Poiema Foundation - Education and Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

Get Equipped
to Fight Human Trafficking

Training Classes

To equip our team with the necessary skills and knowledge, all Poiema volunteers are required to attend the trainings specific to their jobs. These trainings are also open to anyone interested in learning more about Human Trafficking. The dates and times of Poiema trainings are available on our Volunteer Hub Calendar.

HT101 Training

Human Trafficking 101 (HT101)

HT 101 is our most basic training, and is required for anyone interested in serving with Poiema. Covering all aspects of domestic sex trafficking, HT 101 includes how to recognize trafficked victims and their perpetrators, true stories of survivors, and how to be a part of the solution to this wide-spread problem.

Register for Human Trafficking 101 Training

HT101 for Health Care Professionsals

Human Trafficking 101 (HT101)
for Health Care Professionals

Health care practitioners are in a unique position to intervene in human trafficking, both labor and sex trafficking. Health care providers have an opportunity to be a voice for this population that has no voice. Your intervention could save a life.

Approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Find out more about HT101 for Health Care Professionals

Internet Safety

Internet Safety - NEW

We often discuss the dangers of ever-evolving technology, but it can be intimidating to know how to educate ourselves and our kids how to stay safe online. Join us for this training to learn helpful tactics to stay safe on the web as well as tricks and schemes traffickers use to lure people in through online platforms.

Register for Internet Safety Training

Effects of Pornography

Effects of Pornography - NEW

Is there a correlation between pornography and human trafficking? Short answer, yes! In this training, we will cover the relationship between the two as well as the long-term negative effects of pornography on the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of those consuming it.

Register for Effects of Pornography Training

Community Awareness Outreach Training

Our outreach volunteers visit area businesses to distribute posters of missing children and to collect data that may lead to the children’s recovery. The training includes protocols on how to approach businesses, how to capture important information, and safety procedures.

Schedule for Community Awareness Outreach Training

Survivor Care

Survivor Care Training

This training equips volunteers to carry out with confidence Poiema’s vision of providing consistent, trauma-informed care to our safe house residents and other beneficiaries of our victims' services. Volunteers become familiar with a strength-based approach that places the real needs of survivors at the center of the process of sustained recovery.

Schedule for Survivor Care Training

Realities of Aftercare Training

This training addresses commonly held myths and misconceptions commonly held about victims and survivors of human trafficking and helps to shape a more accurate “lens” for identifying and understanding its effects. The content includes trauma’s effect on the brain, shame identities, perpetrator luring techniques, risk factors for potential victims, and the importance of trauma-informed care.

Schedule for Reality of Aftercare Training

Strength-Based Approach to Aftercare Training

It’s natural to notice the negatives in a situation or the weaknesses in ourselves and others. Strength-based training empowers volunteers to find the positives. This vital life skill helps in any setting, but is essential when working with survivors of sexual exploitation. Strength-based training views people as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity. We focus on future outcomes and building an individual’s capacity to use her God-given strengths to identify and resolve life’s problems.

Schedule for Strength-Based Approach to Aftercare Training