Human Trafficking: Introduction | eLearning | Resources

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Resources


While doing the research for this eLearning program, we came across some excellent resources that you might find helpful. We will continue to add links and book recommendations as we find more resources. Please contact Patti <hyperlinked to email> if you have a terrific resource that you’d like for us to consider adding to this page.

HT Awareness for Healthcare Tri-fold Learning Aid This printable pdf is designed to assist staff in remembering the key points and action strategies of our eLearning program.

How to Evaluate Online Training Programs provides 10 questions you may want to ask in order to determine which online training program best meets your needs.

HT Hotline Resource Card  (Coming soon!) is a wallet sized card pdf that you can print and give to HT victims who may want to seek help later.

Release Shame: Guide to Comforting Victims  provides a list of words and phrases that you can use with trafficking victims to release their shame and encourage them to move forward in their lives.

Building Trust: Guide to Comforting Victims provides a list of words and comforting phrases that you can use with trafficking victims to help them take action and get free from trafficking.

Trafficking Terms provides you with the typical words used by trafficking victims and their pimps. Using these words will show your patients that you understand their world.



Here are some of our favorite HT websites for resources and research.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Host to the national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

Polaris Project

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. They systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Their comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what they do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.

Heal Trafficking

Their mission is to unify and mobilize interdisciplinary professionals combating human trafficking through a health care lens, and to serve as a centralized resource on health for the broader anti-trafficking community.

Darkness to Light

Their programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. They have a child protection training class for parents/guardians/families.

Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms is a powerful community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. They employ more than 50 survivors through our social enterprises which include a natural body care company, Thistle Stop Cafe, artisan studio, and global marketplace called Shared Trade.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through our three-pronged approach – prevent, restore, and bring justice.  They give each state a yearly report card on their HT efforts.

Reading Recommendations


Ruth Rondon, Can Anybody Hear Me? Living Outside Your Reach, 2016.  (Coming Soon!)

Rachel Lloyd, Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself. HarperCollins, 2011.

Brene Brown, Ph.D, LSW, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transform the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Avert, 2012.

Bessel van der Kolk MD, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Viking, 2014.

Lynn Mary Karjala, Understanding Trauma and Dissociation: A Guide for Therapists, Patients & Loved Ones, Thomas Max Publishing, 2007.

Holly Austin Smith, Walking Prey: How America’s Youth Are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery (survivor story), St. Martin’s Press, 2014.


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