Foundational Trafficking & Exploitation Identification, Screening, & Response for Youth Workers

Date(s) - 02/28/2023 - 03/01/2023
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Training Details

Foundational Trafficking & Exploitation Identification, Screening, & Response for Youth Workers

Held virtually February 28th and March 1st, 2023 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Applications open February 1st thru February 24th, 2023

As community providers of youth-serving agencies, we have a responsibility to provide young people with the resources, skills, and support they need to meet their basic needs and experience safety. How can we increase our ability to do this? Youth workers should be knowledgeable and prepared to identify and address the variety of risk factors the young people in our community face by utilizing best practices. In this training, we will dive into the foundational concepts of trafficking and exploitation and provide an opportunity for participants to acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to effectively address a variety of challenging health and safety risks that may arise when working with vulnerable youth.

This training opportunity is presented collaboratively by Jade Johnson of Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services and New Beginnings, Inc., with support from the Maine Department of Education. Staff of youth-serving agencies and alternative schools are welcome to apply!

Training objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Explore legal landscape while defining common terminology
  • Identify and discuss various types of trafficking, as well as break down an overview of methods of control
  • Identify populations who are at disproportionate risk of trafficking and exploitation while exploring personal and professional biases
  • Explore intersections of harm reduction tactics, health disparities (such as substance use, new HIV infections/STIs, etc.), and other risk factors
  • Identify red flag indicators and gain a basic understanding of common screening and assessment tools
  • Explain best practices for responding to red flags and identify resources available within the community

Do you work with or otherwise mentor a young person who may be interested in learning the skills associated with participating in this training alongside you? Email for more info!

This training is virtual; participation requires access to a device compatible with Zoom software, a stable internet connection, and working speakers, webcam, and microphone. Participants should also be able to successfully navigate the “chat” feature (i.e. working mouse and keyboard).

Certificates of Attendance will be provided upon completion of the entire training, and CEU’s may be available for purchase – more information to follow!

***Please do not apply unless you can attend the entirety of this training without contacting first.***

Training Application

Applications are closed for this event.

For more information contact:
Kelly Colbath

Kelly Colbath

Prevention & Training Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Application priority will be given to youth workers and staff from youth/social service agencies, residential programs, and alternative schools who work with teens and young adults at high risk for negative health outcomes or homelessness/out of home placements. Adults/educators who do not currently work directly with these youth (e.g. primarily work with younger adolescents, children, lower-risk populations, or in program administration) may submit an application request but will likely be placed on the waiting list until after the application deadline, and contacted as space allows.