Adults who work with children are crucial in the fight to end trafficking. Love146 conducts trainings for professionals, such as teachers and social workers, giving them tools to prevent the trafficking of children, as well as identify and support victims. Love146 also trains aftercare workers from safe homes, equipping them with knowledge and best practices to reach and restore the children in their care.
CERTIFICATE TRAINING PROGRAM IN AFTERCARE (CTPA)
The CTPA has evolved over the years in response to other NGOs in Asia who expressed their need for trained caregivers. Many grassroots caregivers have dedication and cultural understanding, yet often lack the specialized tools needed to address the level of trauma that is encountered by survivors of sex trafficking. This training empowers caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide children the kind of specialized care which is important to the restoration of survivors. Trainees regularly commented that they were able to return to their shelters and begin using their training immediately, witnessing a substantive difference having been equipped with these new tools. Once trained, these caregivers have the potential to influence thousands of rescued children in the years ahead.
Since 2006, we have conducted the CTPA in a number of Asian countries. Each CTPA Training takes approximately one week. CTPAs either take place in a classroom setting, where different NGO workers are trained at one time, or in a safe home setting, training caregivers from one home exclusively.
With the success of this training, a Peer CTPA is being piloted for the first time this year. The Peer CTPA trains young adults, equipping them to walk beside friends and peers through and out of exploitation.
TEACHERS & GROUP HOME TRAINING
In conjunction with Love146’s U.S. Prevention Education Program, staff at schools and group homes who host Love146 Prevention Education also receive professional training, equipping them to reinforce the education given to children, to recognize & prevent their trafficking, and to properly respond should children disclose abuse or exploitation.