Many individuals who have experienced trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals during and after their exploitation, but still remain unidentified. The SOAR training equips professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking. By applying a public health approach, SOAR seeks to build the capacity of communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking and understand the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking. After attending this workshop, you will be able to: Stop – Describe the scope of human trafficking in the United States; Observe – Recognize the verbal and non-verbal indicators of human trafficking; Ask – Identify and interact with individuals who have experienced trafficking using a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach; Respond – Respond effectively to potential human trafficking in your community by identifying needs and available resources to provide critical support and assistance.
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.
Share the importance of trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in your work environment.