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The Global Center on Human Trafficking is a leader in providing training by lived-experience professionals.   GCHT offers training opportunities on a wide variety of topics on and off-campus. Many of our trainings are web-based and can be tailored to the needs of the interested parties.   Our team of experts and lived experienced professionals can also develop custom workshops and trainings.

Lived Experience Anti-Trafficking Professional Partnership Program (LEAPP)

The Global Center on Human Trafficking is committed to the ethical and equal engagement of lived experience professionals in anti-trafficking policy, research and practice.

In an effort to fulfill this commitment and ensure that individuals with lived experience are ethically and equitably engaged in the anti-trafficking community, the GCHT has created the Lived Experience Anti-Trafficking Professional Partnership Program (LEAPP). LEAPP facilitates collaboration between lived experience professionals and the anti-trafficking field. LEAPP is a space where lived experience professionals from across the United States and the anti-trafficking field can partner in a sustainable, ethical, and inclusive manner.

LEAPP offers your organization the opportunity to work alongside human trafficking lived experience professionals in an equal, ethical, and sustainable manner. As a result of partnering with lived experienced professionals, your organization will:

Improve its effectiveness in addressing human trafficking.

● Learn ethical practices for working with Lived Experience Professionals and for survivors.
● Be trained on Lived Experience Partnerships.
● Receive support navigating partnerships with Lived Experienced Professionals.

If you would like to work with our LEAPP lived experience professionals, please contact Christabelle Robinson,

Human Trafficking 101

In partnership with lived experience experts, we will provide a unique perspective on the vulnerabilities that make individuals susceptible to trafficking in this 1.5 hour workshop. Learn how to recognize these vulnerabilities, understand their dynamics, and discover the red flags that may signal someone is at risk. Together, we will explore actionable steps that all of us can take to combat and prevent this pervasive issue.

Additionally, our survivor advocates will share essential insights on the support survivors need as they exit the world of trafficking. Discover how we can collectively build a more compassionate and equitable support system for those on their healing journey as they build new lifes post-exit.

Learning Objectives:
• Definition of labor and sex trafficking
• Why human trafficking occurs including root causes
• Who the traffickers are and how they recruit others
• Vulnerabilities that may make people targets of traffickers
• Where trafficking occurs
• Indicators of human trafficking
• Best practices of working with survivors of human trafficking
• How to report a potential case of human trafficking

Human Trafficking Training Libraries

Human trafficking is a heinous crime that occurs in virtually every community across the United States–from large urban cities to suburbs to small towns and villages. Survivors and victims of human trafficking report visiting libraries to use the wifi, computers, or bathrooms or for the quiet safe spaces they offer, but no one noticed the signs that they were being trafficked.

This 1.5 hour, introductory training by experts and lived experience professionals from the Global Center on Human Trafficking seeks to empower libraries to be part of the fight against human trafficking.

Learning Objectives:
• What is Human Trafficking?
• How do I recognize the signs?
• What is the appropriate response if you suspect human trafficking?
• How can libraries safely and responsibly address human trafficking?

Human Trafficking Training for Healthcare Professionals

This 2 hour workshop delves into the vital intersection of human trafficking and the healthcare industry. Many survivors of human trafficking report having sought out medical assistance during their trafficking situation. With this knowledge, we know healthcare professionals are in a prime position to identify and assist survivors and victims of human trafficking.

The workshop will provide participants with the crucial tools and knowledge to identify, address, and support potential trafficking victims within their care. Join us to discover how the healthcare sector can become a frontline defense against trafficking and play a pivotal role in the protection and healing of those affected by this grave issue.

Learning Objectives:
• Definition of labor and sex trafficking
• Why human trafficking occurs including root causes
• Who the traffickers are and how they recruit others
• Vulnerabilities that may make people targets of traffickers
• Indicators and how to recognize them in a healthcare setting
• Trauma-informed care with victims and survivors
• What to victims need?
• Case Study

The History and Intersection of Human Trafficking and Disabilities

This 1.5hr training explores the history of the disability community in the United States, and how human trafficking affects it’s community. We will also unveil the tactics of human traffickers use, shedding light on how they target persons with disabilities, their recruitment techniques, and means of maintaining control. In collaboration with lived experienced experts, we offer a unique perspective on the vulnerabilities that render persons with disabilities susceptible to trafficking, and the barriers victims face self identifying and exiting their trafficking situations.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify vulnerabilities
• Comprehend their underlying dynamics
• Discern warning signs indicating potential risks.
• Learn how to assess their services, locations, and programs to improve accessibility, equitability, diversity and inclusion
• Explore prevention of explotiation and trafficking within disability community

Training for Law Enforcement

The Global Center on Human Trafficking works to train law enforcement at the local, state, federal level. As conveners of the “National Expert Working Group on Improving and Understanding Investigations of Human Trafficking”, our trainings are survivor-informed and integrate best practices as identified by leading law enforcement experts across the country.
Human Trafficking Blue Safe Space Program for College Campuses

The Blue Safe Space Program works to provide a safe environment for anti-trafficking advocacy, support, and connecting individuals to the appropriate resources.The primary goal of the Blue Safe Space Program is to prevent human trafficking by raising awareness of the issue of human trafficking and to connect potential victims to appropriate resources and support.

This program consists of two components:
1) Completion of the Blue Safe Space 3-Hour Training
2) Signed Contract Agreeing to the Roles and Responsibilities of a Blue Safe Space Ambassador

If you would like to learn more about these specialized trainings, please reach out to: Christabelle Robinson, or check our events page for current scheduled trainings.