This course offers an overview of human trafficking—what it is, the role of rape crisis centers in West Virginia in responding to victims of this crime, types of trafficking and related federal and state laws. It discusses the prevalence of human trafficking, its victims and traffickers, how trafficking occurs and what victims experience, indicators that suggest that someone is being trafficked and barriers victims may face in accessing help. The course briefly explores what a collaborative response to human trafficking might entail and how rape crisis center advocates can fit into and encourage that response in West Virginia. Lastly, it works to increase awareness of victims’ advocacy needs and build advocates’ skills in working with these victims.
What is Human Trafficking and What Advocates Need to Know
Dynamics and Indicators of Human Trafficking
Collaborative Response to Human Trafficking
Advocating for Human Trafficking Victims