January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center offers ways to assist health and wellness professionals.
Many individuals who have experienced human trafficking come into contact with health care and social service providers during and after their exploitation. The SOAR to Health and Wellness Training Program is designed to help you identify and respond to those who are at risk of, are currently experiencing, or have experienced trafficking and connect them with the resources they need.
Trainings are for professionals, organizations, and communities that address human trafficking in health care, behavioral health, public health, and social services settings.
SOAR is a nationally recognized, accredited training program delivered by NHTTAC on behalf of the Office on Trafficking in Persons in partnership with the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
SOAR teaches professionals how to:
• Describe the types of trafficking and human and common risk factors.
• Identify individuals and environmental indicators of trafficking.
• Address individual needs by coordinating by coordinating across multidisciplinary partners to deliver appropriate services.
• Screen and identify individuals who have experienced trafficking or who have increased risk factors for trafficking using a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
To learn more visit SOAR