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Train-the-Trainer 2019: Human Trafficking


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Train-the-Trainer: Human Trafficking

The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (GNOHTTF) conducts a yearly train-the-trainer program to increase the availability and capacity of trainers who can raise awareness within their professions regarding human trafficking identification and response. The program brings together leading professionals from the fields of social work, medicine, law enforcement, child advocacy, gender rights/justice, education, immigration, law, and criminal justice to learn about the GNOHTTF’s evidence-based, trauma-informed, victim-centered approaches to human trafficking. They will be guided through interactive activities that will build their knowledge about trafficking and their confidence in sharing that knowledge with others in their field. They will receive training on adult-learning techniques that will enhance their efforts to train their peers. In addition, the program connects new trainers with experienced training mentors who can provide them with technical assistance year round.

The training is provided free of charge and are funded in part by the Department of Justice and Office of Victim Services Enhanced Collaborative Model Anti-Trafficking Grant.  In return for the training, the task force requests that each trainer conduct at least two trainings within their place of work or professional meetings within six months of the trainings. Typically, Loyola University School of Law provides continuing education credit for lawyers and Family Justice Center for social workers.

In this training, participants will learn to

  • Explain the basics (definitions, laws, stats) of human trafficking to novices

  • Encourage attention to both labor and sex trafficking, among all demographic groups

  • Explain the relevance of human trafficking in New Orleans and share data specific to our region

  • Promote trauma-informed, survivor-centered identification and training practices

  • Utilize case studies for interactive participation

  • Identify a victim who doesn’t present as a victim

  • Promote GNOHTTF protocols for reporting

  • Field difficult and controversial questions

  • Use adult-learning techniques to train peers

  • Represent trafficking in appropriate ways

  • Conduct and share results of GNOHTTF-designed pre- and post-tests

  • Share training information and data with Task Force Coordinator.The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (GNOHTTF) and Loyola University New Orleans’s Modern Slavery Research Project (MSRP) have launched a train-the-trainer program to increase knowledge and skills regarding human trafficking identification and response among the professionals most likely to come into contact with victims of human trafficking in their line of work.

The program builds a team of trained professionals from the fields of social work, medicine, law enforcement, child advocacy, gender rights/justice, education, immigration, law, and criminal justice. At the completion of the training, participants will be able to provide training about evidence-based, trauma-informed, and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking. 

The training is provided free of charge and is funded in part by the Department of Justice and Office of Victim Services Enhanced Collaborative Model Anti-Trafficking Grant.  In return for the training, participants will be expected to hold at least one training within their place of work within four months of the yearly major training. This training will provide continuing education credit (CLE, CEU, etc.).

Registration: Registration is now closed. If you’re in the Greater New Orleans region and would like to attend this training, please contact us directly to inquire about attending. Please note we may not be able to accommodate additional registrants at this time..