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Community Protocol for Response

All levels of survivor centered service providers and first responders welcome.

Learning objectives:

  • This course helps to weave a strong foundation for a community based understanding and response to all forms of human trafficking, including labor, domestic servitude, as well as CSE (Commercial Sexual Exploitation) of youth and adults.

  • The materials in this 8 hour course encourages collaboration across communities in future identification, sharing of best practices and response protocols, as well as initiatives to prevent, and efforts to prosecute.


Participants will gain:

  • review and updates to federal, state and local legislation

  •  understanding the criminal elements of HT

  • appreciation for the social, emotional, and physical impact of HT on healthy development

  • awareness of recruiting tactics, coercion techniques and harmful influence of traffickers


Following this course participants will...

  • be connected to effective programs and resources serving in their communities

  • be well versed in the importance of prevention techniques and intervention programs

  • know how and where to access promising practices and approaches to prevent and end human trafficking (HT)

  • appreciate that a trauma informed and victim centered approach is the most effective way to end HT

  • know how to take initial action to report, utilizing local and statewide protocol

Empowerment Model Training


Intermediate to advanced, prior attendance in multiple HT 101 courses recommended

Learning Objectives:
This intermediate to advanced level course will build on the preexisting foundation of understanding of Human Trafficking, CSE (Commercial Sexual Exploitation) of minors and children (CSEC) audience members already possess by inviting experts to teach on effective and empowering engagement skills and strategies.


The materials in this course will aid participants in thinking through the skills needed to build their very own “toolkit” for interacting with survivors. Techniques will include strategies for engaging very difficult to reach youth, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction customized to the context of HT/CSEC.

Participants will gain and contribute to:

  • cutting-edge strategies for engagement with stakeholders, teams and first responders

  • best practices to offer hope to those who are still in the “pre-contemplative” stage of exploitation (meaning they do not see their situation as a problem and may be resistant to helping efforts by advocates)

  • opportunities to build trust and rapport before expectations, allowing for nonjudgmental and safe disclosures of personal experiences impacting their decisions to stay with a trafficker or in an exploitative relationship

  • awareness of the psycho-social conditions that may compel individuals to identify with and/or have affectionate bonds with traffickers and how this might affect how they see advocates

  • survivors with lived experience teach about the coercion techniques and harmful influence of traffickers

  • impact and reality of helpful and harmful legislation and legal resources, including information on sealing records, expungement, sentencing guidelines and prosecution decisions

  • insights into the social, emotional, and physical impact of HT on healthy development and how real survivors were able to (re)establish basic life and coping skills after trauma


Following this course participants will...

  • identify victims and survivors without shaming or blaming

  • be connected to local resources in the community

  • build capacity to hold compassionate spaces for survivors and victims

  • be able to utilize concrete strategies for engaging with survivors of HT in an ongoing and meaningful capacity

  • contribute to prevention techniques and intervention programs in their communities

  • develop their own trauma informed and victim centered approach from an array of best practices to help in the fight to end HT

  • know how and where to access updates to promising practices and approaches to prevent and end CSEC and human trafficking (HT)

Motivate, Engage, Deliver, Inspire, Connect

Intermediate to advanced, prior participation in RG’s CPR and EMT courses required in 6 months prior to taking the MEDIC course.

Learning objectives:
The primary goal of RG’s Train the Trainer model is to equip our trainers with the necessary tools to be able to be effective teachers of our BASIC and ADVANCED content. Delivery techniques are developed by top instructors that have successfully trained thousands of counselors, social workers, teachers and social
Justice pioneers.

While the harmful techniques used by traffickers are ever expanding, the depth of professional understanding along with responses to trafficking and best practices are growing and improving. For this reason we ask that our trainers remain current.  Taking or teaching a CPR and EMT course at least every 6 months is a requirement for all instructors.

MEDIC is an advanced level course where familiarity with the concepts taught in our BASIC and ADVANCED trainings is a must. While content will be presented in these trainings, the emphasis will be on trainers in training becoming comfortable with leading a class/audience to their own understanding and processing of complex societal issues of oppression and abuse. Presenting is solution focused instead of focusing on the negative we focus on effective and impactful work being done across the country and around the globe. The materials in this 2 day course will prepare trainers to deliver on a multitude of subjects related to HT/CSEC.

Participants will gain information on:

  • fundamentals of adult learning

  • how to engage different types of learners

  • how to redirect groups and discussions when necessary

  • how to ensure a sense of group emotional/psychological safety

  • how to set and maintain healthy boundaries

  • how to direct audience members to appropriate resources if they experience a strong emotional response to content

  • how to effectively conduct a variety of group exercises and activities

  • fundamental knowledge and building blocks of successful HT/CSEC 101 and 102 courses

  • creating opportunities for community wide engagement


Requirements: commitment to continually develop and improve training content and techniques— to not be stale or boring or repetitive when traffickers are agile, responsive and ever changing

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