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Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Class 6 Graduation picture
Jun 7, 2021

The Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons and the Office on Women’s Health are proud to announce the release of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) Class 6 Recommendations Report. In the report, HTLA fellows based their recommendations on the following project question: “How can communities assess and respond to risk factors among migratory…

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Five professionals collaborating on a document
Mar 12, 2021

NHTTAC is seeking survivors, leaders, and allied professionals across the United States to participate in Class 7 of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA). HTLA Class 7 fellows will use trauma-informed principles, survivor-informed practices, knowledge and understanding of institutional inequities among survivors of human trafficking to address barriers to accessing services for…

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six core competencies and universal competency wheel graphic
Feb 25, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has released the “Core Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Health Care and Behavioral Health Systems.” These core competencies pinpoint skill sets that health care and behavioral health practitioners (HCPs)…

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cover page of NHTTAC fiscal year 2020 annual report
Jan 19, 2021

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) is pleased to release its fourth annual report. This report provides an overview of NHTTAC’s training and technical assistance (T/TA) activities and short- and long-term outcomes during fiscal year (FY) 2020. In FY 2020, NHTTAC trained a total of 50,493 individuals over the course of 91 T/TA activities.  

12 htla class 5 fellows sitting together on a staircase
Dec 15, 2020

The Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons and the Administration for Native Americans are proud to announce the release of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) Class 5 Recommendations Report. In the report, HTLA fellows based their recommendations on the following project question: “How can culture be a protective factor in preventing trafficking…

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screenshot of HTLA class 6 virtually meeting on Zoom
Dec 15, 2020

Class 6 of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) launched in October 2020. Fellows are working together to address the project question: “How can communities assess and respond to risk factors among migratory families in order to reduce vulnerabilities and prevent labor trafficking?” Class 6 fellows from across the Southwestern United States are learning new leadership skills in real…

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two figures on a chalkboard saying hello in English and Spanish
Dec 15, 2020

In response to the growing need to offer virtual training to support professional development, the Office on Trafficking in Persons and NHTTAC offered a free 1.5-hour virtual SOAR to Health and Wellness training in Spanish. More than 500 individuals attended the training from the United States and Latin America. View our Training Calendar to register for our next virtual Spanish SOAR to Health…

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compass pointing northwest
Dec 15, 2020

In collaboration with Asian Health Services, in September and October 2020, NHTTAC delivered two free 1.5-hour virtual pilots of the new SOAR training, Ethical Considerations: Working With Individuals Who Have Experienced Trafficking. The lessons learned from the pilots are being incorporated into the development of a new SOAR Online module. The new online module will dive deep into ethical…

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HTLA Class 5 Graduation Zoom screenshot
Dec 15, 2020

Congratulations to our newest Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) graduates! On September 10, 2020, HTLA Class 5 fellows presented their recommendations based on the following project question: “How can culture be a protective factor in preventing trafficking among all Indigenous youth?” HTLA Class 5 was created specifically for individuals with Native backgrounds—including American…

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SOAR to Health and Wellness logo
Jul 13, 2020

In response to the growing need to offer virtual training to support professional development, NHTTAC is offering free 1.5-hour virtual SOAR to Health and Wellness trainings. The training teaches providers how to identify and respond to human trafficking. The three upcoming virtual trainings will be held in…

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Adult male agricultural worker leaning against equipment smiling on a sunny day
Jul 13, 2020

NHTTAC is seeking survivors, leaders, and allied professionals across the Southwest (southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) to participate in Class 6 of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA). To inform the field about risk factors for human trafficking among migratory…

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Two adult female custodial workers in a hotel hallway
Jul 13, 2020

On April 1, 2020, NHTTAC hosted a 90-minute webinar on emerging trends and case studies on the development of public–private partnerships to leverage community resources that provide services to individuals who have experienced labor trafficking. A recording of the webinar is now available in our Resource Library, along with answers to the Q&A session that immediately followed the live…

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