Training for Advocates Working with Trafficking Survivors
NOVA’s Human Trafficking Response Academy is an introductory to intermediate level training course designed for victim advocates and allied professionals working with survivors of human trafficking. This training academy includes topics pertaining to both forms of human trafficking: sex trafficking and labor trafficking (forced labor). Through engaging online training and access to dynamic, experienced instructors, those who complete this course will feel better equipped to response and support trafficking survivors.
While there is no prerequisite for this course, those enrolling should already have reasonable foundational knowledge in victim services.
“The HTRA made me feel more comfortable when working with trafficking survivors. I’ve been in this field for about a year but there is still so much I don’t know. All of the information I’ve gained from this course have been super beneficial.”
– HTRA alum
This is a foundational training dedicated to human trafficking response services. There is no prerequisite to take the course, however, those enrolling should already have reasonable foundational knowledge in victim services.
The 2024 Human Trafficking Response Academy will be offered virtually over 3.5 days from Monday, January 22 through Thursday, January 25th, 2024.
- Monday, January 22nd: 9:30am – 4:45pm ET
- Tuesday, January 23rd: 9:30am – 4:45pm ET
- Wednesday, January 24th: 9:30am – 4:45pm ET
- Thursday, January 25th: 9:30am – 12:45pm ET
Multiple breaks will be provided throughout each day. Participants must have access to Zoom.
Register before November 1 and enjoy an Early Bird Rate of $350. Standard registration (after 10/31/1023) will be $400/person.
NOVA Members enjoy a 10% discounted rate. Group discounts are also available for five (5) or more students from the same organization. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
How to Apply
Registration for the 2024 HTRA will open September 18th, 2023. Registration will be open until November 30th, 2023 or until capacity has been reached.
Why NOVA's HTRA?
The HTRA is a unique, dynamic and high-quality training which covers both labor and sex trafficking and allows students to directly interact with nationally-recognized Subject Matter Experts, hailing from influential organizations and institutions.
Only students registered for the course are able to access the password protected class below. Please do not share or distribute any information contained within the student center without permission from NOVA.
NOVA’s Human Trafficking Response Academy Frequently Asked Questions
The HRTA topics include:
Dynamics of Labor Trafficking, Dynamics of Sex Trafficking, The Impact of Trauma, Understanding Trauma-Informed Response & Care, Mitigating Trauma During Recovery & Reunification, Harm Reduction, Working with Trafficking Survivors with Disabilities, Unique Considerations for Working with Trafficking Survivors, Human Trafficking & the Criminal Legal System, Human Trafficking & the Legal System: Survivor Experience, Civil Legal Options for Survivors, Law Enforcement Response, Creating an Effective Community Response, Personal Wellness & Vicarious Trauma.
No. While there is no prerequisite for this course, those enrolling should already have a reasonable foundational knowledge in victim services.
The course is offered through Zoom Meeting. While access to camera/video and microphone aren’t required, it is highly encouraged.
Yes, a group discount is available for five (5) or more students registering from the same organization.
No. The presentation topics are applicable to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking (forced labor).
We understand that life happens, and that’s okay! HTRA’s make-up policy ensures that all class sessions will be recorded and participants will have the opportunity to make up two missed sessions in order to receive a certificate for completion. Every HTRA class allows participants the unique opportunity to engage with subject matter experts in real time, which makes attendance a critical part to maximize learning.