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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis Webinar

    Published: March 19, 2018
    This webinar was hosted by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC). Presentations were delivered by grantees from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Learn more about the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and what HHS is doing to combat opioid abuse: https://www.hhs.gov/opioids At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: • Investigate the role of substance use for individuals at risk of, currently experiencing, or recovering from trafficking • Examine trauma-informed approaches from providers, client-based, and research perspectives to understand contributing factors to vulnerability • Identify promising practices and recommend spotlight treatment options that address the underlying issues that can put victims and survivors at risk
  • Emerging Issues on Human Trafficking Webinar: The Public Health Framework

    Published: February 7, 2018
    This one hour webinar introduces a public health framework for human trafficking, which allows communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of all survivors of human trafficking while addressing the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking. This webinar applies the “upstream-downstream” metaphor to a public health approach, and examines the success of looking upstream in building a public health response to other social issues, such as domestic violence or anti-smoking efforts.
  • Grant Management Toolkit: Building Sustainable Anti-Trafficking Programs

    Published: February 7, 2018
    The Grant Management Toolkit is intended to provide information to the Office on Trafficking in Persons’ grantees and other organizations on how to create a culture and infrastructure that supports effective implementation and sustainability of anti-trafficking programs. It includes links to official resources on federal websites, as well as supplemental, unofficial information from other sources. All recipients of the Office on Trafficking in Persons' grants and cooperative agreements are legally bound by the standard terms and conditions found in the HHS Grants Policy Statement. The information in this toolkit does not supersede HHS standard terms and conditions, statutes, regulations, policies, or any signed grant documents. For additional information, grantees should consult with their Federal Project Officer.
  • Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

    Published: February 7, 2018
    The Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants who identify as survivor leaders. It is an appropriate resource for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other community and faith-based organizations who wish to improve collaboration with those impacted by human trafficking. This toolkit will continue to grow with the feedback, perspectives, and inclusive of diverse stakeholders. To request training and technical assistance to build your organization’s capacity in these principles or if you have resources or information that you would like to see included in future iterations of this toolkit, email info@nhttac.org.
  • Adult Human Trafficking Screening Toolkit and Guide

    Published: January 31, 2018
    The Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool (AHTST) is designed for use across various health care, behavioral health, social services, and public health settings in order to assess adult patients or clients for human trafficking victimization or risk for potential trafficking victimization. It is a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate intervention tool. While it is not yet validated, it draws from evidence-based practices and lessons learned from available screening tools used by practitioners in the fields of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and HIV screening. It serves to complement the recently published report by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Urban Institute that focuses on child sex trafficking screening in child welfare and runaway and homeless youth systems. The eight (8) screening questions that make up the AHTST are designed to be short, minimally invasive, and closed-ended. The overall aim of the AHTST is to obtain only the basic information needed to identify an adult currently or at risk of being trafficked so that practitioners can offer appropriate services, including referrals and services. There are also additional appendices, including a Literature Review, as supplementals to this resource.
  • Monthly Webinars: Responding to Child Victims of Trafficking

    Published: January 29, 2018
    Description: This training will help participants understand the resources available, their role, and the role that OTIP plays in relation to assisting foreign minor victims of trafficking. Additionally, participants will receive an overview of the process to submit a case for OTIP review and an understanding of Interim Assistance Letters should a minor be identified as a potential victim of trafficking. Furthermore, participants will gain an understanding of the services and benefits available to a minor should the minor receive an Eligibility Letter and be determined as a victim of trafficking.
  • Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking: State & Territory Profiles

    The U.S. State and Territory Profiles provide an overview of anti-trafficking activities and resources in each state and territory to help promote collaboration and inform and enhance the response to trafficking in each context. These snapshots of tailored information use statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, including the number of cases reported, number of persons trafficked, demographic information about potential victims, and the locations where instances of trafficking occurred. The profiles also contain information about state and territorial trafficking laws, as well as public resources, including collaborations, task forces, research, and publications available to help professionals who many encounter victims respond to trafficking. The profiles were created by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center in coordination with the National Human Trafficking Hotline in order to complement the SOAR to Health and Wellness Training.

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