ACT Advocates are healthcare providers who, after completing a specifically designed human trafficking training curriculum, conduct grassroots education sessions for their peers at hospitals, clinics and primary care offices as well as at local/state conferences and events. They may also conduct trainings for schools, community groups, faith-based organizations, youth groups and others. After initial training, Advocates can be contacted by community groups who want to learn more about human trafficking.
Learn more about:
- Becoming an ACT Advocate
- Requesting an ACT Advocate Speaker
Do you want to help us fight trafficking? Becoming an ACT Advocate is a great opportunity to teach people at your place of employment and in your community how to identify and aid labor and sex trafficking victims and potential victims. Follow the steps below to join our growing ACT Advocate community.
1. Online Commitment Form: Officially sign up to become an ACT Advocate through our online commitment form. The commitment form outlines ACT Advocate responsibilities and provides links to the training curriculum. The form includes a Save & Return feature so you can start the form and return to it as you complete the courses in the training curriculum.
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2. Prerequisites: Complete the below prerequisites before your ACT Advocate training.
- 3-PARRT (Providers Assessing Risk and Responding to Trafficking) - NAPNAP Partners' comprehensive, on-demand continuing education course on child trafficking for nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians and physician assistants. NAPNAP continuing education credits are available for all modules. Each course offers 1-1.5 CE contact hours/AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. As an ACT Advocate in training, you will receive a complimentary code once you have initiated the ACT Advocate commitment form. All courses are available on PedsCESM.
- HEAL Trafficking Webinar - Rethinking Representation: Framing Human Trafficking for Health Professionals - This free webinar will teach you how to authentically share information about human trafficking with health professionals.
- SOAR - Trauma-informed Care Online Module - The webinar is free. You will need to create an account on the NHTTAC Learning Management System.
- Provider & Public Resources - Familiarize yourself with the resource materials on the Provider & Public Resources page of this website (free).
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3. ACT Advocate Training - Attend a training session (either live or online) to complete your training. Through the ACT Advocate training, you will learn how to train healthcare providers in your community to recognize and assist child trafficking victims and potential victims.
- Live Training Opportunities - below is a list of currently scheduled live trainings. Cost for live trainings is set by the training host.
- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners National Conference: March 27, 2020, 4:15 - 6:45 p.m., Long Beach, Calif.
- The New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council Spring Conference: April 26, 2020, 8 - 11 a.m., Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Now Available Online! - An on-demand version of our ACT Advocate training is now available on NAPNAP's PedsCESM. By completing this program, you will earn 2.0 NAPNAP contact hours. Cost for the online program is $40.
- Host your own ACT Advocate training - Would you like to train your board members, staff or members to become ACT Advocates? To find out how you can host your own ACT Advocate training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Once you have successfully completed the training curriculum and filled out the commitment form, you will be an official ACT Advocate! A member of the NAPNAP Partners staff will email you the materials you need to conduct your trainings. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Would you like a registered ACT Advocate to speak at your healthcare organization, conference or meeting? You can request a speaker through two ways:
- Complete our ACT Advocate Speaker Request Form. NAPNAP Partners will follow up with you on your request within 10 days.
- For more urgent requests and any questions you may have, you can email NAPNAP Partners at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-746-8305.
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