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  • Class 3 Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Fellows (New)

    Published: March 15, 2019
    HTLA Class 3 Fellows Sue Aboul-Hosn Shanika Ampah Shemeka Dawson Nathan Earl Maria-Clara Harrington Keisha Head (not pictured) Christa Hernandez Sophie James Mersada Mujkanovic Marta Pedro Ljiljana Petrovic Yinay Ruiz
  • Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Class IV

    Published: January 29, 2019
    The Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) is a fellowship that brings together a diverse group of survivors and ally professionals to build their leadership skills, knowledge, and professional network while collaborating to enhance programming and services that support survivors of human trafficking and those at risk of being trafficked. Fellows will be asked to: Participate in 2 full-day seminars once per month for 5 months Collaborate virtually between each seminar (approximately 2–4 hours per week) to develop recommendations Think deeply about your own leadership journey, challenges, and successes Learn from other fellows, additional subject matter experts, and community leaders Apply new tools and resources to build your leadership skills Expand your professional network to include a diverse group of professionals Present your team's recommendations to federal stakeholders in Washington, DC Learn more about HTLA and recommendations from past alumni.
  • Human Trafficking Leadership Academy: Eligibility Criteria

    Published: January 29, 2019
    Participation in the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) will require flexibility, self-care, mindfulness, introspection, openness, and a willingness to embrace challenges. Fellows should have a desire to develop their leadership skills, build their professional network, and work with a diverse team to develop recommendations to the Office on Trafficking in Persons and other federal agencies. Exceptional candidates are those who wish to learn from and work with a network of diverse professionals with various lived experiences and professional expertise. Applicants must have: Eligibility to work in the United States A minimum of 3–4 years of professional and/or lived experience in a career that enables them to contribute to the project question A span of 3–5 years since trafficking victimization, if the individual identifies as a survivor or identifies as having lived-experience with human trafficking The ability to self-identify any potential challenges and triggers that may occur when working as a fellow and the ability to develop and maintain effective self-care strategies The ability to contribute and collaborate within a group setting, both in person and virtually Applicants cannot: Currently be involved in any active criminal or civil cases Minor exceptions possible on a case-by-case basis Be an alumni of the HTLA Questions? Review Frequently Asked Questions or Email info@nhttac.org for more information.
  • Human Trafficking Leadership Academy: Frequently Asked Questions

    Published: January 29, 2019
    Don’t see your question here? Email info@nhttac.org for more information. I was not selected to participate. Should I reapply? This a competitive program, with class size limited to 12 participants. Applicants are encouraged to reapply in the future. What is the time commitment? Fellows must attend each 2-day seminar. Fellows should expect to work 2-4 hours per week between seminars. I identify as a survivor and/or as having lived experience. Am I required to disclose this? No, you are not required to disclose this information. Each fellow is welcome to share anything they would like about their personal and professional experience. Additionally, we ask that other fellows do not disclose another participant's personal experiences. I am not a trafficking expert, but I have expertise that I can contribute to address the project question. Can I apply? Yes, you may apply if you have expertise that can support the development of recommendations within a group setting. Are travel expenses covered in advance? Lodging and airfare are paid for in advance by NHTTAC. Fellows are reimbursed for meals and ground travel. Where can I find information about past classes? You can find information on past classes, including their recommendations, at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/training/nhttac/human-trafficking-leader.... What is Coro? Coro delivers customized leadership development experiences focused on a specific issue and/or population. Through its nuanced approach to leadership, Coro has expanded leadership capacity in universities, local government, and nonprofits. For more information, visit https://coronorcal.org/ What is the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP)? OTIP operates under the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. OTIP's mission is to "combat human trafficking by supporting and leading systems that prevent trafficking through public awareness and protect victims through identification and assistance, helping them rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient." For information on OTIP, visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip. What is the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC)? Funded by OTIP, NHTTAC delivers training and technical assistance (T/TA) to inform and enhance the public health response to human trafficking. For more information, visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/training/nhttac. I'm interested in this fellowship, but these dates don't work for me. How can I get updates on future opportunities? Email info@nhttac.org and ask to be added to the NHTTAC listserv for email updates on the HTLA as well as other fellowship and scholarship opportunities. The application requires that I submit a one- to two-paragraph bio. Who has access to this? Your bio is reviewed as part of your application by NHTTAC, Coro, OTIP, and a panel of HTLA alumni. If selected, bios of selected applicants will be shared with the other fellows as part of the onboarding process. Who attends the final presentation and graduation ceremony? OTIP, NHTTAC, and other federal stakeholders who have an interest in the recommendations. Fellows are also encouraged to invite a support person to attend the presentation. I'm interested in this fellowship, but this project question is not a good fit for me. What are my options? Email info@nhttac.org and ask to be added to the NHTTAC listserv for email updates on the HTLA as well as other fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
  • Webinar: A Public Health Approach to Human Trafficking

    Published: December 31, 2018
    One of the primary benefits of looking at human trafficking as a public health issue is the emphasis on prevention: that is, looking at the systemic issues that cause people to be vulnerable to human trafficking in the first place. Upstream determinants, such as domestic violence, substance use, poverty, and immigration status, may put some individuals at a higher risk for trafficking than others. A public health approach to trafficking moves upstream to identify preventive measures that, when combined with downstream interventions, can work to decrease the number of individuals who experience trafficking.
  • 2019 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    Published: December 14, 2018
    Access the January 2019 calendar for National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month activities.
  • Service Recommendations for Human Trafficking Survivors With Substance Use Disorders

    Published: November 27, 2018
    This document was developed by fellows of the 2018 Human Trafficking Leadership Academy ( HTLA ) organized through the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center ( NHTTAC ) and Coro Northern California. A team of non-government service providers and survivor leaders worked together to develop service recommendations for human trafficking survivors with substance use disorders. The fellowship is funded by the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The recommendations and content of this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of OTIP, OWH, or HHS.
  • Webinar: Human Trafficking and Individuals with Disabilities

    Published: October 24, 2018
    The HHS National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted a 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies, and best practices for providing supportive and comprehensive services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Literature Reviews

    Published: September 10, 2018
    The National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center prepared literature reviews to support the work of the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Youth in the United States.
  • Webinar: Human Trafficking and Faith-Based Organizations

    Published: August 17, 2018
    In conjunction with faith-based organizations, the HHS National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted a 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies, and best practices for providing supportive and comprehensive services for individuals who have experienced trafficking.

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