Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

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Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Training

Subcommittee on Training, Data & Outreach

The Arizona Human Trafficking Council's Subcommittee on Training/Data & Research develops and facilitates training on the identification of and response to trafficking victims across the state of Arizona. These trainings are based in best practice and promote multidisciplinary collaboration.

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Trainings provided by this committee include education on:

  • National and state definitions of human trafficking
  • State and local response resources
  • The issue of demand
  • School based prevention education
  • A study of  Arizona specific trafficking cases

The subcommittee is also charged with collecting and analyzing data on human trafficking in Arizona.

Training in Arizona

Through the promotion of multidisciplinary collaboration, the Arizona Human Trafficking Council continues to guide Arizona's statewide response to sex and labor trafficking with an increased focus on providing trauma-informed care. The Council also partners with the Governor's Youth Commission and their newly-formed human trafficking committee to ensure that teenagers have access to age-appropriate human trafficking awareness materials and resources to educate and support their peers.

In 2018, the primary goal of the Council was to continue to promote public awareness on the issues of human trafficking, victims services and prevention, through trainings, data analysis, and collaboration.

Since the inception of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council in 2014, members have provided trainings and awareness presentations to over 31,000 professionals and community members statewide. 

Human Trafficking Training

2018 Statewide Outreach

From May 2018 through December 2018, in collaboration with the Service Enterprise Initiative and Service and Volunteerism issue areas, Ms. Joanna Juaregui, the GOYFF Human Trafficking Prevention AmeriCorps VISTA member, conducted "Introduction to Human Trafficking" awareness presentations across the state. 

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The presentations included information on:

  • Definitions related to human trafficking
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Implications of human trafficking on victims and society
  • Local resources to combat human trafficking at a community level

To date, 264 community members representing 149 organizations have received an introductory presentation on the issue.

Additional information on outreach efforts in Arizona can be found in the Human Trafficking Council's 2018 Annual Report.

Online Training

The National Human Trafficking Hotline has developed an online training - "Human Trafficking 101" - to deliver an overview of human trafficking and the current anti-trafficking response in the United States. The online training module is designed to help stakeholders identify and respond to human trafficking and includes information on:

  • Federal definition of human trafficking
  • Descriptions of sex and labor trafficking
  • Identifying human trafficking victims
  • Understanding the mindset of human trafficking victims
  • The United States' anti-trafficking response network

NHTRC Overview of Child Sex Trafficking

Additional Training Resources

Blue Campaign

Human trafficking awareness training from the US Department of Homeland Security.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

No-cost training, technical assistance and resources for law enforcement and others who investigate cases of crimes committed against children.

National Criminal Justice Training Center

Pre-recorded webinars on a variety of topics related to human trafficking.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Interactive trainings & pre-recorded webinars on a variety of topics related to human trafficking.

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Training for investigators and prosecutors on child sex trafficking and the unique circumstances involved in the trafficking of minors.

Safe Action Project

Online training for hospitality employees about the warning signs of human trafficking, with a focus on child sex trafficking.

Training Resources United to Stop Trafficking

Workshops, networking, and training hosted by Training and Resources United to Stop Trafficking (TRUST) and partners.

Training Publications

For Adult Probation Officers

With proper training, Probation Officers can begin to identify victims and help them receive the services needed to exit the life of prostitution.

For Child Protective Services

A sex trafficking and sexual exploitation training tool for Child Protective Services from the ASU School of Social Work Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.

For EMS Providers

As an EMS provider, you are often the first set of eyes on trafficking victims. Through proper intervention, you could aid in victim rescue and ultimate recovery.

For Health Care Providers

A sex trafficking and sexual exploitation training tool for Health Care Providers from the ASU School of Social Work Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.

For Mental Health Providers

A sex trafficking and sexual exploitation training tool for Mental Health Providers from the ASU School of Social Work Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.

For School Educators and Administrators

A teen sex trafficking and sexual exploitation training toolkit.

How to Talk to Your Children

Tools to help you talk to your children about human trafficking.

Teen Sex Trafficking Awareness Training

Tools to equip students and teachers with the right knowledge about sex trafficking.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Dec 2019

Arizona Human Trafficking Council meeting

1700 West Washington Street
The Executive Tower, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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