Front-Line Professional Education Programs

FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING

United Against Human Trafficking’s “First Responder Training” is designed for fire fighters, paramedics, and EMT professionals. This 2 hour program was created based on the range of situations these professionals respond to as well as the high level of trust they hold within the community. First Responders act in a large array of locations and circumstances, making it imperative that they can identify a trafficking situation.

THIS TRAINING WILL OUTLINE:

  • The scope of human trafficking on a global, national, and local level
  • Define human trafficking based on federal laws
  • Demonstrate how victims are lured into trafficking situations
  • Portray the methods that traffickers use to control their victims
  • Instructs on how to identify a potential human trafficking victim and a potential trafficking location
  • Provide direct contacts for reporting tips and requesting assistance with potential victims

EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Most schools are equipped to handle various security issues, however human trafficking is an emerging threat to our schools. UAHT offers a 2 hour training designed to meet this new challenge by proactively preparing educators and school personnel to address this issue. Education professionals can serve a key role in identifying youth victims of human trafficking.

THIS TRAINING WILL OUTLINE:

  • The realities of human trafficking as it pertains to children
  • Portrays the methods that traffickers use to control their victims
  • Identifies vulnerabilities students may have that could increase their risk of being lured into a trafficking situation
  • Instructs on how to identify a potential human trafficking victim
  • Illustrates the importance of a school-wide response and provide sample protocols
  • Provide direct contacts for reporting tips and requesting assistance with potential victims

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TRAINING

UAHT offers an hour long training entitled, “Health Professionals and Human Trafficking: Look Beneath the Surface to H.E.A.R. Your Patient.” This training was created based on research that indicated 28% of human trafficking victims came in contact with the health care system while in captivity, but were not identified. This program aims to increase awareness among health care professionals and provide them with the skills necessary to help identify and respond to potential victims.

THIS TRAINING WILL OUTLINE:

  • The scope of human trafficking on a global, national, and local level
  • Portray the methods that traffickers use to control their victims
  • Instructs on how to identify a potential human trafficking victim
  • Illustrate how trauma-informed techniques will enhance interaction with a potential victim of human trafficking
  • Provide a sample response protocol for a patient that may be a victim of human trafficking
  • Provide direct contacts for reporting and requesting assistance for potential victims that adhere to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

HOSPITALITY TRAINING

Businesses can unknowingly be facilitators human trafficking. Hospitality professionals are in key places to interact with trafficking victims. Understanding how human trafficking can occur within this industry can result in the identification and restoration of trafficking victims. UAHT’s 1 hour “Hospitality Training” is available in both English and Spanish.

THIS TRAINING WILL OUTLINE:

  • The scope of human trafficking on a global, national, and local level
  • Discuss how victims are lured into trafficking situations
  • Reveal methods to identify a potential human trafficking victim that are specific to each job position within hospitality
  • Provide contacts for reporting and requesting assistance for potential victims

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

Law Enforcement professionals are the eyes and ears of the city and will frequently come into contact with trafficking victims. As primary first responders, it is essential that this group is able to identify a trafficking situation. UAHT’s 8 hour training meets all the requirements for the TCOLE 3271 “Advanced Human Trafficking” course.

THIS TRAINING WILL OUTLINE:

  • The scope of human trafficking on a global, national, and local level
  • Define and expand on federal and state human trafficking laws
  • Demonstrate how victims are lured into trafficking situations
  • Reveal methods to identify a potential human trafficking victim
  • Outline victim relief resources
  • Portray the mindset of the victims
  • Provide direct contacts for reporting and requesting assistance for potential victims

SOCIAL SERVICE TRAINING

The human trafficking training needs of social service providers are extremely diverse due to the broad range of services provided and populations served in the Greater Houston Area. For this reason, UAHT provides tailored two-hour long trainings that are designed to meet the needs of each facility. Each training defines human trafficking as a critical issue among social service professionals.

THIS TRAINING WILL OUTLINE:

  • The scope of human trafficking on a global, national, and local level
  • Portrays the methods that traffickers use to control their victims
  • Identifies vulnerabilities individuals may have that could increase their risk of being lured into a trafficking situation
  • Instructs on how to identify a potential human trafficking victim
  • Illustrate how trauma-informed techniques will enhance interaction with a potential victim of human trafficking
  • Outlines response protocol to individuals at risk of trafficking, currently held in a trafficking situation, and immediately post-rescue/escape
  • Provide direct contacts for reporting tips and requesting assistance with potential victims
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