“What once was deemed violent or manipulative behavior is now a regular part of life. As a result, the victim feels helpless and hopeless and believes no one can help them, a feeling that is continually
reinforced by the trafficker. When you show warmth and empathy,you can help break those chains of bondage.”
W.A.R. on Slavery eLearning, Lesson 12
“Victims need you to validate them and their feelings. Empathy is the antidote to shame. Victims are worthy of being heard, listened to, and healed.”
W.A.R. on Slavery eLearning, Lesson 3
“Victims lead a life of overwhelming loneliness. They live in fear and desperation every day. Nothing is their own, not their belongings, and not their body. What you say and how you say it can change a victim’s world.”
W.A.R. on Slavery eLearning, Lesson 13
“Don’t assume victims choose this life. Don’t let them continue to be an invisible member of society, shunned by all. If they don’t feel accepted by you, they will go back to their abusers…because that’s all they have.”
W.A.R. on Slavery eLearning, Lesson 11
“Difficult behavior is a form of communication. With human trafficking victims, there are legitimate fears and needs behind their avoidance and acting out. Behind the labels, there is terrible pain. Look beneath the surface, be empathetic, consistent, and stable – all the things other adults have failed to do in their life.”
W.A.R. on Slavery eLearning, Lesson 5
“Victims are de-humanized by way of humiliation, shame, and degradation. These lies are deeply entrenched as neuropathways in their brains. Your wordsbring comfort and shed doubt on the victim’s false beliefs about who they are. They need to know they are a human being, not just a human doing. “
W.A.R. on Slavery eLearning, Lesson 19
Welcome to our Human Trafficking eLearning website!
We’re so excited that you are interested in our HT eLearning programs. We currently have two programs available: Human Trafficking Awareness for Healthcare: W.A.R. on Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness for First Responders and Safety Officers. We will eventually be working on a program for Educators. For more specific program details, go to the Training page.
There are many people who encounter victims of human trafficking in their jobs and they don’t know it. Our programs play a critical role in helping people on the frontlines understand how and why people become HT victims. The ability to recognize victims will come as a result of being educated on how to identify the red flags of an abused person so they can protect and help victims break out of this abuse cycle.