Through our offering of various human trafficking training programs, our goal is to increase the identification of those victimized and vulnerable to trafficking and improve the response of service providers and justice systems. Through our training programs and resources, we equip professionals and community members to advance the network of protection offered to survivors of trafficking.
Sex Trafficking Awareness Training Programs
Do You Know Lacy? Training | Collaborative Community Sex Trafficking Identification and Response Training
This comprehensive training is designed to build a collaborative response among law enforcement, prosecutors, juvenile service providers, Defenders (men only), youth advocates (teachers, youth pastors, school counselors, club leaders, etc.), and community members to fight against human trafficking. Our team of national experts trains participants on key indicators of trafficking, methods of pimp control and recruitment, effective intervention techniques, practical action steps, and strengths and weaknesses of state legislation.
Required training duration: 1-2 days
Intervene | Specialized Sex Trafficking Training for Social Service Providers
Intervene is an innovative training course developed by a multi-disciplinary committee of experts and survivors in the field of service provision for victims of child sex trafficking. This specialized training provides an in-depth look at the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking through the lens of service providers, along with insight and tools to effectively reach sexually exploited youth. This course is designed to specifically prepare service providers to improve intake procedures to account for indicators of trafficking and use strength-based, trauma-informed intervention and therapy techniques appropriate for adolescent victims of trafficking.
Required training duration: 4-8 hours
Shared Hope International offers customized training to fit the needs of a variety agencies and organizations that may come in contact with victims of domestic minor sex trafficking. Training can be customized to focus on specific issues or for specific audiences (law enforcement, juvenile justice, social services, non-governmental organizations, etc).
Shared Hope International works with organizations and individuals to provide cost-effective solutions for their training needs. Price varies depending on location, length of training, size of training and materials requested.
Required training duration: None
The following training curriculum provide education on the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking and suggest practices to improve agency response.
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking – Prostituted Children in the United States: Identifying and Responding to America’s Trafficked Youth is an interactive training tool for agencies and organizations that may come in contact with child sex trafficking victims in the United States, including law enforcement, social services, non-governmental organizations, and juvenile justice. This training tool offers a comprehensive guide to domestic minor sex trafficking including the law, the role of vulnerability, pimp control and manipulation, and effective responses. The accompanying 40-minute training video offers four 10-minute instructional courses that expand upon information presented in the guide and allows viewers to witness indicators and displays of trafficking.
Shared Hope International offers this 2-part resource package for a donation of $35.
Intervene: Identifying and Responding to America’s Prostituted Youth addresses the specific dynamics juvenile justice employees and service providers face in identifying and effectively responding to child victims of trafficking. Designed by a multi-disciplinary committee of experts and survivors, the Practitioner’s Guide provides insight on the vulnerability factors of potential victims, common recruitment and grooming tactics, methods of control and coercion used by pimps, and the impact of trauma on survivors. The Intake Tool is a tiered set of strength-based and trauma-informed questions designed to identify exploited youth with little risk of retraumitization. The accompanying 40-minute training video expands on principles addressed in the Practitioner Guide and Intake Tool. Our goal is to make human trafficking awareness training accessible to as many providers as possible.
Due to the invasive nature of this tool and the potential for retraumitization if used improperly, this resource package is only available through an Intervene training. It is also available on a case-by-case basis to experienced professionals. Contact Elizabeth Scaife at email@example.com to request your copy.
Shared Hope News Regarding Training and Awareness
- Why Her? What You Need To Know About How Pimps Choose (4/10/2013)
- January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month (1/9/2013)
- Chosen – Youth Sex Trafficking Prevention Kit (12/18/2012)
- Sharing the Hope 2012 (12/13/2012)
- Announcing the 2012 Pathbreaker Recipients (12/13/2012)
- NATIONAL STUDY REVEALS TOP SEVEN STATES THAT PROTECT AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING (11/29/2012)
- Survivor Panel Informs and Educates at Awareness Event (9/19/2012)
- Efforts to Train Social Workers in Pennsylvania Result in Great Success! (4/11/2011)
- Don’t Let First Responders Be the Last to Know (3/16/2011)