Project TRUST Resources

Project TRUST is a national training and technical assistance program funded by the Office for Victims of Crime from October 1, 2018, through March 31, 2022, to support agencies as they integrate a trauma-informed approach. The project is a collaboration between the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Sanar Institute, and Brandeis University’s Institute for Economic and Racial Equity and offers regular peer-to-peer engagement events, specialized webinars, and individualized training and technical assistance. This page is a library of resources gathered and developed by Project TRUST to support service providers, publish key findings, and help organizations to think creatively about how to solicit meaningful input from clients in every aspect of service delivery.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, contact the National Human Trafficking.

1-888-373-7888

text BeFree (233733)

help@
humantraffickinghotline.org

 

CONTACT TVAP

If you would like more information about how to enroll in TVAP, speak with your local TVAP service provider or contact us.

TraffickingVictims@uscrimail.org

1-800-307-4712

 

ESSENTIAL LINKS

FEATURED WEBINAR

Best Practices in Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals in Direct Services through a Trauma-Informed Lens

This webinar includes an expert panel of direct service providers supporting the LGBTQ+ community through anti-trafficking service provision. The objectives of this webinar are to:

  1. Identify barriers to services that LGBTQ+ individuals encounter when exiting trafficking situations
  2. Articulate core principles of trauma-informed and culturally relevant support for LGBTQ+ individuals
  3. Identify best practices to implementation of core principles

Webinar Resources: Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ+ Individuals

The recording of the webinar can be found HERE

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Integrating the Wisdom of Lived Experience in Delivering Trauma-Informed Services

This webinar will include a diverse panel of individuals with lived experience and collective expertise in trauma-informed practices. The objectives of this webinar are to:

  1. Identify best practices to service delivery through the lens of lived experience
  2. Share best practices to implementing person-centered policies and programs
  3. Explore avenues for meaningful survivor leadership in anti-trafficking direct service provision

The recordings of the webinar can be found here:
Part One
Part Two
Webinar Resources: Exploring Intergenerational and Historical Trauma

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Trauma-Informed Engagement in Legal Settings

This webinar focuses on best practices for responding to and managing trauma responses that may surface while working with individuals with lived experience in human trafficking. The goals of this webinar are to:

  1. Provide an overview of trauma responses legal professionals may encounter when serving individuals impacted by trauma.
  2. Identify best practices to trauma-informed and person-centered engagement.
  3. Educate stakeholders on best practices in implementing trauma-informed engagement skills and tools in a legal setting.

The recording of the webinar can be found here.
Webinar Resources: Supporting Trauma Responses in a Legal Setting and Applying Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed Practices

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FEATURED WEBINAR

Trauma-Informed Crisis Response & Safety Planning

This webinar provides tools and skills to implement a trauma-informed framework for crisis response and safety planning for individuals impacted by human trafficking.

  1. Provide an overview of Trauma-Informed Crisis Response
  2. Highlight Practical Steps to Trauma-Informed Safety Planning
  3. Explore Best Practices in Applied Practices Through a Case Presentation

The recording of the webinar can be found here

Webinar Resources: Trauma-Informed Crisis Response & Safety Planning Handout

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Understanding & Mitigating Trauma Responses

This webinar focuses on best practices in identifying and responding to trauma responses that may be experienced by individuals and communities impacted by human trafficking.

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PROVIDING TRAUMA-CONSCIOUS AND PERSON-CENTERED SERVICES IN A VIRTUAL SETTING

This webinar focuses on providing high quality virtual services, with special consideration for increasing access during COVID-19, with the following objectives: building trauma-conscious practices, exploring ethical considerations, and identifying best practices.

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EXPLORING INTERSECTIONALITY IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THROUGH A COMPLEX TRAUMA LENS

This webinar focuses on the intersections of violence, abuse, and exploitation in human trafficking and domestic violence with the following objectives: understanding complex trauma, examining intersectionality, and building trauma-informed practices.

Join moderator Kate Keisel with subject matter experts Nahja Martin, Becky Owens Bullard and Amy Hsieh.

The recording of the October Webinar can be found here.

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Webinar ResourcesPower and Control Wheel” & Human Trafficking Intersections With Domestic and Sexual Violence

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FEATURED PANEL DISCUSSION

CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATION: TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE IN THE FIELD OF HV & DV

Hear from 4 dual service providers across the U.S. about their experience implementing trauma-informed response in their work. Panelists’ experiences range from direct case management to leadership.

The recording of the October Webinar can be found here.

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FEATURED PUBLICATION

THE PROJECT TRUST HUMAN TRAFFICKING OUTREACH TOOLKIT

Project TRUST’s Human Trafficking Outreach Toolkit aims to apply trauma-informed practices to human trafficking outreach campaigns. It offers background information on trauma-informed outreach and methods to increase outreach effectiveness and inclusivity.

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Handouts and Resources

Handouts for Module 1.2: Neurobiology of Trauma

Fight, Flight, Freeze
An Overview of Traumatic Impact on Memory
Types of Memory

Handout for Module 1.4: Types of Trauma Part 2

Types of Trauma

Handout for Module 1.5: Trauma Responses

Trauma Responses

Handouts for Module 2.1: Healing Pathways

5 Domains of Post-Traumatic Growth
Building Person-Centered Practices through SAMHSA’s 6 Principles of Trauma-Informed Care

Handouts for Module 2.2: Person-Centered Engagement

Building Trauma-Conscious and Person-Centered Rapport with Clients

Handouts for Module 2.3: Tools and Skills for Trauma-Response Management

5-4-3-2-1 Strategy
Body Scan
Cool Down Handout
COPE Strategy
Diaphragmatic Breathing
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
The Four Elements

Handouts for Module 2.4: Trauma-Conscious Programming

Butterfly Hug
Calming Yoga Series
Guide to Finding a Therapist
Mindfulness Scan
Shake-Out Dance

Handouts for Module 2.5: Vicarious Trauma

Emergency Self-Care Plan
Mini Self-Care Assessment
Self-Care Sustainability Plan

This webpage was created by Project TRUST (Trauma Response to Uplift individuals of Trafficking) under 2018-VT-BX-K015, awarded by The Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice

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