Before UEI College instructor Kathy Escobedo leads a new class of Stockton Medical Assistant students on a field trip to The Lisa Project, she’s always careful to prepare them for what they’re about to experience. She knows, unfortunately, that what they see may hit a little too close to home for some.
“I don’t want them to be surprised,” Kathy said. “They’re getting the reality of some of the demographics we’re dealing with in our community. I tell them that some of these cases are going to be the patients that come into your office for help.”
The cases she is referring to are child abuse cases – incidences of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in minors.
In an effort to raise awareness about such child abuse, Kathy and other UEI Stockton instructors in the Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Medical Office Specialist programs take students from each of their classes on field trips to The Lisa Project in Stockton. They’ve been doing this since 2015. READ MORE