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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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Housing Solutions for Male Survivors of Trafficking

Identifying and accessing housing options for male survivors can be difficult. Shelters and housing programs often cater to female survivors of trafficking, excluding boys and men. This webinar addresses practical ways service providers can be more responsive to the needs of male survivors and explore housing options that have been useful after exiting a trafficking situation.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Men and Boys
Keywords: Housing, Promising Practices, Referral, Trauma Informed

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

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

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

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

Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool and Guide

A guide created by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) of the Department of Health and Human Services for training public health, behavioral health, health care, and social work professionals whowish to use trauma-informed and survivor-informed practices to assess adult clients and patients for human trafficking victimization or risk of potential trafficking victimization.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Case Management, Legal Services, Program Management