Each year, we speak to thousands of professionals and community members, training them to identify and get appropriate help for human trafficking victims they may encounter. Wherever we tell about human trafficking right here in our own backyards, people say, “I had no idea.” By increasing awareness, we reduce, bit-by-bit, the freedom traffickers have to operate here.
Examples of groups we’ve trained: Metro School Nurses, Tennessee Juvenile Court judges and staff, National Assoc. of Social Workers (Middle TN branch), Vanderbilt Center for Excellence, Vanderbilt Medical School, Hope Clinic for Women, Universities: Trevecca, Belmont, Volunteer State, Union, Lipscomb, Motlow, ITT, Austin Peay, DCS Intake, DCS Foster Parents, Rutherford Coalition Against Child Abuse, South Central Council on Children and Youth, Soroptimist International, Lion’s Club, Brentwood Rotary Int., Women’s Conference on Human Trafficking, Centerstone, Family, Youth and Infant (FYI) Division of the Metro Public Health Department, the Sexual Assault Center and Youth Villages.
If you would like us to speak at your school, civic group, professional organization, faith community or other group, email our Director of Community Outreach, Jill Rutter, at firstname.lastname@example.org with time, date, audience description, and contact name and number for your organization.
We also offer training for various professions that may have a higher incident of interaction with human trafficking and it’s victims, such as mass transit and the hotel industry. Course content includes general information about human trafficking in Tennessee, information for specific professions, and how to identify potential victims of human trafficking. Professional certification will be awarded on some courses. For more information email our Director of Community Outreach, Jill Rutter, at email@example.com.
Future courses are in development.