Training & Education
Educating the Public
Each year, we speak to 8,000-11,000 professionals and community members, training them to identify and get appropriate help for human trafficking victims they may encounter.
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
- Dept. of Children's Services (DCS) Intake and Foster Parents,
- Rutherford Coalition Against Child Abuse
- South Central Council on Children and Youth
- Downtown Nashville and Brentwood Rotary Int.
- Family, Youth and Infant (FYI) Division of the Metro Public Health Department
- Sexual Assault Center
Please note: We've had a 350% increase in referrals in the past three years. As part of our efforts to maintain quality aftercare and advocacy, which are our primary mission foci while our funding catches up with our growth, we've regretfully had to eliminate our Community Educator position. Therefore, we are being very focused in our training and appreciate your understanding.
In order to provide excellent trainings to the many groups requesting them, we ask for:
- At least one month's notice
- Your help in covering the related costs, when that is possible for your group – either $100 flat fee or allowing collection of donations at the training.
For small groups who want a basic overview of domestic human trafficking and trafficking in the state of Tennessee, please watch our HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101 on-line presentation. You have our permission to show this to groups or at events. We do ask that you let us know the date, time and approximate number in attendance to help with our grant tracking. Report numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel you must have someone present to answer questions, we will do our best to find a volunteer or connect you to a partner agency who does basic trainings.
You will also find a great deal of information on the Resources tab on our website. There you’ll find printable handouts, human trafficking laws in Tennessee, research and more.
For more specialized trainings, we will prioritize according to audience and our staff capacity for the date required. The more notice you give us, the better the chance we can say yes. Please fill out the form by clicking on the button below and we will get back to you within a week.
Thank you for your understanding.
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