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LGBTQ Youth and Human Trafficking for Service Providers What is a Stackable Course? A stackable course expertly curates up to date expert content in the human trafficking sector in a easy to navigate format. These courses are great courses to take after primary training in how to fight human trafficking. Who should take this course? This course is curated specifically for frontline professionals in law enforcement and social services and features practice-relevant materials. Course description: The focus of this course is on the human trafficking of LGBTQ youth, a demographic that faces numerous potential avenues for sexual or labor exploitation and coercion. Service providers and law enforcement officers can play a crucial role in creating comfortable environments for at-risk and/or trafficked LGBTQ youth, thus reducing LGBTQ youth vulnerabilities to trafficking. Topics in this course include the specific vulnerabilities to trafficking faced by LGBTQ youth, how to make social services more inclusive for LGBTQ youth who have been/are vulnerable to being trafficked, and how to aid parents in supporting their LGBTQ children. By the end of this course, you should be able to: Define human trafficking Identify common vulnerabilities to trafficking Understand how LGBTQ youth are particularly vulnerable to being trafficked Identify ways to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for LGBTQ youth clients Describe how parents and/or guardians of LGBTQ youth can minimize their child's vulnerability in relation exploitation and trafficking At the end of this course, you will also be provided with an extensive list of additional resources regarding themes such as survivor stories of formerly-trafficked LGBTQ youth, the specific needs of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth, and other related topics.   Read more

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