Posted on: August 23, 2021 Time to read: 2 minutes
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.
Who is Red Flags for?
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, including:
Court, probation, or diversion personnel
Youth group leaders/pastors
YMCA or other organizations that work with young people
Educators, such as elementary, middle, and high school teachers, administrators, and counselors
Service providers in the beauty industry, such as beauticians or nail techs
Transportation industry workers, such as truck drivers, Uber or Lyft drivers, or food delivery drivers
and many more...
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