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 Webinars

An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Theory and Practice

The Introduction to Human Trafficking 2-hour training is designed for new professionals in the anti-trafficking field or new to their role. The training is delivered by practitioners in the field who will help define human trafficking and discuss the legal and social services that are available to survivors. The presenters will engage with attendees through case scenarios and provide best practices for service providers in the field.

Date: October 20, 2022

Starts: 1:00 pm EST

Ends: 3:00 pm EST

Fee: $50

Register for this training

Alicia Kinsman, Esq.

Attorney
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Jatnna Gomez

Director of Equity and Community Engagement
University of Maryland SAFE Center

Charlee Borg

Senior Program Officer
International Rescue Committee, Framework TA

Finding Joy in the Work: Showing Up Authentically as BIPOC Advocates in the Field

BIPOC advocates in the anti-trafficking field have often faced challenges that can cause burnout and question our role in this movement. This 2-day training is designed to virtually convene advocates throughout the US and be in community with each other. The training will focus on how your identity and cultural context impact how you show up in this work. It will discuss the conflict of being authentic while navigating a primarily White-led field. Attendees will explore ways to leverage our cultural identity to find joy in the work.

Date: November 8, 2022

Starts: 11:00 am EST

Ends: 3:00 pm EST

Fee: $200

Register for this training

Karen Romero

Senior Training Institute Director
Freedom Network USA

Alana Jones

Training Institute Coordinator
Freedom Network USA

Avantika Shenoy

Outreach and Training Program Manager
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Outreach Project

On-Demand Training

You can access on-demand training on critical and specialized topics in the anti-trafficking field. Our current training titles/topics are included below.

To access on-demand training, please send your request to training@freedomnetworkusa.org with the subject line “On Demand Training Request- [Title of Training]. 

Your email will receive a response within 3 business days.


This 2-hour training is designed for new professionals in the anti-trafficking field or new to their role. The training is delivered by practitioners in the field who will help define human trafficking and discuss the legal and social services that are available to survivors.

Cost: $20


This training provides an overview of ways to incorporate wraparound services into trauma-informed and survivor-centered programs.

Cost: $20


This training explores the similarities and differences between sex work and human trafficking. The presenters in this training provide practical ways that service providers can serve survivors who may be engaging in sex work.

Cost: $20

Resource Library

Visit our Resource Library to access fact sheets, promising practices, practical tools, and training materials developed by subject-matter experts with direct experience working with survivors.

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Tailored Training

We provide in-person and virtual training on specialized topics relating to human trafficking and its intersections. FNTI will work with your organization’s wants and budget to create the unique training that best fits your needs. 

Available options include: 

  • An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Theory and Practice 
  • An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care
    An Introduction to Legal Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking 
  • Direct Service Needs for Survivors of Human Trafficking
    The Intersection of Substance Use and Human Trafficking 
  • Racial Equity Practices in Anti-Trafficking Programs
    Navigating Self-Care Practices for Staff 
  • Managing Anti-Trafficking Programs 

In addition to the topics listed, FNTI can develop and tailor training to fit your organization’s needs. 

For more information or to request training, please email training@freedomnetworkusa.org.

Equity Fund

Our Equity Fund supports survivor leaders and impacted communities in accessing Freedom Network Training Institute’s training opportunities. 

The Equity Fund will help support those who are interested in attending paid training through the Freedom Network Training Institute. FNUSA will make scholarships available to individuals with lived experience or impacted communities. 

If you have questions regarding the Equity Fund application process, please contact training@freedomnetworkusa.org.