Freedom Network Training Institute

The Freedom Network Training Institute (FNTI) is the premier training resource for professionals in the human trafficking field. FNTI provides in-person and online training, fact sheets, tools, and templates that are based on a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. The Institute has trained thousands of professionals across the country, utilizing facilitators who are subject matter experts in the field.

Upcoming Trainings

We offer a variety of paid trainings on a wide range of topics. Check out our upcoming training opportunities below. If you have questions, you can reach at

Introduction to Human Trafficking: Theory & Practice

Date: March 12th, 2021 1:00–3:30 p.m. EST

Speakers: Maja Hasic, Tapestri Inc; Alicia Kinsman, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants and Julissa Ponce, Subject Matter Expert on Human Trafficking

Description: The Introduction to Human Trafficking is a 2.5-hour session designed for new professionals in the field. It will give participants a foundation of human trafficking theory and practice. Participants will learn what human trafficking is, what legal services and social services are available to survivors, and practice points within those professions. The training will explore case studies and give practical tools for service provision. The session will be delivered by practitioners in the field who will share best practices in the anti-trafficking field.

Cost: $30


Implementing Choice and Voice with Youth Survivors of Trafficking

Date: March 30th, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST

Speakers: Valeria Bembry from Preble Street, and Dashamir Pettway from Youth Collaboratory

Description: This 1.5 hour webinar will give an overview of how a rights-based approach that prioritizes a young person’s autonomy and voice can be utilized with youth trafficking survivors. The webinar will introduce how autonomy and choice are central to trauma-informed care and should be implemented in systems that a youth survivor of trafficking interacts with. The webinar will discuss applying a rights-based framework in prevention services, early and crisis intervention services, and housing.

Cost: $25



Request Training from FNTI

Through our Speakers Bureau, the Freedom Network Training Institute offers individualized training on human trafficking for professionals. We work with experts in the field from a diverse range of organizations and geographic areas (e.g. legal services, social services, and survivor engagement).

Our experts provide presentations and facilitate workshops highlighting current trends and best practices. Members of our Speakers Bureau work directly with survivors and are informed the current landscape of human trafficking in the US.