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Training Institute on Human Trafficking Prevention

Health and Social Service Concerns for

At-Risk Women and Youth

Day 1 and Day 2
Wednesday, October 17th at 8am - 4:30pm and Thursday, October 18th, at 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT


Jacob Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza
6th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10278

Building Entrance Information
Enter at the Visitor’s Entrance located on Broadway between Duane and Worth Streets in Lower Manhattan. 

Please bring photo ID and be prepared to go through the Security check-point when you enter the Federal Building. This check-point is similar to airport secuity.  It is recommended that all visitors arrive early to allow ample time (approximately 30 minutes) for security clearance. 

Take elevators to the 6th Floor Conference Center. 

Driving Directions 

For further information, please contact:
Training Institute Coordinator
Region II
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
(212) 264 - 2650 

The US Department of Health and Human Services Region II Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and The Freedom Network, are co-sponsoring a Training Institute on Human Trafficking Prevention: Health and Social Service Concerns for At-Risk Women and Youth The meeting will take place on October 17 - 18, 2012 at 8:00am - 4:30pm, at the Jacob Javitz Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center, New York, NY 10278.

This Region-wide training will strive to raise awareness and action around the issue of women, youth, and anti-human trafficking in the USA.  The overall goal of the Training Institute is to utilize a public health approach to build the capacity of community and faith-based organizations to recognize the signs of human trafficking and to identify the resources available for further training, technical assistance and referral services.  

The two-day training institute will include a conference on Day 1 comprised of subject matter experts highlighting policies, program approaches and community perspectives on human trafficking prevention and advocacy, followed with an on-site training on Day 2.  We are pleased to have The Freedom Network USA on Day 2 to facilitate a comprehensive skills building training on how to identify and provide services to victims and survivors of human trafficking.  

Training Institute Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the definition of human trafficking and its impact on the health and well-being of women and youth
  • Describe national and statewide legislation on anti-human trafficking and their effects on service delivery
  • Identify best and promising practices in community-based programs which address human trafficking and provide trauma-informed care
  • Develop partnerships to meet the health, mental health, legal and social needs of human trafficking survivors
  • Identify resources for additional information, referrals, training, and technical assistance

Training Institute Documents


UPDATE:  The Region II area was heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy, however, the Region II Office is close to full operation.  Training Institute materials, archived webcast link, and Certificate of Completion will be made available in the upcoming weeks.  More information to follow.

Your patience and understanding during this recovery period is appreciated. 

Thank you.