Educating yourself and others is one of the first steps to helping end human trafficking in our communities. The Coalition offers trainings throughout the year for community based organizations, service providers and the general public. Human Trafficking 101 is our main curriculum, giving participants a comprehensive introduction to the nuances and complexities of human trafficking. 


Participants will learn to:

  • Identify risk factors, warning signs & dynamics of Human Trafficking;

  • Discuss the impact & dynamics of cycles of violence, abuse & trauma; and
  • Apply trauma-informed perspectives when supporting survivors

Interested in having your whole organization trained? Email



Is this Training for Me?

Human Trafficking 101 is designed to be relevant to a broad range of participants, including:

  • Community members
  • Crisis Intervention Specialists
  • Educators
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Probation Officers
  • Public Benefits Specialists
  • Social/Human Service Professionals


What is a certified trainer?

A certified trainer has completed a certified Trauma 101 course, a certified Human Trafficking 101
course, as well as “Train the Trainer” courses and has demonstrated strong presentation and relationship
management skills. Certified trainers receive a certificate acknowledging their commitment to the training
guiding principles, as well as the developed curriculum. As the Contra Costa Human Trafficking
Coalition receives requests for training, certified trainers are called upon to meet community training
requests and needs. Certified trainers may also train their own organizations, communities and networks
using the certified curriculum as long as trainings are reported to the Contra Costa Human Trafficking

Certified trainers are required to:

1. Attend Trauma 101, Human Trafficking 101 and the Train the Trainer courses
2. Attend a quarterly continual learning sessions
3. Submit evaluations and track each training given
4. Be observed at minimum twice a year
5. Attend periodic supportive coaching sessions