At some point in our lives, we have likely encountered at least one human trafficking victim situation without being aware of it. A victim could be someone standing in line or sitting at the table next to you. Victims remain unnoticed unless we recognize the signs of trafficking. Red Flags is an online course that trains individuals on human trafficking awareness and identification.

Red Flags has three tracks: general, for those in law enforcement, and for those in the medical field. Red Flags is a necessary training for anyone who might come into contact with at-risk populations, including young people as young as 10 and up to early 20’s, fostered children and youth, those who have been in the justice system, runaway or transient populations.

After completing Red Flags, individuals will be able to:

  • Define human trafficking
  • Differentiate between sex trafficking and prostitution
  • Differentiate between trafficking and smuggling
  • Define fraud, force and coercion
  • Dispute myths about trafficking
  • Recognize trafficker personas
  • Identify factors driving demand of trafficking
  • Identify at-risk populations, hot-spots, and access points
  • Identify strategies commonly used to connect with youth
  • Recognize the signs of grooming
  • Use awareness, behavior and communication flags to identify a victim
  • Identify psychological and health-related flags in victims
  • Identify barriers to rescue
  • Take action steps

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