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Human Trafficking in the United States: The Truth and What You Can Do About It Course Length: 30 minutes Who should take this course? General public; anyone who wants to learn more about the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States and what steps they can take to prevent and report human trafficking crimes.  Course description Human Trafficking in the US is among the least understood and least visible crimes in our country. Yet, at least 400,000 people in the US currently live in situations of modern slavery. While Human Trafficking takes many forms, the most common exploitations in the U.S. occur through sex and labor trafficking. Through real life stories and interactive scenarios, Human Trafficking in the United States: The Truth and What You Can Do About It will shed light on the myths and facts of Human Trafficking in the United States. You'll learn what makes some people more vulnerable than others to being victimized by a trafficker; the industries, places and situations that are often leveraged by perpetrators for exploitation; why this egregious crime goes undetected so often and most importantly, how you can spot the signs of human trafficking in every day situations and take action on behalf of victims.  Learning objectives By the end of this course, learners will be able to:  Define “human trafficking” Describe the pervasiveness of and multiple types of human trafficking Explain typical victimization factors, pathways, barriers to leaving, and common impacts of human trafficking Identify the signs of sex and labor trafficking and exploitation Apply recommended calls-to-action Read More

Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital World Course Length: 60 minutes Who should take this course? Parents, educators, caregivers Course description The problem of online enticement and online sexual exploitation of children is vast and ever-growing due to our increasing reliance and use of the digital world. Enticement and sexual exploitation includes a variety of situations including predators communicating with children online with the intent to commit a sexual offense, youth being groomed online, engaging in sexual conversations with a child or teen online, and receiving child sexual abuse images and videos online. This victimization takes place across every platform including messaging apps, social media, and gaming platforms.   In this course, parents and caregivers will learn practical techniques for empowering themselves and their kids to take action against online exploitation. Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital World consists of 3 modules:   Module 1: Online Exploitation  This module is an introduction to youth internet use and online exploitation and covers key topics like:   What online exploitation is and where it happens  How exploitation can lead to human trafficking  Why youth are especially vulnerable to victimization online  How predators and traffickers identify, coerce, and control victims on the internet  Signs of potential victimization  Module 2: Digital Safeguarding  In this module, you will discover the most important digital safeguarding tools and techniques for protecting kids online. Through interactive scenarios, personal reflection, and engaging videos, you will learn how to use the 3 Ts of Online Safety. Upon completion of this module you'll be empowered and equipped to take action immediately!  Module 3: A True Story  In the final module of the three-part series, you’ll follow an average American teenager as he becomes a victim of online exploitation. But in this module, it will be up to you to intervene at the most important moments in this teen’s story to keep him safe. You’ll walk away feeling confident in your ability to apply the 3 Ts of Online Safety with any kid in your life.  Read More

Human Trafficking in the U.S. Hospitality Industry - How You Can Help Stop It Hope for Justice has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the below-listed continuing education courses, which courses qualify for 0.5 CMP continuing education credit.   Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality. For special organizational pricing please email trainingsupport@hopforjustice.org  Course Length: 30 minutes Who should take this course? Hotel staff and management, employees in national and state tourism organizations and associations, event planners, hospitality management employees and employees in related industries. Course description 400,000 people in the United States are trapped in modern slavery situations related to sex and labor trafficking. Many of these victims are exploited and trafficked through hotels, motels and other lodging establishments all over the country. In recent years, there's been growing social and legal pressure on hospitality organizations and their employees to recognize and report potential human trafficking activities on their premises. Through stories and interactive scenarios, this course will teach hospitality management and staff how to spot the signs of human trafficking and safe ways to take action on behalf of victims.      Learning objectives By the end of this course, learners will be able to:  Define "human trafficking" Describe the primary types of human trafficking in the United States Describe the ways human trafficking occurs in the hospitality industry and the legal  and financial risks it poses to hotels and their employees Identify signs that may indicate victims and traffickers in a hotel setting, including signs of possible child exploitation Explain best practices to prevent, identify and report cases of human trafficking Certificate option To receive a certificate at the end of this course, please complete all modules including the pre-training knowledge check and the post-training test.    Read More

Human Trafficking in a Clinical Setting - Your Role and Responsibility Course Length: 2-30 minute modules (1 hour total) (1 CME/CE) For special organizational pricing please email trainingsupport@hopforjustice.org  Who should take this course? All clinical practitioners including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) and anyone else supporting or administrating direct patient care in clinics, urgent care facilities, private practice offices and hospitals.  Course description 400,000 people in the United States are trapped in modern slavery situations related to sex and labor trafficking. Many of these victims receive healthcare services while under a traffickers’ control. In fact, medical practitioners are often among the few professionals to have contact with trafficked persons outside of their daily exploitive situations. Developing the knowledge and skills to assess and interview potential victims in a medical setting is critical to saving lives. This course is delivered in two modules. Through stories and interactive scenarios, this course will teach clinicians and other medical staff how to spot the signs of human trafficking and safe ways to take action on behalf of victims.    Part 1 is an overview of human trafficking in the US. Learning objectives for Part 1 include:  Describe the pervasiveness of and multiple types of human trafficking Identify the signs of sex and labor trafficking and exploitation Part 2 focuses specifically on human trafficking in the clinical setting. Learning objectives for Part 2 include:  Identify indicators of potential human trafficking victims in a clinical setting Describe why health care practitioners play a critical role in identifying, treating and supporting human trafficking patients Explain best practices for screening potential victims in a clinical setting Certificate option To receive the accreditation certificate at the end of this course, please complete all modules including the pre-training knowledge check and the post-training test and user survey.    Read More

Human Trafficking For Law Enforcement Course Length: 2-30 minute modules (1 hour total)  Who should take this course? Uniformed officers, investigators/detectives and all other public facing law enforcement employees.  Note: Only verified Law Enforcement personnel are eligible to register for this course. At the beginning the course, you'll be asked to submit proof of eligibility. Please allow up to 72 hours for us to verify your credentials before receiving access to the course.  Course description 400,000 people in the United States are trapped in modern slavery situations related to sex and labor trafficking. Front-line law enforcement agencies play a critical role in disabling human trafficking situations by identifying victims, ensuring their safety, collecting evidence and supporting prosecution efforts. This course includes two modules. Through stories and interactive scenarios, they will teach law enforcement personnel how to spot the signs of human trafficking and take action on behalf of victims and the law.      Part 1 is an overview of human trafficking in the US. Learning objectives for Part 1 include:  Define “human trafficking” Describe the pervasiveness of and multiple types of human trafficking Explain typical victimization factors, pathways, barriers to leaving, and common impacts of human trafficking Identify the signs of sex and labor trafficking and exploitation Part 2 focused specifically on human trafficking in a Law Enforcement context. Learning objectives for Part 2 include:  Describe why law enforcement plays a critical role in identifying human trafficking cases Describe United States human trafficking laws Explain common law enforcement barriers to identifying human trafficking cases Identify human trafficking victim, trafficker and business indicators Explain best practice processes and protocols (e.g. evidence collection) and victim-centered approaches for investigating human trafficking cases Certificate option To receive a certificate at the end of this course, please complete all modules including the pre-training knowledge check and the post-training test.    Read More

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