Stanford University is offering three free online courses about human trafficking awareness for different target groups.
Human Trafficking Awareness for the Hospitality Industry: The purpose of the class is to provide people working in hotels, motels and other hospitality settings with background into human trafficking. At the end of the course, students will be in a better position to identify potential victims of human trafficking and to respond quickly and safely to assist the individuals. The class can be beneficial for employees of all levels from front desk clerks to shift supervisors to property managers.
Taught in English, Human Trafficking Awareness for the Hospitality Industry is offered through a series of videos and readings. The class is entirely self paced. Once students have registered, they may begin viewing the videos immediately and work through them as slowly or quickly as they desire. There is no cost to access the course materials. Students do not require any previous knowledge of human trafficking to be successful in the course.
Human Trafficking Awareness for the Restaurant Industry: The purpose of the course it to empower individuals to assist in the fight to put an end to modern-day slavery once and for all. Specifically, this class is geared toward workers in the restaurant industry who may come in contact with victims of human trafficking as a part of their everyday work. By the end of the class, participants will know how to identify potential victims and take action to assist them.
A self-paced course of study, the Human Trafficking Awareness for the Restaurant Industry can be completed as quickly or slowly as each individual student desires. The class is presented through a series of videos that are accessible for a set period of time. Each video can be streamed online. Stanford University does not charge a fee for the course, and there are no prerequisites to complete before enrollment.
Human Trafficking Awareness for the General Public: The goal of the class is to empower everyday men and women to help in the fight to end modern day enslavement around the world. As an introductory course, the class requires no previous work or educational experience. Anyone who is interested in assisting victims of human trafficking is welcome to register and can benefit from the class.
Taught through a series of videos, the Human Trafficking Awareness for the General Public helps students identify potential victims of human trafficking that they may encounter in their daily lives. The class also teaches students how to respond when they do suspect that a person they encounter is a victim. Completely self paced, the class can be taken at a pace that is ideal for each student. There is no fee to register or to access the online videos.