RHY Resources

Human Trafficking Resource: Not Another Statistic

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are excited to release “Not Another Statistic: Building Capacity to Prevent and Respond to the Sex Trafficking of Runaway and Homeless Youth,” a series of three interactive learning modules that provides a general overview of the issue of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and the role RHY programs play in the prevention of child and youth exploitation.

The content guides the learner through information related to CSEC and provides scenario-based learning. Each module is accompanied by a downloadable workbook to track the learner’s thoughts while proceeding through the modules.

The courses may be identified in eLearning by the following titles:

  • RHYTTAC185: “Not Another Statistic – The Basics”
  • RHYTTAC186: “Not Another Statistic – The Methods”
  • RHYTTAC187: “Not Another Statistic – The Response”

Log into eLearning now to access “Not Another Statistic: Building Capacity to Prevent and Respond to the Sex Trafficking of Runaway and Homeless Youth.” If you are an RHY grantee and do not yet have an eLearning account, please follow the steps below.

Click here to log into eLearning.
 

Human Trafficking in Youth-serving Programs

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to announce the release of “Human Trafficking in Youth-serving Programs: A Blueprint for Organizations Working with Street Youth, Homeless Youth, and Youth at Risk.”  This guide serves as an introduction to important information for any youth-serving organization considering providing services to homeless youth who have been trafficked. The resource addresses issues such as:

  • Common Misconceptions
  • Recruitment into Labor and Sex Trafficking
  • Understanding Risk and Protective Factors
  • Prevention and Intervention
  • Approaches to Work with Trafficked Youth
Access the document here.
 

Preparedness Resources

These resources can provide more information and training to organizations/individuals around emergencies and preparedness. Included are links to resources and groups that provide assistance pre and post disaster. The list is broken down Federally, Regionally and locally. Contact Municipal departments (Fire/Police) for similar information locally.

Federal
Federal Emergency Management Agency
https://www.ready.gov
https://www.fema.gov

ACF Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness & Response (OHSEPR)
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohsepr

National Weather Service
https://www.weather.gov

FEMA Emergency Management Institute (Free Online Training)
https://training.fema.gov/is

State
Illinois
https://www2.illinois.gov/iema/Pages/default.aspx

Indiana
https://www.in.gov/dhs

Ohio
https://ema.ohio.gov/index.aspx

Minnesota
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/Pages/default.aspx

Michigan
https://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_60152---,00.html

Wisconsin
https://readywisconsin.wi.gov

Non-Profit
American Red Cross
https://www.redcross.org

National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster
https://www.nvoad.org

Salvation Army
https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/help-disaster-survivors

Local Organizations
Community Emergency Response Team
https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team

Click here to download a print version of this resource.
 

Human Trafficking for RHY Serving Agencies: A Resource Guide

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to announce the availability of a new resource providing a comprehensive introduction about the intersection of Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs and human trafficking.  The “Human Trafficking for Runaway and Homeless Youth Serving Agencies: A Resource Guide” provides information on a wide variety of topics overlapping RHY and human trafficking, including:

  • Legal Definitions
  • The Role of RHY Programs
  • Program Models
  • Building a Collaborative Community Approach

This resource is specifically written to address the unique needs of RHY programs.

Click here to access 
“Human Trafficking for Runaway and Homeless Youth Serving Agencies: A Resource Guide."

Future human trafficking resources coming include a three-part interactive learning series on the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children; a three-part interactive learning series on labor trafficking; and a blueprint for youth serving agencies considering expanding services to youth victims and survivors of human trafficking.

FYSB and RHYTTAC are committed to supporting RHY grantees in ongoing efforts to provide services to human trafficking youth survivors and RHY at risk of trafficking and exploitation.

 

RHY Program and RHY-HMIS Frequently Asked Questions 

Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) are pleased to release the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Frequently Asked Questions and the RHY-HMIS Frequently Asked Questions. These documents will be updated as necessary. RHY grantees are encouraged to review this information and share with all staff working in FYSB-funded RHY programs.

Click here to access the RHY Program FAQs.
 
Click here to access the RHY-HMIS FAQs.
 
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