About This Course

Trafficking impacts whole communities, regardless of race, socio-economic background, education, or gender. This course will aid school employees, who come into contact with potential victims, identify youth at high risk and take action with care and accountability as required by law.

Introduction to Human Trafficking for Tennessee Educators, developed by the Tennessee Counter-Trafficking Alliance (TCTA) in partnership with End Slavery Tennessee, provides school employees with the vital information needed to identify potential victims of human trafficking, report appropriately, and understand the available resources necessary for the treatment and care for survivors.

Course curriculum

  • 01


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    • Welcome to the Course
    • Navigating the Course
    • Importance of Human Trafficking Education
    • Pre-Test - What You May Know
  • 02


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    • Defining Human Trafficking
    • Labor Trafficking
    • Targets for Human Trafficking
    • Red Flags - Signs and Symptoms
    • Community Impact
    • Signs and Symptoms of Human Trafficking
    • Detection Knowledge Check
  • 03


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    • Effects of Trauma
    • Intervention and Advocacy
    • Reporting Requirements
    • Resource: Link to TCA Code - Reporting Responsibilities
    • Abuse on School Grounds
    • Intervention Knowledge Check
  • 04


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    • Trafficker Behavior & Prevention
    • Prevention Efforts
    • Parent & Community Resources
    • Prevention Knowledge Check
  • 05


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    • TASA Agencies Overview
    • West TN - Restore Corps
    • Middle TN - End Slavery TN
    • East TN - Grow Free TN
    • Aftercare and Treatment
    • Treatment Knowledge Check
  • 06


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    • Websites - Classroom Resources
    • Olivia's Story - Case Study
    • Department of Children's Services
    • Podcast | Someone Like Me
  • 07

    Summary & Next Steps

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    • Slave-Free Tennessee
    • Next Steps
    • Course Post-Test
    • Course Survey

State of TN Sponsored Program

This project was supported by Award No. 2017-VA-GX-0051 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice through the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

Note: The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, or the State of Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

Podcast | Someone Like Me

Survivor Stories. Busted Myths. Lives Changed.

Someone Like Me provides an audience for the voice of human trafficking survivors, highlights the work of End Slavery Tennessee, and sheds light on the complex emotional factors that lead to trafficking and hinder recovery.
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  • Does this course satisfy the TN requirement for school employees?

    Yes, this project was supported by Award No. 2017-VA-GX-0051 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice through the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

  • How do I ensure that my training is approved by my county?

    Each county in TN may have different reporting requirements for professional education. Once you've completed the online training, a certificate is made immediately available for download. We recommend contacting your Board of Education for specific reporting policies and certification.

  • Do nonprofits rescue survivors and how does that process work?

    Nonprofits do not typically “rescue” survivors. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement call us when they encounter a victim who wants assistance. Occasionally, the TBI invites our direct service professionals to accompany them on sting operations so they may speak one-on-one with the survivors about what help is available.

  • How many domestic vs. international survivors do the TCTA agencies serve?

    While demographics change, sometimes day-to-day, on average about 10-15% of those we serve were born in another country, and only about 6% are not U.S. citizens at the time they are referred to us.

  • How can someone get involved?

    There are many opportunities to get involved through fundraising or community outreach. For more information, visit the agencies' website for opportunities to engage.