The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed SOAR to educate professionals to “Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond” to human trafficking. The target audiences for this training include healthcare providers, social workers, public health professionals, and behavioral health clinicians. By applying a public health approach, SOAR seeks to build the capacity of communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have been trafficked and understand the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities at risk of trafficking. The SOAR training is a comprehensive, innovative tool that administrators can incorporate into their direct care systems to identify and serve individuals who have been trafficked.
- Describe the types of trafficking in the United States.
- Recognize possible indicators of trafficking.
- Demonstrate how to identify and respond to individuals who have been trafficked
- Respond appropriately to potential trafficking in their community
- Share the importance of trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in their work