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SOAR

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    SOAR to Health and Wellness Training Program equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to identify and respond to those who are at risk of, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking and connect them with the resources they need.

Soar LogoThe 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.

SOAR eGuide

The SOAR eGuide provides resources on how to use the SOAR framework to address human trafficking.

More than 90% of professionals who took SOAR reported high or very high confidence in identifying and responding to human trafficking.

Ready to Get Started?

SOAR trainings are available for individuals, organizations, and communities. Choose the training that’s right for you from the options below.

INDIVIDUALS

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SOAR Online—A series of online, self-guided trainings. Continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) credits can be earned while learning about the SOAR framework, including how to identify and respond to individuals who are at risk of, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking. View information about available CE/CMEs. 

Contact us to learn about our in-person 2-hour accredited version available for conferences.

ORGANIZATIONS

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SOAR for OrganizationsIn-person, blended learning. The training is collaborative, interactive, and enhances an organization’s response to human trafficking, including service delivery approach, organizational protocols, and outreach strategies.  

COMMUNITIES

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SOAR for CommunitiesIn-person, blended training for communities focuses on enhancing strategic partnerships, evaluating current responses to human trafficking, and strengthening community capacity to respond effectively to trafficking.

Continuing Education Credits

SOAR Online is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The modules are a collaboration between the Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons and the HHS Office on Women’s Health, supported by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center. The SOAR trainings are developed in collaboration with subject matter experts in the field, including those with lived experiences, and partner organizations. 

Visit our training calendar to view other professional development opportunities.