Volunteer teams of physicians and staff from Dignity Health provide trainings to partners in other countries in response to their requests.  Trainings have included in-country workshops, an online training module, webinars, and virtual trainings.  This includes working in India with Emmanuel Hospital Association and Shakti Vahini, partnering in Nepal with the Purple Foundation and presentations hosted by the International Labor Organization in Peru.  Special areas of focus include mental health interventions as well as healthcare's response to human trafficking.  

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Trainings are developed in collaboration with local partners to ensure that they are culturally responsive and adapted to the local situation.  The online module for physicians in India was developed through the following steps in close working partnership with Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA). 

1.  Staff with previous experience living and working in India for many years, spent two weeks on-site gathering information through site visits and key interviews with healthcare providers and leading Indian anti-trafficking organizations who work directly with victims. 

2.  This information was then compiled into a narrative for the training. 

3. Advisory board members in India and experts from Dignity Health reviewed the narrative script and provided feedback. 

4.  The curriculum was shared with a group of survivors who provided critical input on the presentation. 

5.  All of the input was then incorporated into the final narrative. 

6.  EHA provided photos from India to convey trafficking in the local context and they also conducted video-taped interviews with survivors in the local language, which were then translated and the survivor's identity protected. 

7.  Volunteers were recruited from among Dignity Health staff and community board members who provided narration for the training with an Indian accent.

8.  Galileo Morales and Radhika Bhavsar, with support from leadership in Dignity Health's Learning and Organizational Development department, then produced the online training module. 

--> The link to this module is on the following page. 

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