Training & Education

Educating the Public

Each year, we speak to schools, civic groups, professional organizations, faith-based communities and other venues. Wherever we tell about human trafficking right here in our own backyards, people say, “I had no idea.” By increasing awareness, we reduce, bit-by-bit, the freedom traffickers have to operate here.

Examples of groups we’ve trained: Metro School Nurses, Tennessee Juvenile Court judges and staff, National Assoc. of Social Workers (Middle TN branch), Vanderbilt Center for Excellence, Vanderbilt Medical School, Hope Clinic for Women, Universities: Trevecca, Belmont, Volunteer State, Union, Lipscomb, Motlow, ITT, Austin Peay,  DCS Intake, DCS Foster Parents, Rutherford Coalition Against Child Abuse, South Central Council on Children and Youth, Soroptimist International, Lion’s Club, Brentwood Rotary Int., Women’s Conference on Human Trafficking, Centerstone, Family, Youth and Infant (FYI) Division of the Metro Public Health Department, the Sexual Assault Center and Youth Villages. 

If you would like us to speak at your school, civic group, professional organization, faith community or other group, contact us.

 

Engaging a New Generation

To engage the next generation of leaders in the fight against slavery:

  • We teach in numerous college classes each semester so the eyes of the next generation, the leaders of tomorrow, will not be blind to human trafficking and modern slavery in their own communities.
  • We also train churches and other groups in Tennessee and other parts of the country through the work of International Teams. We inspire and equip these groups to engage in ending slavery in their own communities.
  • This is a grassroots movement using ordinary people in all walks of life. We have seven volunteer groups in Nashville, Franklin, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Cookeville, Jasper and Jackson. These groups further educate themselves on the issue and break into action groups focusing on various initiatives.

If you are a Tennessee college student interested in an internship or if you want to get students at your school involved in the issue, contact us.

 

Replicating Abolitionists

We respond to many requests to replicate in other areas the success we’ve seen in Middle Tennessee, spreading the vision and passion to stand and act as modern day abolitionists to other parts of the state and throughout the US.

To discover the abolitionist in you through a volunteer group, find information on the Get Involved page.