Training & Technical Assistance

Until recently, county child welfare training efforts have focused primarily on addressing sex trafficking or the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth with little awareness of the prevalence and co-occurrence of child labor trafficking. PACT has played a role in guiding counties to assess and adapt existing training resources and aims to build capacity to address all forms of child trafficking.

"Not everyone is on board with the same level of understanding of labor trafficking but are open to training. They want to understand what this looks like and understand exploiters. It’s about being open to more trainings to and assess what to do to effectively intervene."

– Southern County PACT Coordinator

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PACT Webinars

PACT hosts no-cost quarterly webinars with thought leaders and experts in the anti-trafficking field to increase access to trauma-informed services and share promising practices in the field.

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Access Regional Training Expertise on Child Labor Trafficking

PACT has worked collaboratively with regional non-profits to offer specialized training to child welfare workers and their multi-disciplinary partners on child labor trafficking and its intersection with commercial sexual exploitation. We hope to see this list grow in the future!

Coalition To Abolish Slavery & Human Trafficking

CAST provides free online courses for legal providers and social service providers on a variety of topics around sex and labor trafficking. Completion of any online course and passing of the accompanying self-test assessment will provide access to CAST’s online cloud drive of legal templates and resources. Access all online e-learning courses and webinars for attorneys and social service providers here. To request specific training on “The Commercial Exploitation of Children for Labor and/or Sex Trafficking” email Stephanie Richard.

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Central Valley Against Human Trafficking - Central Valley California

Central Valley Against Human Trafficking (CVAHT) provides awareness, training, technical assistance, advocacy and direct services about human trafficking and trafficking-related issues. CVAHT can provide training in a six-county region including Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties. To request a training call (559) 263-1379 or email cvaht@fresnoeoc.org

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International Rescue Committee Northern California (IRC)

The IRC in Sacramento serves Northern California from San Joaquin to the Oregon border—a territory of 30 counties. By facilitating presentations, training and technical assistance, the HOPE Program aims to educate community members on the subject of human trafficking as well as train organizations to better respond to and serve survivors. To request a training please fill out their Training Request Form or send an email.

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Other Training & Resources

CTRU Harm Reduction Series, CDSS, Child Trafficking Response Unit

The CDSS Child Trafficking Response Unit, Harm Reduction Series presents service providers with intervention recommendations to help reduce harm in a practical and realistic way. Harm reduction strategies are strength based and recognize even the smallest of positive changes while fostering self-empowerment, an element critical to the healing process. The series is focused on the CSEC, but can also be applied to serve victim of child labor trafficking. View the ACL’s below.

Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage (HEAL)

HEAL is a united group of over 3,100 survivors and multidisciplinary professionals in 35 countries dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective. The HEAL Education and Training Committee focuses on educating health care providers about trafficking and making relevant, evidenced-based training resources more accessible. View HEAL’s compilation of articles, research, reports and resources on child laborListen to pre-recorded webinar training on human trafficking from public health perspective.

Nora Brantley Speaks

Nola Brantley Speaks exists to empower a community of advocates through training, curriculum development and event coordination. Schedule the recently developed “An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking, 1-day training. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, addressing the problem, risk factors, and pathways of entry. Participants will also hear about warning signs someone is being labor trafficked and recommendations to support labor trafficking survivors. Schedule a Training Here.

Soar To Health & Wellness Training - Office On Trafficking In Persons

SOAR provides an accredited training designed to educate health care providers, social workers, public health professionals, and behavioral health professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to individuals who are at risk or who have been trafficked. The target audience includes physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, school counselors, public health professionals, health education specialists, and allied health professionals.

Office For Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center

OVC TTAC provides practitioner-driven, evidence-based training and technical assistance (TTA) that is responsive to the particular needs of victim service providers, their communities, and the victims they serve, including a specific focus on human trafficking. The types of TTA include tailored, onsite consultations and trainings in response to specific requests, professional development scholarships, crime victim scholarships, and a number of online resources, including their e-Guide for newly formed and established multidisciplinary task forces. services have the skills to reach out to victims of every type of crime, from every background, in every place, and offer them what they need to rebuild their lives. Email humantrafficking@ovcttac.org to request support.