The SOAR to Health and Wellness (SOAR) Training Program is administered by the Office on Trafficking in Persons in partnership with the Office on Women's Health through the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center. SOAR offers standardized, accredited trainings for individuals, organizations, and communities that address human trafficking in behavioral health, health care, public health, and social services settings. SOAR also provides guidance on how to identify individuals who have experienced trafficking in order to appropriately respond. SOAR is available online and in person in English and Spanish and equips participants with skills and resources they can use.
More than 67% of adult survivors of human trafficking report being seen by a health care provider during their trafficking experience.
SOAR teaches professionals how to:
- Stop—Describe the types of trafficking and common risk factors.
- Observe—Identify individual and environmental indicators of trafficking.
- Ask—Screen and identify individuals who may have experienced trafficking using a trauma-informed, person-centered approach.
- Respond—Address individual needs by coordinating across multidisciplinary stakeholders to deliver appropriate services.
More than 90% of professionals who took SOAR reported high or very high confidence in identifying and responding to human trafficking.