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Stanford University

Human Trafficking Awareness for the General Public

Stanford University via Stanford OpenEdx

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Human trafficking—modern day slavery—occurs in nearly every country in the world, and every state in the U.S. It also happens in the San Francisco Bay Area on a daily basis. This course provides a basic training on the issue, aiming to educate individuals on how to spot it and what to do about it in their own communities.

In this training we discuss the definition of human trafficking, its prevalence, and the places and industries in which it occurs. We examine whom it affects and the techniques used to force people into service and hold them there. The training will equip you with the tools to help fight human trafficking, including the red flags that may indicate a person has been trafficked, and what to do when you suspect a possible case.

To begin the training, click on the tab marked "View Courseware" located below the course title.


There are no prerequisites to take this course. It assumes no previous knowledge of human trafficking.


Taught by

Katherine R. Jolluck, Sharan Dhanoa and Kelly Hyland


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