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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.

 

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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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Trauma Informed  

Housing Needs for Survivors of Trafficking: FAQ Sheet

This FAQ sheet, created by the National Survivor Network, discusses barriers to access and recommendations to shelter and housing programs.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  

Rapid Re-Housing: Securing Housing for Survivors of Trafficking

Rapid Re-Housing is a response to homelessness aimed at returning individuals to permanent housing as quickly as possible. This fact sheet explores how rapid re-housing can be utilized to house survivors of trafficking.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  

Standards of Care for the U.S. Anti-Trafficking Field

This white paper explores establishing Standards of Care for the anti-trafficking field in the United States. The author discusses the need to establish basic guidelines to ensure consistent service provision regardless of the geographic area in which services are accessed.

Funding Alert: Housing Funds to Serve Survivors of Human Trafficking

This fact sheet provides an overview of the HUD Continuum of Care Domestic Violence Bonus funds and tips for anti-trafficking organizations to apply for the funds.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Fact Sheets  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing  

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Housing   Trauma Informed  

Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Reports  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Promising Practices  

Practice Update: Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Denied Humanitarian-based Immigration Cases

In May and June of 2019, practitioners reported that USCIS issued a number of NTAs in connection with denied U and T visa applications. This practice update addresses some of the actions practitioners can take in individual cases as well as to support policy level advocacy efforts.
Levels: Intermediate  
Material Types: Promising Practices   Reports   Tools  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Legal Services   Policy   Promising Practices  

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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
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.
Levels: Introductory  
Material Types: Webinars & Videos  
Types of Trafficking: Labor Trafficking   Sex Trafficking  
Keywords: Domestic Violence   Housing   Trauma Informed