TRAINING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Up to 88% of victims seek medical care/treatment while being trafficked, and clinicians often misdiagnose these individuals and miss the signs due to lack of training and knowledge.
(Lederer & Whetzel, 2014)
Global Strategic Operatives, founded by Deborah O'Hara Rusckowski is a training arm devoted specifically to equipping the medical community to identify the signs and symptoms of sex trafficking and teaches them how to assess and provide safety for patients. Medical professionals are literally on the front lines, so educating them is essential in eradicating sex trafficking. This training arm creates an entirely new layer of protection for victims of this crime.
Through a policy and system-wide approach, we provide trainings led by survivors and expert clinicians to healthcare providers, beginning with the highest levels of the organization. Once trained, healthcare providers know how to confidently take action internally and through external partnerships to best serve survivors.
Read Deborah's full bio here.
Healthcare Systems trained by Global Strategic Operatives in collaboration with The Selah Way Foundation:
ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH
HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
BAYLOR HARRIS HEALTH
RWJ BARNABAS HEALTH
Over 250,000 more will be trained internationally in 2021, beginning with India and followed by Ireland, Australia, Poland, Africa, Thailand and/or Vietnam or Myanmar.
SUCCESS AND IMPACT
Nada Wakim, PhD, RN, NE-BCAVP of Nursing & Case Management, South Miami Hospital
"It has been my honor and pleasure to work on this initiative. I could not think of a better cause to support and engage my staff as we work to better identify and care for potential human trafficking victims.”
“Wow! This was very eye opening. I am profoundly impacted by the information that was shared."
“Very well organized, moving and informative. I loved the true stories. We connected with the speakers.”