The Resource Library includes fact sheets, promising practices, tools, templates, and training materials developed by subject-matter experts with direct experience working with survivors. Resource topics address current trends and challenges in the field.
Addressing the Intersection of Substance Use and Housing
The webinar provided attendees with an understanding of how substance use intersects with human trafficking and shared practical examples of best practices to house survivors who may be actively using.
The 6 C’s of Becoming an Advocate Video
This is video is an accompaniment to The 6 C's of Becoming an Advocate toolkit; a collaborative project of The Survivor Alliance, International Institute of Buffalo and Freedom Network USA. The goal of this collaboration is to support human trafficking survivors decide how or if they want to be involved in the anti-trafficking movement. This video features seasoned survivor leaders from across the US. They share details about the work they do and the lessons they have learned along the way. You can find the accompanying workbook here.
The 6 C’s of Becoming an Advocate Workbook
This workbook is a tool that allows survivors to both assess their readiness to participate in the anti-trafficking movement and also consider the diverse paths of participation. The toolkit includes a video, which features seasoned survivor leaders, share their work and experiences in the field.
Assessing Fair Market Rent
This tool will assist service providers with understanding Fair Market Rent and Rent Reasonableness when providing rental assistance through federal funds.
Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Healthcare and Behavioral Health Systems
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has released a new report on core competencies, or skill sets that healthcare and behavioral health practitioners should have in order to more effectively identify and serve individuals who have either experienced trafficking or are at risk of trafficking. The goal of these competencies is to improve the response to human trafficking through a more trauma-informed and culturally responsive lens.
Accessing Shelter Options Through the Safe Shelter Collaborative
This webinar introduced the Safe Shelter Collaborative and then explored how anti-trafficking providers can use the collaborative to house survivors of trafficking.
An Introduction to the Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project
This webinar, hosted on October 1, 2020, gives new OVC grantees an overview of FNUSA's Housing TTA Project. We share upcoming activities, resources, and support available to OVC Housing grantees through the Housing TTA Project. We also discuss the policy and procedure review process, a requirement under the special conditions for the OVC grant, and what services grantees can expect during their grant award.
Utilizing VOCA Funding to House Survivors of Trafficking
This webinar will gave participants an overview of what VOCA funds are, how to access them, and how to utilize them to house survivors of trafficking.
Freedom Network USA’s Standards of Care
Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) is committed to the human rights-based approach to addressing human trafficking. Although the services provided may vary from one organization to another, FNUSA members are expected to provide services that are trauma-informed and person-centered. This document outlines the values and tenants that we actively practice and promote
Peer Support Call: Deep Dive on Eviction Moratoriums
In this second call on eviction moratoriums, participants had the opportunity to hear from the National Housing Law Project on the current status of eviction moratoriums, what they mean for survivors, and how service providers can navigate evictions.