IGTBOK Training Programs 2017-09-25T22:32:08+00:00

IGTBOK Training Programs

It’s Going to be Ok Inc. have several training programs to help train, inform and bring awareness to the blight of human trafficking.  These programs are currently being developed, visit this page and our social media accounts to find out the latest news on our programs

The Law Enforcement Program

The Law Enforcement Program aims to educate agencies in specific investigative techniques including how to spot red flags in CPS cases, how to connect victims to appropriate services, and a deeper understanding of the federal and state laws on human trafficking. If there are no laws governing this issue, we will aid Law Enforcement officials in drafting legislation to present to their local government to enact laws and regulations stopping this crisis. This will be accomplished with written and visual materials such as manuals, brochures, and video presentations.

Healthcare Program

This training program will aid healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, lab technicians, E.M.T., clinic and hospital support staff to identify victims in a clinical setting. This program will also educate the individuals in connecting the survivor with appropriate services. This will be accomplished with written and visual materials such as manuals, brochures, and video presentations.

Domestic Minor Trafficking Program

This program is intended to bring awareness to professionals who are most likely to come into contact with minors who are vulnerable to trafficking such as school counselors, teachers, Child Protective Services (CPS) and Juvenile Probation personnel. These individuals are considered to be first responders. The program will educate and debunk common myths and stereotypes regarding at risk youth and provide in-take tools for better assessment and resources appropriate for this victim population. This will be accomplished with written and visual materials such as manuals, brochures, and video presentations.

Community Awareness and Multimedia Campaign

This campaign will engage volunteers to reach out to local businesses to participate in a program specifically designed to enable these business owners and managers to identify possible victims and educate them how to pass this information to law enforcement. This program will also encourage these businesses to post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline number in and around their establishment. This campaign will also encourage them to sponsor monthly awareness events and training sessions. This will be accomplished with written and visual materials such as manuals, brochures, and video presentations. In addition, efforts to raise general awareness about the issue of human trafficking, IGTBOK, Inc. will utilize a variety of media such as billboards-highway and community, mall signs, airport shuttle signage, buses, taxi signage, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and display advertising. The message will read Human Trafficking: Stop Modern Day Slavery. These campaigns will also be multilingual to cast a wider net of awareness.

Human Trafficking Assistance and Resource Center

IGTBOK, Inc. will eventually have an office that will house vast resources on human trafficking. All training materials will readily available as well as brochures, fact sheets, videos, ID cards, and posters. All material will be multilingual to reach a broader audience. In addition, IGTBOK, Inc. will be a safe haven for survivors until the appropriate services can be obtained.

Girls & Boys Prevention Programs

Girl Programs

IGTBOK, Inc. will adopt a program similar to My Life Choice. This program is a national model for effective sexual exploitation prevention programs in selected schools, after-schools programs, juvenile detention and probation programs. This 10-session curriculum targets middle and high school age girls who demonstrate at risk behavior and educates them on the consequences of risky behavior and the components that lead to sexual victimization and exploitation. An addition to this program will include information on labor trafficking such as debt bondage. The curriculum embraces an empowerment approach and blends a variety of activities to foster self-reflection, understanding about the issue, and knowledge to help these young women identify potential exploitive situations. Materials for this program will also be available to anyone who cannot attend a live session. This will be accomplished with written and visual materials such as manuals, brochures, and video presentations.

Boy Programs

The program for young men will detail the dynamics of labor and sexual exploitation, root causes such as poverty and discrimination and how it impacts their lives. This program will create a safe space for these young men to examine traditional masculinity and encourage equitable gender attitudes and behaviors. This program will equip participants with knowledge on community resources and mobilize them to become allies in the fight against exploitation in our communities.