Free for Life International Comes In…
Free for Life International, in partnership with the American Medical Student Association, has developed and implemented a training curriculum designed specifically for medical students and medical professionals in the U.S.
This comprehensive curriculum includes the following:
- The growing problem of trafficking in the U.S.
- Warning signs to look for in a patient’s history chart, physical exam and mental evaluation
- How to respond if a trafficking situation is suspected or identified
Free for Life’s goals for this program are the development of a curriculum that is as effective and accurate as possible, implementation of the training nationwide, and a medical community that is better equipped to identify and serve human trafficking survivors.
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.
For more information, or to request a presentation of Free for Life’s medical curriculum, please contact us here!
This Is Where You Come In
Free for Life’s work is only possible because of the active participation of our partners in the U.S. – whether you join financially, as a volunteer, or start a community chapter you’re invited in.