Technical Assistance

We provide free training and technical assistance (TA) to build the capacity of health care, behavioral health, public health, and social services professionals, organizations, and communities that serve individuals who are currently experiencing, are at risk of experiencing, or have experienced human trafficking and their families.  Our technical assistance takes a public health approach, focusing on preventing and reducing trafficking.  

With support from our NHTTAC consultants, our TA is:

  • Survivor-informed 
  • Tailored to each target audience’s needs
  • Collaborative and multidisciplinary
  • Location-specific to address the human trafficking patterns of a particular area
  • Interactive with adult learning techniques
  • Evidence-based and results driven

We offer in-person workshops, online webinars, strategic planning aid, individual consultation and coaching, peer review of articles, and other assistance. 


Our TA in Action

Check out these examples of how various organizations are benefiting from our strategic TA:

  • Tribal Education  

We worked with an indigenous consultant from the LGBTQIA2S community to provide two rounds of training to help middle and high school faculty learn how best to support LGBTQIA2S students in order to help prevent exploitation.

  • Department of Health

We helped develop agency-wide best practices for human trafficking through a 5-year strategic plan. Through intensive coaching, we focused on survivor-centered approaches and establishing best practices. After officials completed a draft, we peer reviewed it and conducted an on-site visit to help them present their plan to key stakeholders. 

  • University Center of Excellence for Addiction and Recovery 

We delivered a training to a community of practitioners, providers, and researchers to help them gain a deeper understanding of human trafficking and how vulnerability and control concerns that may follow can contribute to substance use. We also held a working session to help develop a unified community response protocol.

  • Department of Human Services and Department of Health 

We worked together to modify our Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool and Guide to help professionals identify potential sex and labor exploitation and trafficking of minors. Afterward, we peer reviewed the state’s new Youth Trafficking and Exploitation Identification Guide and Youth Trafficking and Exploitation Identification Tool.  

Eligible Recipients

We provide training and technical assistance to a variety of organizations and professionals.

Customized Plan for Your Organization

Step 1

Provide information about your organization’s technical assistance needs.

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Step 2

We will contact you within 2 business days to learn more about your organization’s technical assistance needs.

Step 3

We will develop a technical assistance plan based on your organization’s needs and submit it to OTIP for approval. Once approved, NHTTAC will assign a consultant. This step typically takes 4–6 weeks.

Step 4

The assigned NHTTAC consultant will work with you to develop and deliver the technical assistance. This step typically takes 6–8 weeks.