Human Trafficking Identification and Intervention Training Pilot Project


Grantee: Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative
Timeframe: April 2021 – March 2022 | Amount: $25,000

PHPDA Nimble Grant funding will make it possible for Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative to plan, develop and pilot a human trafficking training program specifically for health, mental health and Indian health service providers throughout the Puget Sound region. The overarching purpose of training program is to make help practitioners gain the understanding, awareness, and tools needed to provide vital health services in a culturally relevant manner, while helping victims regain safety and stability, and work toward building a positive, life-affirming future.

There are five specific goals for this Training Program, as follows: INCREASE awareness and understanding among participants regarding the long-term trauma and devastating social and emotional consequences of human trafficking as well as an increased understanding of the healing process among survivors; BUILD knowledge and skills among participants for recognizing and identifying red flags and warning signals related to human trafficking; BUILD competence around victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant techniques for supporting and assisting human trafficking victims; INCREASE awareness among participants regarding cultural factors related to human trafficking and to build skills and confidence in providing support and assistance to human trafficking survivors in a compassionate, anti-racist and culturally relevant manner; and BUILD awareness among participants regarding the impact of human trafficking and the devasting facts around Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.


  • Create, compile, and refine a culturally comprehensive Human Trafficking Awareness and Intervention Training series specifically for health care providers.
  • Adapt human trafficking training module to an on-line format.
  • Pilot the human trafficking awareness and intervention training series with an estimated 75 to 100 practitioners in medical, mental health and Indian health settings.
  • Build a referral data base comprised of medical and mental health providers who have completed human trafficking awareness and intervention training and/or who have otherwise demonstrated experience and skill in providing culturally and linguistically relevant services for human trafficking survivors.
  • Expand the website to include training modules for health care providers serving survivors.


  • Provide documentation or links to the training series, modules and website upgrades to the PHPDA upon completion.

About Our Grantee

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative’s mission is to engage first responders, tribes, and other stakeholders in eliminating human trafficking through solution-based knowledge and trauma-informed strategies, while empowering survivors to heal and build self-sufficient, affirming lives.

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