American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016-3007
Phone: (202) 966-7300
Fax: (202) 966-2891
The mission of AACAP, a professional medical organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists, is to promote mentally healthy children, adolescents, and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support, and collaboration.
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard - PO Box 927
P.O. Box 927
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007-1098
Phone: (202) 347-8600,(847) 434-4000
Fax: (202) 393-6137,(847) 434-8000
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a national, nonprofit membership organization of pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists that produces professional training materials and public education materials on pediatric topics including child maltreatment. Its mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) is a member-based interest group which provides an educational forum for the discussion of problems with treatments relating to child abuse and neglect and its prevention. For more information, visit http://www2.aap.org/sections/childabuseneglect/.
The AAP's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect is concerned with issues relating to the physical, sexual, and mental abuse and neglect of children, adolescents, and their families. The committee develops appropriate policy recommendations and serves as a liaison with other organizations concerned with the health and well-being of children and their families.Education Specific:
The Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP The Curriculum®) provides pediatric professionals a way to complete their continuing medical education credits and to study for the Pediatric Maintenance of Certification. For additional information, see http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/Committees-Councils-Sections/Section-on-young-physicians/Pages/PREP.aspx.
The PREP: CAP (Pediatrics Review Education Program: Child Abuse Pediatrics) provides child abuse specialists, general pediatricians, other physicians, and allied health professionals with an intensive review and update of topics in child abuse pediatrics and enables participants to apply child abuse updates and case presentations readily in their own practice settings.
Other training resources include but are not limited to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (ALPS) curriculum. ALPS presents the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting. For more information, see http://www.aplsonline.com/.
The Healthy Children website offers tips and training for parents on a variety of issues such as safety and injury prevention, mental health, and child development. For more information, see http://www.healthychildren.org/.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
1706 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 827-1321
Toll-Free: (877) 402-7722
Fax: ( 614) 251-6005
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment.
APSAC is committed to:
- Preventing and eliminating the recurrence of child maltreatment;
- Promoting research and guidelines to inform professional
- Connecting professionals from the many disciplines to promote the best response to child maltreatment; and
- Educating the public about child abuse and neglect.
APSAC's Advanced Training Institutes offer in-depth training on selected topics. taught by nationally recognized leaders in the field of child maltreatment. For more information on the Institutes, see http://www.apsac.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=54086&orgId=apsac
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5500
Toll-Free: (800) 374-2721
The American Psychological Association, based in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to promote human rights, health, wellbeing and dignity. APA’s work benefits society and improves people’s lives. The APA Violence Prevention Office (VPO) coordinates APA’s activities related to violence and injury prevention, and treatment on topics associated with child maltreatment, trauma, media violence, and youth violence. VPO major functions are: (a) Coordination of the development, implementation, and evaluation of two major programs: the ACT/Raising Safe Kids Program (parenting skills training and child maltreatment prevention program) and The Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence Program ( training for mental health and other professionals on trauma, assessment tools and treatment models for children victimized by violence); (b) Development of training and educational materials, technical assistance and training to professionals and organizations participating in both programs; (c) Dissemination of research-based knowledge, information, and materials to professionals and the general public on violence, prevention and related topics through Web (www.actagainstviolence.apa.org), Facebook page www.Facebook.com/ACTRaisingSafeKids and other social media outlets; (d) Collaboration with other national associations, national collaboratives, and federal agencies to promote the contributions of psychology and psychologists to the understanding and prevention of violence.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
4900 Griffith Drive, Suite 274
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Phone: (503) 643-1023
Fax: (503) 643-5084
ATSA is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to principles that foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education, and provide for the advancement of standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment.
CAST-Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586
Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: (213) 365-1906
Fax: (213) 365-5257
General Scope: CAST is a coalition of organizations who share a commitment to human rights and social justice by ending the modern-day slave trade. CAST partners with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government agencies, locally and internationally, to build a powerful movement to end modern-day slavery. Reaching out to communities where potential victims of trafficking may reside, CAST offers client services such as providing survivors with legal representation, social services, and shelter at no charge to the client, training on identifying potential trafficking victims, and practitioners’ guides on human rights and health to inform a variety of audiences.
Center for Human Trafficking Awareness
3200 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
Phone: (727) 341–4437
General Scope: The Center for Human Trafficking Awareness is a clearinghouse for training, speakers, publications, and community resources addressing human trafficking.
Training Specific: The Center provides in-person training in the Southeastern United States as well as online resources. The Center partners with the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide tuition-free training. Training offerings include an in-person introductory 8-hour course for social service providers who may encounter human trafficking victims, law enforcement that may investigate the cases, and task force members.
Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1196
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone: (314) 935-8129
The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (CVIP) promotes healthy young families and healthy young adults by advancing evidence-based violence prevention through a range of education, research, & training activities on topics that include child abuse and neglect and sexual violence.
CVIP's partners and collaborators include multiple universities and community-based agencies serving the most vulnerable populations.
CVIP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chadwick Center For Children and Families
Children's Hospital and Health Center
3020 Children's Way, MC 5017
San Diego, California 92123
Phone: (858) 966-8572
Fax: (858) 966-8018
The Chadwick Center's mission is to protect children and strengthen families through prevention, treatment, education, public policy, advocacy, and research in the areas of child maltreatment and family violence. The Center uses a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach.Training Specific:
The Chadwick Center offers accredited Professional Education to those involved in fields of prevention, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse and family violence.
Major educational activities include the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment (http://www.sandiegoconference.org/
), the Clinical Training Program for visiting professionals, the weekly multidisciplinary Child Protection Team Case Conference, and various local, county, and state trainings funded through contracts.
Child Lures Prevention
5166 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482
Phone: (802) 985-8458
Fax: (802) 985-8418
The primary goals of Child Lures Prevention are to raise public awareness concerning the prevalence of childhood sexual exploitation and related crimes against children and to make prevention of these crimes a national priority.
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
1401 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: (404) 872-5152
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national science-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research, education, and family support. Its focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment.
St. Vincent's Center/Catholic Charities
2600 Pot Spring Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Phone: (410) 252-4000
The Child Safe program is a national outreach and educational program aimed at preventing and reducing the negative impact of abuse on children, with a special emphasis on sexual abuse.Training Specific:
The Child Safe program offers workshops, educational materials, and online training programs for primary caregivers, professionals, volunteers and children around the topics of sexual abuse awareness, prevention, and intervention. For more information, please see http://www.childsafeeducation.com/trainingcenter.html.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
330 C Street, S.W
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
Toll-Free: (800) 394-3366
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Phone: (480) 922-8212
Toll-Free: (800) 4AC-HILD
TDD: (800) 2AC-HILD
Fax: (480) 922-7061
Childhelp® is dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.
Coalition for Children
Coalition for Children, Inc.
P.O. Box 6304
Denver, Colorado 80206
Phone: (303) 320-6328
Fax: (303) 809-6328
The Safe Child Program is a curriculum which teaches prevention of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by people known to the child; prevention of abuse and abduction by strangers; and safety in self-care. Presented in a preschool through third grade series, it teaches a broad base of life skills.
Crimes Against Children Research Center
University of New Hampshire
No. 126 Horton Social Science Center
20 College Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1888
Fax: (603) 862-1122
The mission of the Crimes Against Children Research Center is fighting crimes against children by providing research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature and impact of crimes such as child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse.
Darkness to Light
7 Radcliffe Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Phone: (843) 965-5444
Toll-Free: (866) FOR-LIGH T8663675444
Fax: (843) 965-5449
Darkness to Light is a primary prevention program whose mission is to engage adults in the prevention of child sexual abuse; to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults; and to provide adults with information to recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Enough Abuse Campaign
14 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617) 742-8555
The Enough Abuse Campaign is a national campaign working to prevent child sexual abuse. Developed in Massachusetts in 2002, the campaign has now been adopted in six other states, including California and New York. The campaign provides adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to silence and the child sexual abuse epidemic. In addition to the in-person trainings and curriculum about the prevention of child sexual abuse, the Enough Abuse Campaign has launched the first evidence-informed school-based training designed for all staff and faculties in private and public schools to recognize boundary-violating behaviors and identify ways in which codes of conduct and screening procedures can be modified to better protect children and youth.
2400 North 45th Street
Seattle, Washington 98103
Phone: (206) 634-1903
Fax: (206) 634-0115
The FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious educational resource that addresses issues of sexual and domestic violence. The Institute's goals are to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to serve as a bridge between the religious and secular communities.
Family Research Laboratory
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3586
Phone: (603) 862-1122
Phone: (603) 862-1888
The Family Research Laboratory devotes its attention to understanding family violence and the effect of violence on families through literature reviews and research-based studies. Research topics include all aspects of family violence and abuse, including physical abuse of children, corporal punishment of children, child sexual abuse, pornography, violence between siblings, parental abductions, and missing and abducted children.
First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center
Phone: (218) 727-8353
Toll-Free: (877) 599-9995
Fax: (218) 727-3747
First Witness™ provides forensic interview training that teaches multidisciplinary teams of professionals in law enforcement, law, child protection, and the judiciary how to conduct child-friendly, non-traumatic, forensic interviews of children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse.
The First Witness forensic interview training is accredited by the State of Minnesota for continuing education units for social workers, lawyers, law enforcement professionals, and psychologists.
2 Massasoit Street
San Francisco, California 94110
Phone: (415) 285-6658
Fax: (415) 861-6659
The mission of Generation Five is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations. Through suvivor leadership, community organizing, and public action, Generation Five works to interrupt and mend the impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities.
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
10065 Old Grove Road
San Diego, California 92131
Phone: (858) 527-1860
Fax: (858) 527-1743
The Family Violence Sexual Assault Institute has now merged with Alliant International University to form the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). The IVAT is an international resource, research and training center that includes all areas of violence, abuse and trauma. The Institute encompasses multiple centers, which focus on family violence in the broad sense, sexual assault, youth and school violence, workplace violence, violence prevention, and traumatic stress.
The Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on a local, national, and international level by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving networking among professionals, and assisting with program evaluation, consultation, and training to promote violence-free living.Training Specific:
IVAT provides workshops and educational training on all aspects of family violence, sexual assault, child maltreatment, aggression, trauma, intervention and prevention programs, assessment, forensic issues, and policy development. For more information, see http://www.ivatcenters.org/trainings-ces-certifications
International Center for Assault Prevention
900 Hollydell Court
Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Phone: (856) 582-8282
Toll-Free: (800) 258-3189
Fax: (856) 582-3588
The International Center for Assault Prevention, ICAP, is an international prevention program that works with individuals, groups, and communities who desire to advocate and protect children by starting a CAP project in their town. Training Specific:
Training programs for various age groups, from preschool through the teens years, as well as training for adults, is available. For more information, please see .http://www.internationalcap.org/programs_approach.html
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045-7106
Phone: (303) 864-5220
Fax: (303) 864-5222
The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a global cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
ISPCAN's mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor.
Justice Planning Management Associates
P.O. Box 5260
Augusta, Maine 04332
Phone: (207) 621-8600
: Human Trafficking–Intro for Law Enforcement
, a free online training, provides an overview of the problem of human trafficking in the United States and the legal framework to help address it. Training includes web-based multimedia lessons with an audio presentation track, instructional graphics and text, and learner interactives. Training audiences include law enforcement and task force members.
Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045
The Kempe Children's Center is a clinically based resource providing training, consultation, program development and evaluation, and research in child abuse and neglect. The Center is committed to multidisciplinary approaches to the prevention, identification, and treatment of all forms of abuse and neglect.Training Specific:
Kempe provides advanced training for front-line professionals who will subsequently become child abuse and neglect experts in their communities. Examples of trainings offered include:
- Training Opportunities through the Colorado Department of Human Services;
- Perpetration Prevention Training;
- Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth: A Goal Oriented Approach.
4768 Broadway #527
New York, New York 10034
A goal of MaleSurvivor is to overcome the sexual victimization of boys and men by helping professionals and others to better understand and treat adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 224-2150
Fax: (703) 224-2122
General Scope: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. The Center sponsors the CyberTipline for online reporting of the sexual exploitation or molesting of children.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NCCTS -- University of California, Los Angeles
11150 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 770
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: (310) 235-2633
Phone: (919) 667-9578
Phone: (919) 682-1552
Fax: (310) 235-2612
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a coalition of treatment centers from all over the country. The purpose of the NCTSN is to improve the quality, effectiveness, provision, and availability of therapeutic services delivered to all children and adolescents experiencing traumatic events. The Network will develop and disseminate evidence-based treatments, collect data for systematic study, and help to educate professionals and the public about the effects of trauma on children.
The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through a Congressional initiative, the Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. The NCTSN is jointly coordinated by UCLA and Duke University.
National Children's Advocacy Center
210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Fax: (256) 534-6883
The National Children's Advocacy Center provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families with a child-focused team approach. NCAC also operates the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center, which provides education and training to support the development of Children's Advocacy Centers nationwide.Training Specific:
The NCAC is one of the providers of training for professionals working with abused children and their families. These trainings are both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific. Training resources include:
- National Conferences (National Symposium on Child Abuse and the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention)
- Training Courses include three new trainings for professionals: Prosecuting Child Abuse 101: An Advocacy Course on Child Sexual Abuse, Victim Advocacy 101: Working with Child Victims and Witnesses, and Investigating Child Abuse 101: A Course for Law Enforcement Officers.
- Online Trainings (For those who cannot travel to one of the national conferences or the NCAC National Training Center, a series of free online training is available. Academy Online is designed to be viewed by either individuals or groups of child abuse professionals.)
- Additional Training Opportunities (The NCAC develops and delivers customized training sessions on a number of topics. These trainings can be delivered on-site at the NCAC Training Center in Huntsville, AL, or in the host community.) Additional information about all of these training resources is available online at http://www.nationalcac.org/training-opportunities.
National Children's Alliance
516 C Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: (202) 548-0090
Fax: (202) 548-0099
The National Children's Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization that provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve Children's Advocacy Centers. These Centers further the goal of serving abused children through a comprehensive approach to services for victims and their families.Training Specific:
A wide range of training opportunities can be found in the Comprehensive Training Catalogue For Children's Advocacy Centers
. The pdf version of the Catalogue is available for download. For more information about training resources, see http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=54.
National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO)
National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
The mission of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is, through a unified effort of national cross-disciplinary organizations and experts, to promote the healthy development of children and youth, and prevent and end their sexual abuse and exploitation.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
P.O. Box 65323
Washington, District of Columbia 20035
Phone: (202) 745-1001
Toll-Free: (888) 373-7888
Fax: (202) 745-1119
General Scope: The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) works to improve the national response to protect victims of human trafficking in the United States. The NHTRC is a Health and Human Services-funded, national, toll-free call center providing callers with a range of services including, crisis intervention, urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting, and comprehensive anti-trafficking resources and technical assistance for the anti-trafficking field and those who wish to get involved. Calls are answered in both English and Spanish and professional interpreting services can be accessed for other languages.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, Pennsylvania 17025
Phone: (717) 909-0710
Toll-Free: (877) 739-3895
Fax: (717) 909-0714
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention
. The organization collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach, and response strategies. The Center provides access to resources on reporting and recovery planning, serving child victims of sex trafficking, and addressing issues for specific populations vulnerable to sex trafficking, including children in foster care, missing and exploited children, adolescent boys, and Native women.
Office for Victims of Crime
810 Seventh Street NW, Eighth Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20531
Phone: (202) 307-5983
Fax: (202) 514-6383
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The OVC website contains resources and research from OVC and other Federal Government agencies, local and national direct assistance information, a map of services and task forces, and related funding opportunities for victims and survivors of human trafficking, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals. The Child Trafficking and Exploitation
site offers resources, forum discussions, and FAQs.
The OVC Training & Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides a diverse range of specialized training and technical assistance services related to human trafficking through its in-house subject matter experts and vetted consultants. Direct technical assistance is provided on task force formation, organizational structure, promising practices, revitalization, and other trafficking topics. In-person training and technical assistance, including distance consultation, tailored to requester’s needs, is available at no cost through OVC TTAC’s Customized Training and Technical Assistance Program. Any professional who encounters victims of human trafficking is eligible to request victim-centered training on human trafficking. OVC TTAC also can review protocols, training materials, and documents. Training audiences include attorneys, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals.
Office on Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20447
General Scope: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is committed to preventing human trafficking and ensuring that victims of all forms of human trafficking have access to the services they need. The site offers Blog posts, a Featured Resource, the opportunity to report a tip or request services, and visitors can subscribe to Human Trafficking’s Email and News Alerts.
Training Specific: A Resources section offers a list of organizations that provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of service providers and communities to respond to human trafficking as it intersects with multiple systems. A short synopsis and contact information on each is provided. Training audiences include youth-serving organizations, government agency service providers, and communities who respond to human trafficking.
27 Lakeview Drive
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
PANdora's Box is a compilation of information and resources on all facets of child abuse prevention and child protection. Major topical categories include Prevention and Protection (signs and symptoms, reporting, laws, etc.); Offenses (Internet crimes, missing children, sexual offenses and perpetrators, etc.); and Victims (domestic violence, survivors, victim services).
Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center
Phone: (631) 689-2672
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) provide national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management, and sexual assault prevention.
PFML/CVC is funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan’s Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose a risk to public safety.
P.O. Box 65323
Washington, District of Columbia 20035
Phone: (202) 745-1001
General Scope: Polaris is a nonprofit organization that operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), hosts the national hotline on human trafficking, and engages community members in local and national grassroots efforts. The organization’s work ranges from working with government leaders to protect victims’ rights to offering direct outreach and services to victims. The organization provides information on human trafficking, including information on special populations such as youth involved in child welfare and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Training Specific: Through the National Training and Technical Assistance Program, the Polaris Project works to ensure the implementation and institutionalization of anti-trafficking efforts and enhance community networking, coordination, and response. The Project offers in-person and online training as well as training of trainers, develops specialized curricula, offers consultation and technical assistance, and assists task forces, coalitions, and advocates with capacity building and sustainability. This includes providing information on Federal and State laws, promising practices, victim identification and assessment, and human trafficking trends. Training audiences include attorneys, judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals.
1269 Beacon Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 20446
Phone: (617) 232–1303 ex. 211
Fax: (617) 232-1280
General Scope: Project REACH provides consultation and brief mental health services to trafficking victims throughout the United States. Project REACH provides case consultation to local health providers regarding individuals who have been trafficked, offering expertise on trauma and mental health to local providers.
Training Specific: Project REACH offers in-person training and distance consultation about trafficking and trauma. Project REACH works to train local service providers, including first responders and law enforcement, who will be working with specific trafficking victims about relevant issues, including information on trafficking, the psychological effects of trauma, working with trafficking survivors (such as interviewing techniques), and culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions with survivors of trafficking.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
2000 L Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 544-1034
Toll-Free: (800) 656-HOPE
Fax: (202) 544-3556
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE), which provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock, and it carries out programs to prevent sexual assault and to help victims.
Safer Society Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, Vermont 05733-0340
Phone: (802) 247-3132
Fax: (802) 247-4233
General Scope: The Safer Society Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency, is a national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The Foundation provides training and consultation, research, sex offender treatment referrals, a computerized program network, and a resource library. It also publishes materials for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.
Training Specific: The Safer Society will help individuals, agencies, states, and organizations develop specialized training institutes on current and emerging topics related to sexual abuse prevention and treatment. To identify professional trainers or to set up a training event, please call for further information.
Shared Hope International
P.O. Box 65337
Vancouver, Washington 98665
Toll-Free: (866) HER-LIFE
General Scope: Shared Hope International is an international organization that brings together a network of committed professionals to prevent the conditions that promote sex trafficking, restore the lives of victims of sex slavery, and obtain justice for survivors. In addition, this organization seeks to inspire change through trafficking awareness campaigns and a broad range of advocacy efforts aimed at strengthening State and Federal legislative responses to sex trafficking.
Training Specific: Shared Hope International provides various training programs and resources designed to improve the identification of victims of sex trafficking and enhance agency management of these cases.
Customized training is also available and designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences that may come in contact with victims of domestic sex trafficking.
Stop It Now!
351 Pleasant Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Phone: (413) 587-3500
Toll-Free: (888) 773-8368
Stop It Now!® prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take action before a child is harmed. Stop It Now! provides support, information and resources for adults to take responsibility for creating safer communities.
Visit the Online Help Center at StopItNow.org for guidance and resources to prevent child sexual abuse.
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse
The mission of Stop the Silence is to increase awareness about and conduct programming to address the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse (CSA), and to address the relationships between this issue and the broader issues of overall family and community violence.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services/Anti-Trafficking Program
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017
Phone: (202) 541–3021
Training Specific: The training, Collaboration and Task Force Building to Combat Human Trafficking in Your Community, focuses on collaboration between law enforcement and social service providers; resource mapping and developing a community network of services for victims; multidisciplinary approaches to case management; no duplication of services; grassroots organizing; outreach and communication strategies; and advocacy. Training is usually offered at no cost in an in-person format or by live webinar. Training audiences include advocates, attorneys, government officials, law enforcement, social service providers, task force members, and allied professionals
Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute
803 Old Highway 8 NW, Suite 1
New Brighton, Minnesota 55125
Phone: (651) 917-2259
Toll-Free: (877) 917-2255
Training Specific: Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Victims of Crime, the Institute offers free online and classroom anti-trafficking training, including Advanced Human Trafficking Investigation Training and Human Trafficking in Indian Country-Tribal Youth Prevention Curriculum. The online course, Introduction to Human Trafficking Awareness Training, provides an overview of the problem of human trafficking in the United States and the legal framework to help address it. Training audiences include law enforcement, task force members, and adults who serve Tribal youth.
Violent Crimes Against Children
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20535-0001
General Scope: The mission of the Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) program is to provide a rapid, proactive, and comprehensive capacity to counter all threats of abuse and exploitation of children when those crimes fall under the jurisdiction and authority of the FBI; to identify and rescue child victims; to reduce the vulnerability of children to in-person and online sexual exploitation and abuse; to reduce the negative impact of domestic and international parental rights disputes; and to strengthen the capabilities of the FBI and federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners through training, intelligence sharing, technical support, and investigative assistance.