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SOAR Online

Training Results

After completing SOAR to Health and Wellness Module:

99.6%
felt confident they could apply the knowledge and skills they learned when they returned to work.

SOAR Online is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) except when noted otherwise. The modules are funded by the Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons through 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.

SOAR Online is a series of CE/CME training modules that you can complete whenever, wherever you like. The modules discuss the SOAR framework and how to apply it where you work to identify individuals who are at risk, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking and connect them with the resources they need.

SOAR Online is designed to educate health care providers, social workers, public health professionals, and behavioral health professionals on how to identify and respond appropriately to individuals who are at risk of or who have experienced trafficking. The target audience includes physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, school counselors, public health professionals, health education specialists and allied health professionals.

Available SOAR Online Modules

Logo: SOAR OnlineBefore taking the SOAR Online modules, print these instructions and follow each step. Access these modules and view full accreditation information along with how to obtain your CE/CME credit by logging in or creating an account on the NHTTAC Learning Management System.

Foundational (101) Human Trafficking Trainings

The SOAR framework is a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate response to human trafficking. It provides a quick mental reference for professionals to keep in mind the best way to help individuals who are at risk, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the SOAR to Health and Wellness module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the types of human trafficking and potential risk factors
  • Identify individual and environmental indicators of trafficking
  • Screen and identify individuals who may have experienced trafficking
  • Utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered, multidisciplinary approach
  • Assess the unique needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking
  • Deliver appropriate services to individuals who have experienced trafficking
  • Share the importance of trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in your work environment 

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
Dentists - 1.0 CE credit
Social Workers – 1.0 cultural competency CE credit
Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH
Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Anyone can experience trauma. Individuals who have been trafficked have often experienced trauma repeatedly and cumulatively over their lives. In this module, we discuss how to recognize the signs of trauma and deliver trauma-informed care to your patients and clients. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the Trauma-Informed Care module, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of trauma exposure that individuals who have experienced trafficking may present
  • Describe the impact trauma can have on individuals who have experienced trafficking
  • Define trauma-informed care
  • Identify basic trauma-informed interventions
  • Apply a trauma-informed approach to working with individuals who have experienced trafficking

This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

  • Physicians – maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 0.5 contact hour (.05 CEUs)
  • Nurses – 0.5 contact hour
  • Dentists - 0.5 CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 0.5 entry-level CECH
  • Healthcare Team – 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Individuals who have experienced human trafficking come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and speak many different languages. In order to work with such a diverse population, it’s important to use culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services module, learners will be able to:

  • Define health equity and describe how culture and language are related to health inequities and health disparities that affect health equity
  • Identify characteristics of cultural and linguistic responsiveness and the impact of each on health equity
  • Apply Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards and exhibit cultural awareness when interacting with individuals who have experienced trafficking

This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

  • Physicians – maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 0.5 contact hour (.05 CEUs)
  • Nurses – 0.5 contact hour
  • Dentists - 0.5 CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 0.5 entry-level CECH
  • Healthcare Team – 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Individuals who are at risk of, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking access a variety of services. The SOAR framework is a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate response to human trafficking. It provides behavioral health professionals with tailored information on how to identify and respond to human trafficking within their field. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the SOAR for Behavioral Health module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the types of trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of trafficking in behavioral health settings
  • Identify trauma-informed screening tools and techniques for use by behavioral health professionals
  • Develop a trafficking response protocol for your organization
  • Assess the needs of individuals who are at risk of trafficking or who may have experienced trafficking and coordinate services within a multidisciplinary network of service providers

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Social Workers – 1.0 cultural competency CE credit
  • Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Individuals who are at risk of, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking access a variety of services. The SOAR framework is a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate response to human trafficking. It provides public health professionals with tailored information on how to identify and respond to human trafficking within their field. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the SOAR for Public Health module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the types of trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of trafficking in public health settings
  • Identify trauma-informed screening tools and techniques for use by public health professionals
  • Develop a trafficking response protocol for your organization and community using a public health model
  • Assess the needs of individuals who are at risk of trafficking or who may have experienced trafficking and coordinate services within a multidisciplinary network of service providers

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
  • Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Dentists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH
  • Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Individuals who are at risk of, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking access a variety of services. The SOAR framework is a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate response to human trafficking. It provides health care professionals with tailored information on how to identify and respond to human trafficking within their field. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the SOAR for Health Care module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the types of trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of trafficking in health care settings
  • Identify trauma-informed screening tools and techniques for use by health care providers
  • Develop a trafficking response protocol for your organization
  • Assess the needs of individuals who are at risk of trafficking or who may have experienced trafficking and coordinate services within a multidisciplinary network of service providers

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
  • Dentists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH
  • Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Individuals who are at risk of, currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking access a variety of services. The SOAR framework is a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate response to human trafficking. It provides social service professionals with tailored information on how to identify and respond to human trafficking within their field. The 2019 version of this module is also available in Spanish. However, the Spanish version is not eligible for CE/CME credits.

After completing the SOAR for Social Services module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the types of trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of trafficking in social service settings
  • Identify trauma-informed screening tools and techniques for use by social service professionals
  • Develop a trafficking response protocol for your organization
  • Assess the needs of individuals who are at risk of trafficking or who may have experienced trafficking and coordinate services within a multidisciplinary network of service providers  

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available

  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Social Workers – 1.0 cultural competency CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH
  • Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit

Individuals who have experienced human trafficking or are at risk of human trafficking access a variety of services. In this module, we build upon the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, and Trauma-Informed Care modules to provide school-based professionals with tailored information on how to identify and respond to human trafficking within their field.

After completing the SOAR for School-Based Professionals module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the types of trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of trafficking in school settings
  • Describe the importance of utilizing a trauma informed approach when addressing human trafficking in the school setting
  • Develop a trafficking response protocol for your organization
  • Assess the needs of individuals who are at risk of trafficking or who may have experienced trafficking, and coordinate services within a multidisciplinary network of service providers

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

This course is not eligible for CE/CME credits. You can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve this activity for credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Individuals who have experienced human trafficking or are at risk of human trafficking access a variety of services. In this module, we build upon the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, and Trauma-Informed Care modules to equip those serving Indigenous populations to better understand the issues surrounding human trafficking and its impact in American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

After completing the SOAR for Indigenous Communities module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe historic factors that contribute to the trafficking (both labor and sex trafficking) of Indigenous populations​
  • Describe trafficking in Indigenous communities​
  • Identify indicators of trafficking in Indigenous communities​
  • Describe trafficking resources relevant to Indigenous populations ​
  • Describe methods for honoring cultural practices while providing support to individuals who have experienced trafficking​
  • Explain ways to strengthen cross-jurisdictional collaborations to build comprehensive responses to trafficking in Indigenous communities

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

This course is not eligible for CE/CME credits. You can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve this activity for credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

This training will equip disaster management professionals with the information and resources they need to prevent, identify, and respond to human trafficking during and after disasters or emergencies. We strongly encourage disaster management professionals to also take our SOAR Online modules: Trauma-Informed Care, and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.

After completing the module, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the nexus between human trafficking and a disaster.
  • Educate and engage diverse stakeholders for support before, during, and after a disaster or emergency.
  • Prepare educational and outreach materials.
  • Conduct assessments for communication touchpoints.
  • Connect individuals to resources and services to prevent and respond to trafficking.

This module will take approximately .5 hour to complete.

This course is not eligible for CE/CME credits. You can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve this activity for credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Advanced (201) Human Trafficking Trainings

SOAR for SANE is jointly provided by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This module is funded by the Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons through the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center. This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurse, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The SOAR trainings are developed in collaboration with subject matter experts in the field, including those with lived experiences, and partner organizations. 

After completing the SOAR for SANE module, learners will be able to:

  • Implement guiding principles to identify indicators of trafficking in a clinical setting
  • Use a trauma-informed, person-centered, multidisciplinary approach
  • Assess the unique needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking through obtaining a health history and completing a thorough patient physical assessment
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to deliver appropriate services to individuals who have experienced trafficking
  • Share the importance of trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in your work environment 

Prior to taking this 201-level module, you need to complete the following SOAR Online modules:

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available 

  • Nurses – 2.0 contact hours

This is an advanced training developed in collaboration with Asian Health Services that builds upon the SOAR Online modules: SOAR to Health and Wellness, Trauma-Informed Care, and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. It is designed to address ethical considerations and obligations for providers when working with individuals who may have experienced trafficking within a service delivery setting.

After completing the module, learners will be able to:

  • Analyze potential ethical dilemmas related to documenting, discussing, and reporting potential trafficking.
  • Discern when and how to protect privacy and confidentiality of individuals who may have experienced trafficking.
  • Apply appropriate ethical principles in a variety of situations when working with individuals who may have experienced trafficking.
  • Assess various factors, including applicable laws and regulations, to ensure ethical decision making. 
  • Share the importance of ethical decision making when working with individuals who have experienced trafficking with others in your work environment.

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Prior to taking this 201-level module, you need to complete the following SOAR Online modules:

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available 

  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
  • Dentists - 1.0 CE credit
  • Social Workers – 1.0 ethics CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH credit
  • Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit
  • Case Managers – 1.0 CE contact hour

This is an advanced training that builds upon the SOAR Online modules: SOAR to Health and Wellness, Trauma-Informed Care, and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. In this training, organizations and providers consider different approaches to ask – and educate - individuals about potential trafficking.

After completing the module, learners will be able to:

  • Determine whether universal education and/or screening is the best fit for your organizational setting.
  • Apply a trauma-informed and person-centered approach to assess potential risks of trafficking, as well as past or current trafficking.
  • Incorporate universal education into your service delivery, if applicable, as a prevention and intervention approach to trafficking that empowers the individual.
  • Incorporate validated or evidence-based screening tools into your service delivery, if applicable, to identify possible risks of trafficking and determine an appropriate response.

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Prior to taking this 201-level module, you need to complete the following SOAR Online modules:

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available 

  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
  • Dentists - 1.0 CE credit
  • Social Workers – 1.0 clinical CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH credit
  • Case Managers – 1.0 CE contact hour

This is an advanced training that builds upon the SOAR Online modules: SOAR to Health and Wellness, Trauma-Informed Care, and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. It teaches providers about the intersection between substance use, co-occurring disorders and human trafficking. This training also includes information about potential indicators of substance use and/or co-occurring disorders, and different treatment options.

After completing the module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between substance use, trauma, and mental health.
  • Identify how traffickers use substances to exploit individuals for trafficking.
  • Determine specific interventions to support each stage of change.
  • Examine different treatment options for substance use disorders.
  • Share the importance of trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in your work environment. 

This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. There is no fee for this educational activity.

Prior to taking this 201-level module, you need to complete the following SOAR Online modules:

Recognizing that CE/CME needs vary depending on the profession or state/local requirements, if the below credits do not meet your needs, you can print the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course and submit to your state or local board to see if they will approve the credit. Please contact SOAR@nhttac.org with questions and to let us know how we may improve the process for requesting CE/CME through local/state boards.

Credits Available 

  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians – 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs)
  • Psychologists – 1.0 CE credit
  • Nurses – 1.0 contact hour
  • Social Workers – 1.0 clinical CE credit
  • Public Health Professionals – 1.0 CPH credit
  • Health Education Specialists – 1.0 entry-level CECH credit
  • Healthcare Team – 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit
  • Case Managers – 1.0 CE contact hour

Privacy and Confidentiality

Confidential information will only be disclosed as it is required under Federal, state, and local human subjects laws and regulations. Personal identifiers will not be collected to evaluate any SOAR Online module. Usernames are never associated with the evaluation data. Evaluation findings are stored within the learning management system in an account accessible only by the evaluation team members with a username and password. All data will be aggregated and/or presented as themes and no personal identifiable information will be reported.