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Resource Library

The Freedom Network Training Institute’s Resource Library is the premier resource for professionals in the human trafficking field. The Resource Library includes factsheets, promising practices, practical tools, and training materials developed by subject matter experts with direct experience working with survivors.

Each item in the library has been classified to identify the skill level targeted experience level. The 3 levels are:


Introductory

Materials are designed to introduce a topic and build a foundation for intermediate and advanced materials.

Intermediate

Materials are designed for professionals who have an understanding of human trafficking.

Advanced

Materials are designed for professionals in the anti-trafficking community and will cover specialized and advanced topics.

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Follow-Up Technical Assistance Session: Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters

This technical assistance session is a follow-up to the webinar on Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters. Expert panelists dive into case scenarios and answer questions on promising practices for shelters that are centered on self-determination, survivor choice, and trauma-informed services.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing, Promising Practices, Trauma Informed

Human Trafficking Housing Options: Housing Choice Voucher Programs

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (also know as “Section 8”)  is a rental assistance program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This fact sheet discusses the HCV program and how it can be utilized as a resource while housing survivors of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Collaborating with Homeless Shelters to Serve Survivors of Human Trafficking

Homeless shelters are designed to provide emergency housing to individuals and families experiencing
homelessness. Survivors of trafficking may utilize homeless shelters as an emergency housing option. This fact sheet discusses collaboration with homeless shelters in order to serve survivors of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing, Promising Practices, Referral

FAQ on Service Provision for Housing Survivors of Trafficking

This fact sheet discusses frequently asked questions on service provision for housing survivors of trafficking. The questions were submitted by participants of a Listening Session hosted by Freedom Network USA and the National Survivor Network on May 21, 2019, for the HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS).


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Trauma-Informed Practices in Shelters

Survivors of trafficking often need housing assistance after exiting their trafficking situation. Domestic violence, homeless or human trafficking specific shelters, unfortunately, may have practices that mirror trafficking experiences and heighten the risk of re-traumatization. This webinar provides participants a foundation for understanding and implementing trauma-informed practices in shelters. Participants explore promising practices for shelters that are centered on self-determination, survivor choice, and trauma-informed services.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing, Trauma Informed

Rapid Re-Housing: Securing Housing for Survivors of Trafficking

Rapid Re-Housing is a response to homelessness aimed at returning individuals to permanent housing as quickly as possible. This fact sheet explores how rapid re-housing can be utilized to house survivors of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Standards of Care for the U.S. Anti-Trafficking Field

This white paper explores establishing Standards of Care for the anti-trafficking field in the United States. The author discusses the need to establish basic guidelines to ensure consistent service provision regardless of the geographic area in which services are accessed.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Case Management, Promising Practices, Referral, Safety Planning, Standards of Care, Trauma Informed

Technical Assistance Session: Working with Homeless Shelters to House Survivors of Human Trafficking

This Technical Assistance Session is a follow-up to the webinar on Working with Homeless Shelters to House Survivors of Human Trafficking. Expert panelists respond to questions on best practices for care provision, safety planning, eligibility and effective collaboration with homeless shelters.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing, Trauma Informed

Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Promising Practices

Practice Update: Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Denied Humanitarian-based Immigration Cases

In May and June of 2019, practitioners reported that USCIS issued a number of NTAs in connection with denied U and T visa applications. This practice update addresses some of the actions practitioners can take in individual cases as well as to support policy level advocacy efforts.


Level: Intermediate
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Legal Services, Policy, Promising Practices

Working with Homeless Shelters to House Survivors of Human Trafficking

This webinar explores homeless shelters as a potential housing resource for survivors of trafficking. Panelists shared information on identifying when a referral may be good fit for a survivor and shared best practices for training and collaboration with homeless shelters.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Technical Assistance Session: Effective Collaboration Between Anti-Trafficking & Domestic Violence Programs

This Technical Assistance Session is a follow-up to the the webinar on Effective Collaboration Between Anti-Trafficking & Domestic Violence Programs.  Expert panelists respond to questions on best practices for safety planning, funding, eligibility and effective collaboration.

Due to technical difficulties, the first 15 minutes of the call were not recorded.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Housing, Trauma Informed

Effective Collaboration Between Anti-Trafficking & Domestic Violence Programs

This webinar explores domestic violence (DV) shelters as a potential housing resource for survivors of trafficking. Panelists share best practices for assessing if a DV shelter is the right fit for a trafficking survivor and share ideas on creating effective partnerships with local DV programs.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Housing, Trauma Informed

guide for anti-trafficking programs

A Guide for Anti-Trafficking Programs Working with Domestic Violence Shelters

Domestic violence (DV) shelters are often utilized as emergency housing for survivors of trafficking. This guide provides anti-trafficking programs guidelines on assessing if a DV shelter is a good fit for a trafficking survivor and ideas for creating effective collaborations with DV programs.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Housing

Why Decriminalize Sex Work?

Trafficking happens in a wide range of low-wage industries, including sex work. In most places around the world, engaging in sex work can get you arrested. This actually makes it harder for sex workers and survivors of trafficking to seek help when they need it. Learn more about why it’s important to decriminalize sex work and keep people out of the criminal justice system. This video is a part of New York Anti Trafficking Network‘s #TalkTraffic series.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness, Sex Work

What Can You Do?

Trafficking in persons is a global problem, and it can feel overwhelming. But there’s a lot you can do to help. Learn more about how we can all come together to support survivors and end trafficking.This video is a part of New York Anti Trafficking Network‘s #TalkTraffic series.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Solutions

Our goal is to end trafficking, and to prevent it from happening in the first place. We also want to help survivors reclaim their voices and their lives. Learn more about the solutions we need that will put an end to trafficking. This video is a part of New York Anti Trafficking Network‘s #TalkTraffic series.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Legal Services

Survivors of trafficking need a wide range of legal services. It takes expert legal knowledge and experience to work with a survivor as he or she moves through immigration, criminal justice, housing, civil litigation, or family law issues. Learn more about how survivors can work with their lawyers on navigating different legal systems.This video is a part of New York Anti Trafficking Network‘s #TalkTraffic series.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness, Legal Services

Survivors Sharing their Voices

Survivors of trafficking move on to reclaim their lives in so many different ways. The trafficking experience is not a core piece of their identity. Learn more about how survivors can share their voices while protecting their privacy. This video is a part of New York Anti Trafficking Network‘s #TalkTraffic series.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness, Survivor Leadership

Human Rights Approach

Responses to trafficking involve important human rights issues. Solutions to trafficking that are rooted in human rights respect the dignity and self-determination of the person who may be trafficked. Learn more about what it means to approach trafficking through this lens. This video is a part of New York Anti Trafficking Network‘s #TalkTraffic series.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Human Trafficking Housing Options: Housing Choice Voucher Programs

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (also know as “Section 8”)  is a rental assistance program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This fact sheet discusses the HCV program and how it can be utilized as a resource while housing survivors of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Collaborating with Homeless Shelters to Serve Survivors of Human Trafficking

Homeless shelters are designed to provide emergency housing to individuals and families experiencing
homelessness. Survivors of trafficking may utilize homeless shelters as an emergency housing option. This fact sheet discusses collaboration with homeless shelters in order to serve survivors of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing, Promising Practices, Referral

FAQ on Service Provision for Housing Survivors of Trafficking

This fact sheet discusses frequently asked questions on service provision for housing survivors of trafficking. The questions were submitted by participants of a Listening Session hosted by Freedom Network USA and the National Survivor Network on May 21, 2019, for the HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS).


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Rapid Re-Housing: Securing Housing for Survivors of Trafficking

Rapid Re-Housing is a response to homelessness aimed at returning individuals to permanent housing as quickly as possible. This fact sheet explores how rapid re-housing can be utilized to house survivors of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

guide for anti-trafficking programs

A Guide for Anti-Trafficking Programs Working with Domestic Violence Shelters

Domestic violence (DV) shelters are often utilized as emergency housing for survivors of trafficking. This guide provides anti-trafficking programs guidelines on assessing if a DV shelter is a good fit for a trafficking survivor and ideas for creating effective collaborations with DV programs.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Housing

continuums of care fact sheet for anti-trafficking programs

Continuums of Care

A Continuum of Care (CoC) is designed to coordinate and promote a local response to homelessness, including shelters and housing programs. Anti-trafficking organizations can benefit from collaboration with CoCs through new housing options for survivors and an expanded referral network. This fact sheet provides an introduction of what a CoC is and how anti-trafficking organizations can collaborate with their local CoC.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

The Rights-Based Approach In Housing for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Safe and stable housing is a basic human right. Implementing a rights-based model in services for survivors of trafficking promotes a survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach. This fact sheet explains the right-based approach in housing, the practice and impact.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Case Management, Housing

FNTI Housing TTA Project Flyer

The FNTI Housing Project provides training and technical assistance on access to housing to service providers working with survivors of human trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness, Housing

Survivor Informed Practice

This fact sheet by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) provides best practices to adopt a survivor centered model in service provision.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Case Management, Program Management, Trauma Informed

Program Instructions: Child Eligibility Letters

This fact sheet describes the process by which an individual may request eligibility for federally funded assistance for an foreign-born child who may have been subjected to human trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Youth
Keywords: Case Management, Foreign Nationals, Legal Services

Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

This fact sheet created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) provides users an understanding of benefit eligibility for victims of trafficking who are under the age of 18.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Foreign National, Youth
Keywords: Case Management

Exposing the Myths of Human Trafficking

This fact sheet, created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) through the Department of Health and Human Services, is a visual representation of the myths that surround human trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Certification for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Data Fact Sheet 2001-2017

This fact sheet is a data compilation of the certifications provided between 2001-2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  A foreign national adult victim of human trafficking is eligible for federal and state benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee upon issuance of a letter of certification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS issues a Certification Letter after notification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granting a person Continued Presence, or a T visa, or that a bona fide T visa application has not been denied.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult, Foreign National
Keywords: Data

OTIP Human Trafficking Fact Sheet

Created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons, this fact sheet provides an introduction to the crime of human trafficking and introduces the Action, Means, Purpose (AMP) model.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Case Management

Faces of Human Trafficking: Building Effective Collaborations to Address Human Trafficking

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. This fact sheet is a supportive material to the videos expanding on the need of building collaborations between various fields to combat human trafficking


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Faces of Human Trafficking: Special Issues Facing Juvenile Victims of Human Trafficking

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. This fact sheet is a supportive material to the videos focusing on the need of addressing the trafficking of youth.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Youth

Faces of Human Trafficking: Legal Rights and Needs of Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. This fact sheet is a supportive document to the video series focusing on the legal needs of trafficking survivors.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Legal Services

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction to Human Trafficking

Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that blends the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the Nation to raise awareness of the seriousness of this crime. This fact sheet is a supportive material to the videos and provides for an introduction to the crime of trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Rent Reasonableness and Fair Market Rent Under the CoC Program

Using Continuum of care (CoC) Program funds for rental assistance and leasing requires an understanding of and adherence to rent reasonableness standards to determine whether a specific
unit can be assisted. Recipients and sub recipients also need to understand the relationship between rent reasonableness and the Fair Market Rent (FMR). This resource provides an explanation
of both concepts and describes how to determine and document compliance with each for units in which program participants will reside.


Level: Intermediate
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Housing

Faces of Human Trafficking: Discussion Guide

The Faces of Human Trafficking is a nine-video series created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) that explores the experiences of a diverse group of human trafficking survivors and professionals from across the US.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Awareness

Sexual Harassment is Illegal Flyer

Flyer created by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to raise awareness about sexual harassment in housing. This flyer can be found in various languages on their website. 


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Housing

Human Trafficking and Reproductive Rights

This policy paper discusses the reproductive needs of survivors of trafficking and recommendations for providing these services.


Level: Intermediate
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Policy, Public Health