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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.

This search option will narrow your results and will display materials specific to your selection.

Help! Survivor Consultant Tax Planning

The second of the Survivor Consultant and Tax Webinar series. Independent consultants have the additional burden of withholding their own taxes. This webinar provides an introduction to tax planning for consultants. Topics include how to plan for your tax liability, what to do with IRS notifications and tricks for filing. This webinar is intended to provide an overview of information. Tax advice should be given on an individual basis based on that person’s individual circumstances.


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

So You Want to be a Consultant?

The first of the Survivor Consultant and Tax Webinar series. This webinar provides the nuts and bolts for starting a consulting business in the anti-trafficking/ anti-slavery field. The webinar covers topics such as developing your area of expertise, business best practices, setting a consulting fee, what to include in a contract, and some hazards to avoid. This webinar is geared towards people newer to consulting, but there are lessons even for experienced consultants.


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

Understanding Housing Needs and Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking

This webinar discusses the importance of assessing the ongoing housing needs of survivors of human trafficking and provides a high level understanding of the current housing landscape for emergency, transitional, and long-term housing. Service providers will learn potential guidelines for including housing assessments in service provision.


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

Referrals and Consents to Release Information

This fourth training of the practical 4-part training and technical assistance series on trauma-informed care  for case managers and social workers working with trafficking survivors focuses on creating a trauma-informed referral process. This series is funded and supported by OVCTTAC.


Level: Intermediate
Keywords: Case Management, Referral, Trauma Informed

Creating and Implementing a Case Plan

This third training of the practical 4-part training and technical assistance series for case managers and social workers working with trafficking survivors focusing on creating case management plans for survivors that are trauma informed. This series is funded and supported by OVCTTAC.


Level: Intermediate
Keywords: Case Management, Trauma Informed

Intake and Safety Planning Process

This second training of the practical 4-part training and technical assistance series on trauma-informed care for case managers and social workers working with trafficking survivors focuses on creating a trauma-informed intake and safety planning process. This series is funded and supported by OVCTTAC.


Level: Intermediate
Keywords: Case Management, Safety Planning, Trauma Informed

Practical Implementation of Trauma Informed Care

This first training of the practical 4-part training and technical assistance series for case managers and social workers working with trafficking survivors includes an introduction to trauma informed care and its practical implementation in service delivery. This series is funded and supported by OVCTTAC.


Level: Introductory
Keywords: Case Management, Trauma Informed

Strategic Litigation: Forced Labor in For-Profit Immigration Detention Facilities

Freedom Network USA partners with Human Trafficking Legal Center to explore emerging litigation against for-profit immigration detention centers. This webinar will address strategic litigation brought by detainees, placing these cases in the larger context of the anti-trafficking movement and the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


Level: Advanced
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking
Keywords: Civil Litigation, Foreign Nationals, Immigration, Legal Services

Grant Management Toolkit: Building Sustainable Anti-Trafficking Programs

A toolkit created by the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) though the Department of Health and Human Services provides a step-by-step guide on obtaining funding, implementing a program and examining the long-term success of a program.


Level: Advanced
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult, Foreign National, US Citizen/Legal Permanent Resident, Youth
Keywords: Program Management

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

A toolkit created by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center shares trauma-informed resources and survivor-informed practices to support and collaborate with survivors of human trafficking as professionals.


Level: Intermediate
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Case Management, Program Management

Survivor Informed Practice: Assessment Tool

This assessment tool, developed by the 2017 Human Trafficking Leadership Academy provides an ideas to enhance service provision for survivors of human trafficking using trauma-informed practices and survivor-informed principles.


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

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

Native Youth Toolkit on Human Trafficking

A toolkit created through the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) provides materials to raise awareness and prevent trafficking of Native American youth through education, safety tips, and provides ideas for community involvement.


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

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking

Created by the Office of Trafficking in Person (OTIP), this resource guide provides information about assistance available to victims of human trafficking in the United States. It describes community and State-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training.


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

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

FY 2017 Attorney General’s Annual Report U.S. Government

The Department of Health and Human Services contributes to the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Annual Reports to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons. This report provides recommendations to federal agencies and updates on information from each agency on anti-trafficking efforts.


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

Federal Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

The 2013-2017 Strategic Plan lays out goals, objectives, and contains more than 250 associated action items for victim service improvements that can be achieved over 5 years.


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

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth

This list of promising practices, created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) through the Department of Health and Human Services, addresses human trafficking of children and youth in the United States and provides states recommendations on addressing the issue.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: Now that We are Free

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. The concluding video in this series features survivors of human trafficking who are resilient, thriving members of their communities. They share insight on the support systems, services, and personal journeys that helped them persevere, with words of encouragement for others who were or may still be in situations of human trafficking.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: The Victim-Centered Case

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 video features survivors, service providers, prosecutors, and local law enforcement who have worked on human trafficking cases that have ended with a successful prosecution. They stress the importance of proactive cases and collecting various kinds of evidence rather than relying solely on victim testimony.


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

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

Comprehensive Legal Services for Trafficked Persons

This policy paper addresses the need for comprehensive legal services for survivors of trafficking.


Level: Intermediate
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Legal Services, Program Management

Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault

This policy paper discusses the intersection of human trafficking and sexual assault and provides recommendations on how to serve survivors who have potentially experienced both.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Keywords: Sexual Assault

Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

Human trafficking and domestic violence can co-occur on a continuum of violence, and the dynamics involved in human trafficking are frequently interwoven with those of domestic violence. This policy paper discusses the intersections of human trafficking and domestic violence and provides recommendations of serving survivors who may have experienced both.


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

Human Trafficking and J-1 Visas for Temporary Workers

The J-1 is a non-immigrant visa for individuals approved for work- and study-based cultural exchange visitor programs. This policy paper discusses the vulnerabilities of individuals who hold this visa to be exploited into trafficking and provides recommendations on reducing the vulnerabilities.


Level: Intermediate
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Foreign National
Keywords: Immigration, Policy

Human Trafficking and H-2 Temporary Worker Visas

H-2 temporary lower-skilled workers are one of the largest groups of temporary foreign workers in the country. While not all temporary workers are trafficked, cases involving lower-skilled H-2 visa workers constitute some of the largest-ever criminal and civil human trafficking cases in U.S. history. This policy paper discusses the vulnerabilities caused by the nature of the H-2 visa and provides recommendations on enforcing labor protections.


Level: Intermediate
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Foreign National
Keywords: Immigration, Policy

Human Trafficking and Immigrant Rights

Immigrant workers are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born workers to experience employment violations. This policy paper discusses the intersection of human trafficking and immigrant rights.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Foreign National
Keywords: Immigration, Policy

Human Trafficking and Farmworkers

Historically, our agricultural system has relied on the labor of poor and disenfranchised people, many of whom have lacked full legal protections, including indentured and bonded laborers, slaves, sharecroppers, temporary workers, and undocumented migrants creating situations of human trafficking. This policy paper discusses how farmworkers in the United States are at risk of being trafficked and examples of a few cases of trafficking of farmworkers.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Policy

Child Labor Trafficking in the United States

While the trafficking of children for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation receives a lot of attention, child trafficking for the purposes of labor doesn’t. This policy paper discusses child labor trafficking in the United States.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking
Demographics: Youth
Keywords: Policy

Human Trafficking and Sex Workers Rights

The terms sex work and sex trafficking are often conflated leading to harmful policies and practices. This policy paper provides the user an understanding about the difference between sex work and sex trafficking, the human rights of sex workers and recommendations on ensuring sex worker rights.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Policy, Sex Work

End Demand Fact Sheet

This policy paper provides an explanation on why end demand efforts are harmful to the anti-trafficking movement and provides recommendations on shifting the narrative to create a more inclusive lens on combating human trafficking.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Policy, Sex Work

A Rights Based Approach to Trafficking

This policy paper draws the reasons and the approaches that Freedom Network USA members have adopted in order to advance a right-based approach to combat human trafficking.

 


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