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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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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

Faces of Human Trafficking: Focus on Youth

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 highlights the specific vulnerabilities, risk factors, and needs of youth, with a focus on the diverse range of professionals who are in a position to identify exploited youth and connect them with appropriate services.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: Effective Victim Services

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 includes information on the importance of providing victim-centered, trauma-informed services to meet the wide array of needs experienced by trafficking victims. Coordination and collaboration are critical in responding to the diverse population of trafficking survivors, as no one provider can meet all of the needs of all types of trafficking victims.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult, Foreign National, LGBTQ, Men and Boys, US Citizen/Legal Permanent Resident, Youth
Keywords: Case Management, Trauma Informed

Faces of Human Trafficking: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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 highlights task force and other multidisciplinary initiatives, demonstrating the collaborations needed to serve victims of trafficking effectively, bring traffickers to justice, and build the community’s capacity.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction to Labor 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 provides an overview of labor trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, social service, legal and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of labor trafficking, and industries where labor trafficking is more common.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction to Sex 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 provides an overview of sex trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, and social service, legal, and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of sex trafficking, and industries where sex trafficking is more common.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Awareness

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction

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 first video introduces the issue of human trafficking—both sex and labor trafficking—in the United States in order to raise awareness and provide a foundation for further discussion and training.


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

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

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

Lured by a Job, Trapped in Forced Labor

This video, created by the International Labor Organization, shows the realities of forced labor and the cycle of oppression that a survivor endures.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking
Demographics: Men and Boys
Keywords: Foreign Nationals

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

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

Faces of Human Trafficking: Focus on Youth

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 highlights the specific vulnerabilities, risk factors, and needs of youth, with a focus on the diverse range of professionals who are in a position to identify exploited youth and connect them with appropriate services.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: Effective Victim Services

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 includes information on the importance of providing victim-centered, trauma-informed services to meet the wide array of needs experienced by trafficking victims. Coordination and collaboration are critical in responding to the diverse population of trafficking survivors, as no one provider can meet all of the needs of all types of trafficking victims.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult, Foreign National, LGBTQ, Men and Boys, US Citizen/Legal Permanent Resident, Youth
Keywords: Case Management, Trauma Informed

Faces of Human Trafficking: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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 highlights task force and other multidisciplinary initiatives, demonstrating the collaborations needed to serve victims of trafficking effectively, bring traffickers to justice, and build the community’s capacity.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction to Labor 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 provides an overview of labor trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, social service, legal and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of labor trafficking, and industries where labor trafficking is more common.


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

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction to Sex 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 provides an overview of sex trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, and social service, legal, and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of sex trafficking, and industries where sex trafficking is more common.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Sex Trafficking
Demographics: Adult
Keywords: Awareness

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction

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 first video introduces the issue of human trafficking—both sex and labor trafficking—in the United States in order to raise awareness and provide a foundation for further discussion and training.


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

Lured by a Job, Trapped in Forced Labor

This video, created by the International Labor Organization, shows the realities of forced labor and the cycle of oppression that a survivor endures.


Level: Introductory
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking
Demographics: Men and Boys
Keywords: Foreign Nationals