Train the Trainer


Train the Trainer: Human Trafficking

Who should apply to attend:  Police, NGO’s, victim service providers, community members, volunteers, government agency personnel, medical field professionals, etc.

Applications available on 3/18/2024-4/18/2024

Application can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page or available from Carol Tryles

Dates of Training: April 24th and April 25th, 2024

Location:  Crossroads Church and Ministries
                      717 US Highway 27, Marshall, MI 49068

This two-day intensive trainer class is for those who desire to effectively present awareness to a wide variety of audiences on Human Trafficking, labor, and sexual exploitation. The interactive learning environment enables the attendee to increase their knowledge base of a field in which new information being presented is accurate and reliable. Presentation skills will briefly by addressed with the emphasis on the cycle of what constitutes human trafficking in a victim centered philosophical approach, trauma informed recognition and grounded in evidence-based research. Recognized experts are the teaching faculty for these two days.

A flash-drive will be presented to you as the main-stay of back-ground information from varying sources, including information only on the basic facts, and yet the prospective trainer will be encouraged to produce their own version of a presentation. Generally speaking, as a result of the training, you will be proficient in giving a short presentation.

COST OF TRAINING:  The cost of the training is $315. This is paid by check or cash in person on the morning of the first day of attendance.

Lunch is included.

LODGING:  Lodging information for area hotels will be provided in the acceptance letter, but no lodging is provided.



  • The concept of a victim-centered law as engrained in the Federal Government law (TVPA—Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act)
  • Trauma-informed, evidence-based, and victim-centered
  • The supply chain and the effect upon individuals, communities, and the nation
  • Michigan Trafficking Laws emphasizing those laws effective in 2015 and examples of successful prosecution under Michigan law and Federal law TVPA
  • Highlighting the necessity of collaboration in communities
  • Regional Task Force Leadership in selected locations in Michigan
  • The “why’s” of victims appearing to “walk through the door” initially of exploitation, and the manipulation of force, fraud, and coercion
  • Identifying victims, including indicators of physical and psychological behaviors
  • Initiatives for public and private partnerships
  • The nuts and bolts of investigating, prosecuting, and resource identification
  • Sexual and labor cases high-lighted in Michigan
  • Vulnerabilities not the myths ….hard facts
  • Interviewing victims: NOT Who, what, when and where but trauma informed
  • Examining support for legal representation for victims
  • Exploring YouTube…the wisdom of video selection to assist in your presentations and what this added value could mean
  • Using reliable, consistent data based on responsible accuracy – the dichotomy of media generated statistics versus the reality; examining myths
  • Medical indicators and response
  • Update on specific issues in Michigan-
  • MCOLES approved

Instructors are members of the MHTTF and are experts in their respective fields.”

Click here for application:   Train the Trainer – Application 

Questions and application forms can be emailed to Carol Tryles