///Certificate on Human Trafficking for Runaway and Homeless Youth Providers
Certificate on Human Trafficking for Runaway and Homeless Youth Providers2018-11-09T17:57:01+00:00
Certificate on Human Trafficking for Runaway and Homeless Youth Providers
2019 Summit

National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has teamed up with the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University and are proud to offer a Certificate on Human Trafficking (CHT).  This Certificate is designed for direct service providers working at runaway and homeless youth programs. After participating in the program training, and successfully completing post-tests on the material presented, providers will earn a Certificate indicating that they have successfully completed the program.

Both skill and knowledge-based, the Certificate training will focus on how to respond to youth experiencing trafficking in appropriate and trauma-informed ways, including by connecting them to services.

Guiding the instruction are an advisory group of leading researchers, and experts on human trafficking, youth homelessness, and child welfare.

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The 2019 Certificate on Human Trafficking training will take place in the same hotel as the 2019 Summit, the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC. We have secured group discount pricing for those attending the CHT training. We strongly encourage you to stay at the Hyatt Regency to take advantage of the group rate. The hotel sells out during the Summit each year so book your room early. For those who are local to the Washington, DC area, parking is available at the hotel for a fee and the Hyatt is conveniently located within a few blocks from Union Station for those wanting to take metro rail.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC  20001


The CHT will consist of 6 hours of live training, including visual aids, interactive/group activities, handouts and post-tests. The program will be presented as a full day training (with appropriate breaks) as an optional add-on to NN4Y’s Annual National Summit on Youth Homelessness on March 18-19, 2019.
*Must be present for entire six hours to receive certificate.


NN4Youth Member Non-Member
Attending the NN4Y Summit $50 $75
Certificate Only (Not Attending NN4Y Summit) $75 $100
Certificate Only—Group of 4+ $65 $75

Group registration rates available for organizations registering groups of 4 or more. Email us to register a group.

Training Topics:

The six hours of live training will consist of six modules and cover the following areas:

  • Trafficking laws and definitions
  • Youth homelessness and trafficking: prevalence and common pathways
  • Youth strength, resilience, and malleability; youth vulnerability and risk
  • Identifying trafficking (common signs)
  • Stigma, misconceptions, and biases and how they can impact your work
  • Traffickers: What the research tells us
  • Building trafficking prevention into your work
  • Relationship-building and ongoing work with youth who have experienced trafficking (or are at high risk)
  • Trauma-responsive practice, common needs and barriers
  • Reporting requirements, accessing resources
  • Working with other systems
  • Avoiding secondary trauma (compassion fatigue)
  • Meeting local challenges (e.g., urban, rural)

Is This Certificate Right for Me?

Yes! The certificate program is designed to train multi-level experienced providers from executive leadership to program managers, outreach coordinators and case managers. We know that many young people experiencing homelessness are at-risk of being or have already experienced some form of human trafficking. As tireless advocates and allies for these young people, you can make a difference in the lives of these young people when you are able to identify survivors of human trafficking and connect them to appropriate services and when you are able to help prevent the trafficking of the youth you serve.

2019 Summit Sponsors

Bronze Event Sponsor

Covenant House International

Lunch Sponsor

Sasha Bruce

Breakfast Sponsor

Youth Care

Wi-Fi Sponsor

The Night Ministry

Registration Sponsor


Pocket Program Sponsor

Council on Accreditation

Facebook Live Sponsor

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman