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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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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

What is Human Trafficking?

When a person is trafficked, she or he experiences some type of force, fraud, or coercion in work, usually in low-wage industries. It’s important to understand what trafficking looks like, so we can give people the help they need and want. Learn more about the dynamics of trafficking in persons. 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

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

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

Human Trafficking Survivor Leadership in the United States

This white paper explores human trafficking survivor leadership development in the United States. The author discusses existing programs, identifies gaps, and makes recommendations to improve access and impact for survivor leaders.


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

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

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

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018

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

United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2017

 The 2017 annual report developed by the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking is comprised of eleven survivor leaders who bring their expertise and experience to advise and provide recommendations to the President’s Inter agency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) to improve federal anti-trafficking policies.


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