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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.

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

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

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

Working with 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 webinar explores opportunities available to survivors and anti-trafficking programs, discusses potential challenges, and identifies strategic solutions in developing relationships and advocating for housing needs of survivors.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Working with 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 webinar explores opportunities available to survivors and anti-trafficking programs, discusses potential challenges, and identifies strategic solutions in developing relationships and advocating for housing needs of survivors.


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

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

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

Faces of Human Trafficking: Legal Needs and Rights of Victims of 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 video details the array of comprehensive legal needs a victim of human trafficking may have, including issues of immigration, family law, housing, bankruptcy, employment law, public benefits access, criminal defense, rights enforcement, and civil actions.


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