Online Certificate on Human Trafficking for Youth-Serving Professionals
The McCain Institute’s Certificate on Human Trafficking is now open for enrollment! Created in partnership with the National Network for Youth and Arizona State University, this two course sequence ensures participants understand the fundamentals of human trafficking and know how to respond to youth experiencing trafficking in trauma-informed ways.
Is this certificate right for me?
Yes! This course is designed for many levels of providers from executive leadership to program specialists, outreach coordinators and case managers. As tireless advocates and allies for these young people, you can make a difference in their lives by being able to identify survivors of trafficking, connect them to the services they need, as well as help prevent trafficking from happening in the first place.
Guided by an Advisory Group of leading researches and experts on human trafficking, youth homelessness, and child welfare, this self-paced curriculum includes twelve modules utilizing evidence-based readings, multimedia materials, interactive activities, and quizzes. After participating in each course, and successfully completing post-tests on the material presented, participants will earn a Certificate indicating that they have successfully completed the training.
This course is also eligible for continuing education credits through the National Association of Social Workers.
What will I learn?
This certificate training is both skill and knowledge-based, and focuses on how to respond to youth experiencing trafficking in appropriate and trauma-informed ways, including by connecting them to services.
In the 101 Foundations of Human Trafficking course, participants learn the fundamentals of human trafficking and trauma. The 201 Practical Applications course goes more in-depth into screening young clients, meeting their unique needs, and understanding effects of trauma on both trafficked youth and those who work with them.
Through these two courses, learners will have the opportunity to:
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of human trafficking, including dispelling common myths and misconceptions.
- Enhance their ability to screen young clients for trafficking experiences and vulnerabilities.
- Develop the necessary skills to build positive relationships with young survivors.
- Learn how to recognize and mitigate the effects of secondary trauma.
- Discuss course materials and professional experience with other learners through discussion questions.
To learn more and enroll, click here.
What are participants saying?
Certificate on Human Trafficking Contributors
In preparation for this course, the McCain Institute and NN4Y assembled a group of experts and advisors, comprised of members from across the nation representing urban, suburban, and rural communities. These leading experts, academics, and practitioners reviewed and provided feedback on the curricula. Together, their valuable insights and expertise will help to mobilize our communities to serve vulnerable youth and combat human trafficking and exploitation.
Founder, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
Former President and CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Commissioner At-large, Indianapolis Public Schools
Program Director for the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP)
Human Trafficking Empowerment Advocate, Open Door
Holly Austin Gibbs
Member, McCain Institute Human Trafficking Advisory Council
Juvenile Probation Supervisor, Pinal County Juvenile Court
Human Trafficking and Youth Homelessness Expert
Executive Director, Freedom Network USA
Officer Michael Cleary
Somerville, Massachusetts Police Department
Director of Counseling & Runaway/Homeless Youth Services, The Center for Youth Services, Inc.
Dr. Melinda Giovengo
CEO and President, YouthCare
CEO, Bill Wilson Center
Executive Director, Youthworks/Mountain Plains Youth Services
Rumi Kato Price PhD, MPE
Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
Founder, Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN)
Washington University Institute for Public Health
Anti-Trafficking Caseworker, International Rescue Committee (IRC).
SVP of Quality, Performance and Site Support, Covenant House International
Program Manager, one•n•ten, Inc.
Child Sex Trafficking Recovery Services Team, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children