Understanding Human Trafficking

Taskforce members and service providers should have clear understanding of the definition of human trafficking, relevant laws and policies, risk and protective factors, and victim centered approaches. For training on these items, consider the following resources.

The OVC TTAC Understanding Human Trafficking Training Series

The Understanding Human Trafficking training is a series of five interactive online modules that offer foundational learning on trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking. Understanding Human Trafficking is unique in equipping participants to think critically about human trafficking using reliable resources, both locally and from across the United States. Some of the skills offered include–
  • Implementing trauma-informed approaches to victim identification and outreach.
  • Assessing victims for comprehensive service needs.
  • Employing a collaborative victim service delivery model by connecting with local partners.
  • Identifying accurate data and research on human trafficking.
  • New strategies for researching and analyzing laws and policies that impact human trafficking, victim services, and victims' rights.

SOAR Online

SOAR Online is a series of self-paced CE/CME training modules. SOAR Online is designed to educate health care providers, social workers, public health professionals, and behavioral health professionals on how to identify and respond appropriately to individuals who are at risk of or who have experienced trafficking. The target audience includes physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, school counselors, public health professionals, health education specialists and allied health professionals.

OVC Funded Training and Technical Assistance Providers

Through its cadre of training and technical assistance (TTA) providers, OVC provides practitioner-driven, evidence-based TTA that is responsive to the particular needs of victim service providers and system stakeholders, their communities, and the victims they serve.