The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has established a cohesive national service system that provides training and technical assistance to the field, our colleagues, and health care and social service providers that may interact with those at risk of or experiencing human trafficking. Learn more about training and technical assistance.
NHTTAC delivers training and technical assistance (T/TA) on behalf of OTIP to inform and enhance the public health response to human trafficking.
The Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to human trafficking (SOAR) training educates health care and social service professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking.
Other HHS Training and Technical Assistance Programs
OTIP collaborates with other training and technical assistance programs throughout the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative helps public child welfare agencies, Tribes, and courts:
- Enhance and mobilize the human and organizational assets necessary to meet federal standards and requirements
- Improve child welfare practice and administration
- Achieve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children, youth, and families
The Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
These grants help child welfare systems develop their response to human trafficking. They promote infrastructure building and a multi-system approach with local law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts systems, runaway and homeless youth programs, Children’s Justice Act grantees, child advocacy centers, and other necessary service providers. The Children’s Bureau funded nine grants at $250,000 a year for a 5-year project period (2014–2019).
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.