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Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program

Comprehensive services to victims (24 and under) of trafficking or sexual exploitation

 

TRAINING DESCRIPTIONS


The Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP) recognizes that survivor-led efforts are paramount in a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, culturally comprehensive approach to addressing human trafficking. The trainings below have been created in consultation with subject matter experts and advocates. They are free of charge and continuing education credits are offered for some trainings

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS & EDUCATION

HT 101:  Human Trafficking in Indiana: Identification, Recognition and Reportin
(For businesses and general community audiences)

Defining human trafficking, recognizing the different forms of trafficking and exploitation, understanding the scope in Indiana, identifying your role in anti-trafficking efforts. (1 hour)

*This training is available in Spanish 


HT 102: Human Trafficking of Indiana Youth: Identification and Collaborative Support of Victims and Survivors
(For youth workers and service providers)

Understanding human trafficking in Indiana and the scope of the issue among youth; recognizing risk factors that lead to heightened vulnerability and red flags that may indicate a trafficking situation; understanding reasons victims don’t self-identify or reach out for help; identifying trafficked youth and reporting tips; connecting survivors with resources and services. (2 hours)


HT 201: Human Trafficking of Indiana Youth: Serving and Empowering Victims and Survivors
(For service providers)

Understanding human trafficking and its components through the use of case studies, identifying risk factors and red flags, explaining the impacts of trafficking.  Participants will learn to identify techniques for identification of trafficked victims by building trust and support, and discuss how to build program capacity to respond through community partnerships. (2-3 hours)


HT 301: Treatment of Trafficked Persons for Clinicians
(for clinical providers)

 Assisting clinical providers in understanding the special considerations related to working with individuals with complex trauma, specifically related to human trafficking.  This training provides an opportunity for clinicians to utilize their current skills in unique ways and highlights the importance of therapeutic concepts in trauma-focused, human trafficking work.  Also discussed are tools and additional trainings and techniques that may be helpful in working with this population.  (2-3 hours)

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

Cultural Comprehension & the LGBTQ+ Community: Identifying Needs and Addressing Challenges in Service Provision (Part 1)
(For general community members)

This training session is designed to help build understanding and develop cultural comprehension as it relates to the LGBTQIA+ community. Youth who identify as LGBTQI+ are more likely to be marginalized and at risk for homelessness, running away, and becoming victims of violence and exploitation. This workshop will present a culturally comprehensive approach to understanding the needs of this youth subpopulation and strategies for creating positive relationships and environments that allow them to thrive. (2 hours)

*Created in partnership with the IPATH LGBTQIA+ working group


Trafficking in the LGBTQ+ Community (Part 2)
(For youth workers and service providers)

This training session is designed to help build understanding of the intersection of human trafficking and the LGBTQIA+ community. Youth who identify as LGBTQI+ are more likely to be marginalized and at risk for homelessness, running away, and becoming victims of violence and exploitation. This training will address those vulnerabilities to help service providers understand the need for culturally comprehensive strategies for creating positive relationships and environments that allow LGBTQIA+ youth to thrive. 

(2 hours)

*Part 1 of the LGBTQ+ training is a prerequisite for this training

**A combined LGBTQ+ Parts 1 & 2 training is available (3 hours) 

***Created in partnership with the IPATH LGBTQIA+ working group


Trauma Informed Care: A Survivor Centered Approach to Working with Human Trafficking 
(For youth workers and service providers)

This training focuses on the lasting impact of trauma on individuals involved with human trafficking.  It uses concepts from Trauma Informed Care, Survivor Centered work, Adverse Childhood Experiences and other techniques to help attendees understand how complex trauma impacts behavior, physical development, mental health and personal interactions.  It provides practical techniques that anyone working directly with an individual with complex trauma can use to develop positive relationships and assist with addressing the needs of this population.  (2 hours) 


Vulnerable Populations: Intersection of Human Trafficking and Substance Use                                             
(For rehabilitation/recovery support service providers, law enforcement, court officials, healthcare/treatment providers)

The main objective for this training is to highlight the intersection of human trafficking and substance use disorder.  This training will demonstrate the increased vulnerability of victims of human trafficking with substance use disorder and discuss the opioid epidemic and its impact on human trafficking.  Industries in substance use treatment that are vulnerable for recruitment for human trafficking and how long-term recovery process for clients of human trafficking may parallel with substance use disorder will also be explored. (2 hours)   


Human Trafficking in the Digital Age: The Rise of Sexual Exploitation on the Internet              
(For youth workers and general community audiences)

Exploitation and human trafficking have been depicted in film and tv for over a decade. While the representation has brought awareness to the issue, the portrayal is often littered with misinformation and false narratives. This training will highlight how these human trafficking myths have impacted news headlines, organizations, and even the social media applications youth are using. Participants will learn how this misinformation has made space for the rise of deceitful enticement and sexual exploitation online. (1.5 hours)

HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING FOR SPECIFIC FIELDS

HT Law Enforcement   

Human Trafficking of Indiana Youth: Identification and Collaborative Support of Victims and Survivors
(For law enforcement)

Defining human trafficking under federal and state law; understanding the scope of the problem among Indiana youth; recognizing red flags that may indicate a trafficking situation within a law enforcement context; learning reporting protocol; understanding trauma-informed best practices for interacting with potential victims; discussing evidence collection and charging considerations; learning available resources for survivors. (2 hours)

*Created in partnership with the Indiana State Police and Office of the Indiana Attorney General

**ITVAP presenters are certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB)

***Meets state requirements for Human Trafficking Law Enforcement training


HT Educators   

Human Trafficking of Indiana Youth: Identification and Collaborative Support of Victims and Survivors
(For educators) 

Understanding human trafficking in Indiana and the scope of the issue among youth.  Assisting educators with recognizing risk factors that present in educational settings that lead to heightened vulnerability and red flags that may indicate a trafficking situation.  Understanding reasons victims don’t self-identify or reach out for help and learning techniques for how to assess for a potential trafficking situation.  Includes information on identifying trafficked youth and reporting tips; connecting survivors with resources and services. (2 hours)

*Meets state requirements for Human Trafficking educator training


HT Healthcare:  Human Trafficking Healthcare Provider Awareness and Recognition
(For healthcare providers)

Defining human trafficking in Indiana; understanding the role of healthcare professionals in addressing human trafficking; learning how to identify and interact with patients who may be victims; understanding reporting protocol and how to connect survivors with resources; discussing statewide and regional collaborative efforts. (2.5 hours)

 *Created in partnership with the Healthcare Working Group of Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans (IPATH) Task Force


Human Trafficking in a Healthcare Setting: A Trauma Informed Approach to Identification and Treatment
(For healthcare providers)

A follow up to the Human Trafficking Healthcare training, this session provides information on how to identify, interact with and treat individuals with human trafficking or complex trauma backgrounds.  Using case studies, the training walks through scenarios that are often found in a healthcare setting and how they may be indicative of a trafficking situation.  This training also provides practical tools and models of practice that can be used in a healthcare setting.  (2.5 hours)

*The HT Healthcare training is a prerequisite for this training


HT Residential 

Human Trafficking of Indiana Youth: Identification and Collaborative Support of Victims and Survivors
(For staff of residential and detention facilities) 

 Understanding human trafficking in Indiana and the scope of the issue among youth.  Survivors of Human Trafficking may be admitted to a residential setting due to significant trauma, behavioral issues, or illegal activities.  Staff working with these youth would benefit from recognizing risk factors that present in residential settings that lead to heightened vulnerability and red flags that may indicate a trafficking situation.  Attendees will also discuss the reasons victims may not self-identify or reach out for help and learning techniques for how to assess for a potential trafficking situation.  Includes information on identifying trafficked youth and reporting tips; connecting survivors with resources and services. (2 hours) 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CLINICAL TRAINING

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
(For clinical providers)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specialized clinical approach that has been used to treat individuals with complex trauma related to human trafficking.  This training outlines the history of DBT, what basic concepts comprise the approach, how it is used, and how to get more information about becoming a provider.  

(1.5 hours)

*Attendees will not be certified to practice DBT as a result of this training 


Narrative Therapy 
(For clinical providers)

Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people identify their values and the skills associated with them. It provides individuals with knowledge of their ability to live these values so they can effectively confront current and future problems. This training focuses on the unique aspects of narrative therapy in providing treatment to marginalized populations and outlines the 5-stage framework that this technique uses to assist therapist is identifying therapeutic goals.  (1.5 hours)


Trauma Bonding and Human Trafficking: 
(For direct care staff, DCS/social services, therapists, social workers)

Trauma Bonding is a phenomenon that occurs when an individual develops an unhealthy bond with an abuser.  In the field of huma trafficking, this phenomenon can be especially difficult to understand and address in a clinical setting.  This training will define Trauma Bonding Theory, address the concepts specifically as they pertain to Human Trafficking survivors, and discuss techniques for working with trauma bonded individuals. (1.5 hours)   

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS

The following trainings are provided by ITVAP staff with specialized training and certification.  The content was created outside the agency, but ITVAP appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with individuals and organizations in the community to be able to provide these trainings.  

“What Would I Do?” Youth Curriculum 
(For youth in grades 7-12) 

“What Would I Do?” is human trafficking prevention curriculum designed to foster critical thinking about healthy relationships, develop a proactive response to harmful cultural messages, and identify action steps for responding to unsafe situations. Age-specific modules have been created with relevant, real life scenarios that encourage student engagement.  The curriculum is provided by trained facilitators and aligns with many Indiana Academic Standards.  (2 hours- can be divided into 2 days)

*Developed by Allies Inc. (formerly Purchased) in conjunction with the IPATH Youth Working Group 


HT Law Enforcement

Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC)
(For law enforcement)

Designed by the Texas Department of Patrol to provide the knowledge base, tools, and resources available for an officer to identify individuals who pose a high risk to children and to assess the situation of a child who may be missing, in danger, trafficked, exploited, or at risk and what lawful immediate actions to take to protect the child.  (4 hour condensed version or 16-hour full version) 

*Facilitated by certified instructors from ITVAP and the Indiana State Police


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
(For youth workers and general population)

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood.  ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education and job opportunities. However, ACEs can be prevented.  This training discusses the impact of ACEs on development and how we, as a collective society, can work to decrease ACEs and their impact on future generations.  (1-2 hours)

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 *This training was created by Dr. Rob Anda and is provided in conjunction with the Indiana ACEs Coalition

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