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Human Trafficking 101


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Full course description




2 hours






What you'll do:

Participants will learn what human trafficking is, supply and demand, risk factors, red flag warnings, ways to end trafficking, and how they can get more involved as community members. Participants will also learn the fundamentals of human trafficking and how to make connections in their respective industries of work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define human trafficking.
  2. Apply the key terminology associated with human trafficking.
  3. Categorize the various forms of human trafficking that exist today and the recruitment tactics used.
  4. Identify at least three "red flags" or warning signs that may indicate human trafficking.
  5. Know what actions are available to take if human trafficking is suspected.

What you'll do:

  • Orientation
  • Module 1: What is Human Trafficking?
  • Module 2: Supply and Demand
  • Module 3: Risk Factors & Red Flags
  • Module 4: Solutions
  • Module 5: Now What? Resources, Responsibilities, and Action

Who this course is designed for:

The intended learners would be adults aged 18+. The course could be specifically marketed to groups that are more likely to encounter a human trafficking victim (i.e. social workers, health care provides, educators, tourism), but really could be taken by anyone.

What you'll receive:

Upon completion, learners will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge.


Meet the instructor

Samantha Calvin, PhD(c), MHI, MBA - Instructor

I began my post-secondary education when I was 15 at my local community college where I was able to earn my Associate's in Science. Then, I finished my undergrad at the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) - and received my Bachelor's in Health Sciences with a minor in Spanish

During my undergrad, I also worked full-time for Mayo Clinic in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition research department. I deployed large interventions in obesity prevention and management.

I applied and got into medical school, but realized in my time working for Mayo Clinic that I loved community-based research and public health. So when my boss asked me to move to Arizona to manage an initiative between Mayo Clinic and ASU called Obesity Solutions - and I said "yes!" I completed my first master's degree in Healthcare Innovation during this time, and also started my PhD in Healthcare Innovation.

I realized I wanted to know more about the "business" side of healthcare, so I got a MBA as well (apparently, I can't stop going to school).

In my free time I volunteer in the Phoenix-metro community, train for half marathons and triathlons, try new recipes, travel (I always have a plain ticket booked), and attend lots of live concerts and sporting events.

My specific area of research currently is sex trafficking, which brings me to this course. I have been studying the topic of human trafficking now for 7 years. I have had the privilege to work with survivors and victims, conduct research, teach courses on the topic to undergrad, grad, and community members alike, and more. I believe that everyone needs to have a basic understanding of this critical community issue, and this course is the start to that!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is this course designed for?

This course is designed for participants age 18+ who are interested in learning more about what human trafficking is, and how they can recognize it, get involved, and resources available to them.

What topics does this course cover?

  1. What is Human Trafficking?
  2. Supply and Demand
  3. Risk Factors & Red Flags
  4. Solutions
  5. Now what? Resources, Responsibilities and Action

How long does this course take to complete?

The course takes at a minimum 1 hour to complete, but can take longer as determined by the learners time commitment, journal reflections, and time reading/viewing content.

What will I receive after completing the course?

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and a badge that can be used on social media platforms such as LinkedIn.

Are there additional courses that can be completed to help advance my knowledge on this topic?

Yes! Two additional courses will be coming in Spring 2022. Human Trafficking Awareness in Healthcare and Human Trafficking Awareness in Education will both offer more in-depth learning objectives and focus on areas within the related career fields.