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December/January 2024Vol. 24, No. 10New Human Trafficking Microlearnings Support Child Welfare Workers

The Administration for Children and Families Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) recently announced the launch of two new free microlearnings developed for frontline child welfare and other youth-serving professionals and programs to strengthen screening for human trafficking and safety planning.

The following 30-minute modules are self-paced, interactive, and ideal for busy professionals:

  • Safety Planning and Multidisciplinary Response for Child Welfare Professionals: This training helps learners identify the key components of safety planning to mitigate the risk of human trafficking; understand the benefit of a multidisciplinary response to human trafficking; and evaluate strategies for applying trauma-informed, person-centered, and culturally responsive strategies to intervention and prevention.
  • Human Trafficking Screening for Child Welfare Professionals: Participants of this training module will learn to identify strategies, tools, and requirements for screening a child or youth for potential human trafficking experiences; recognize individual and environmental indicators of trafficking; apply trauma-informed, person-centered, and culturally responsive screening strategies to the trafficking screening process; and understand what should be included in child or youth trafficking screening documentation.

A certificate of completion is available at the end of each course.

These resources, developed through a partnership between the ACF Office on Trafficking in Persons, Children’s Bureau, and Family and Youth Services Bureau, implement Priority Action 3.2.2 to enhance capabilities to locate children missing from foster care as part of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.

To access these modules and much more, create a free account on the TRAIN Learning Network website.

To learn more about ACF’s commitment to preventing human trafficking and ensuring that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the services they need, visit the OTIP website.