Co-sponsored by HEAL Trafficking

October 28-29, 2023

A two-day virtual workshop featuring high interactivity with faculty and fellow trainers.

The majority of trafficking victims have contact with a health professional while being trafficked. Yet, most health professionals have never been educated about trafficking. To train millions of practicing clinicians and trainees, more trainers, with content knowledge on human trafficking and teaching skills, are needed.

This academy will equip public health and healthcare educators with the content knowledge and teaching skills to train health professionals in their communities to respond to human trafficking. Trainers who attend this workshop will learn to train on theCore Competencies for Human Trafficking Response in Health Care and Behavioral Health Systems” established in February 2021 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Course director, Dr. Hanni Stoklosa, is one of the primary authors of this document.

Academy course directors published on the impact of the Human Trafficking Train the Trainer Academy across 2019-2021 in Academic Medicine

What to Expect

Prior to Workshop

  • Meet and get to know fellow cohort members.
  • Learn some foundational knowledge in preparation for the live workshop activities.
  • Discover your own learning style to inform your teaching methods.

Day 1
October 28, 2023
9:30 .a.m. (EST) – 7 .p.m. (EST)

  • Discuss how to teach a public health approach to human trafficking.
  • Explore frameworks for teaching others about human trafficking identification and care as well as exploring their biases.
  • Identify barriers that prevent clinicians from identifying potentially trafficked individuals.
  • Apply learning principles and curriculum design to your teaching session.
  • Begin developing a group teaching session on a specific topic.

Day 2
October 29, 2023
10:00 .a.m. (EST) – 5:30 .p.m. (EST)

  • Trauma informed care and how to teach it.
  • Role in culture of how to care for victims of trafficking.
  • Develop a human trafficking protocol at your institution.
  • Analyze your community – what needs do you see for responding to human trafficking?
  • Create an action plan to expand the current response in your healthcare community.
  • Present your group teaching session to your peers.

Alumni Testimonials

A pre-enrollment form is required for anyone who would like to be considered for the Academy’s 2023 cohort. Submission of a pre-enrollment form does not guarantee a position in the training academy, and there is no cost to pre-enroll. Course Directors will review pre-enrollment forms on a monthly, rolling basis, until the capacity of the program is reached.

We welcome pre-enrollment forms from any persons who:

  • have experience training clinicians and/or providers about human trafficking, but and want to close gaps in content knowledge while increasing their formal education how best to train adult learners.
  • have little or no experience educating others about human trafficking, but have current or future responsibilities in providing this training for clinicians and/or providers in their organization.

Please note, you need not be a health professional to enroll.

Pre-enrollment for this course is now closed. Please email the CE department at with any questions. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluation personal strengths and areas to improve in teaching health professionals about trafficking.
  • Define factors that promote adult learning among health professionals.
  • Apply learning principles and curriculum design to your teaching session on trafficking for health professionals.
  • Utilize frameworks for teaching others about human trafficking identification and care as well as exploring and mitigating their biases.
  • Understand trauma-informed care and how to teach it to health professionals.


  • CE Fee ($550.00)
  • Non-CE Fee ($350.00)
  • Group Rate: If 3 or more individuals from the same organization enroll and get accepted, group receives a 10% discount
  • Lived Experience with request for financial assistance: TBA

CE credit will be available for physicians, physician assistants, nursing, social workers, and psychologists.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.