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Training Opportunities

There are multiple ways to join the fight to eradicate Human Trafficking. 

Being properly trained to know what to do, how and when to do it, is a great first step. 


SOAR to Health and Wellness Training



The SOAR training equips health care and social service professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking.

SOAR is for anyone interested in learning how to recognize and respond to human trafficking in health care or social service settings. Trainings will be available for:

  • Health care providers

  • Social workers

  • Public health professionals

  • Behavioral health professionals


After attending SOAR training, you will be able to:

  • Stop – Describe the scope of human trafficking in the United States

  • Observe – Recognize the verbal and non-verbal indicators of human trafficking

  • Ask – Identify and interact with individuals who have experienced trafficking using a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach

  • Respond – Respond effectively to potential human trafficking in your community by identifying needs and available resources to provide critical support and assistance

Commercially Sexual Exploited Children Training

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, Human Services



This introductory class is designed to help provide training to Child Welfare and Foster Family Agency staff on the topic of Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children/Youth (CSEC/CSEY). Foster youth are at higher risk of exploitation and this class will help staff understand issues related to CSEC/CSEY, risk factors, signs of exploitation, and strategies for supporting youth who have been commercially sexually exploited.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define Commercially Sexually Exploited Children/Youth

  • Identify basic legal issues related to CSEC/CSEY

  • Interpret acronyms of commonly used terms and agencies/initiatives involved in combating human trafficking

  • Identify common physical and behavioral indicators of commercial sexual exploitation as well as risk and warning signs

  • Describe how societal factors contribute to demand for commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth

  • Identify tools that can be utilized in the identification and assessment of victims of trafficking

This course will provide a framework for understanding the issues around CSEC/CSEY as well as how to identify, and address treatment and service needs for youth and develop a response to it within your community and agency.

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