As a survivor-founded, survivor-led, and survivor-operated organization, our services build upon our experiences of

Striving, Thriving, and Overcoming.

More than just our lived experiences, our staff and allies offer more than 140 years of direct practice and community-based research expertise.

Built upon the Foundation of the Lotus Anti-Trafficking Model™, developed by Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, our services are intended to offers pathways to holistic prosperity for individuals, groups, and communities facing abuse, exploitation, and trafficking through the provision of direct-service programming, education and training, consultation and technical assistance, research, and policy development.

  • This was amazing! Best workshop I have ever attended. My mind is spinning with ways I need to change my thinking and how I can promote change for others to change their thinking. Thank you!

  • Dr. Karen, thank you for your authentic passion, commitment to systematic change, and evolution!

  • Engaging speaker with perspectives we don't often hear articulated so well.

  • Thank you for you boldness, transparency and "explosive" presentation. Your honest approach leaves the attendees with a sens of self-motivation, self-relfection and the desire to stand on truth, honesty and the confidence to be strong and rooted on the ground.

Services

Training and Awareness

To build local, regional, national and international capacity to serve those subjugated and at risk for human trafficking, we offer ongoing training for social service providers, law enforcement, medical providers, educations, religious organizations and anyone who may come in contact with those at risk or in need of help.

Trainings are tailored to the unique needs of the community and/or group. Recognizing the scope and complexity of the issue of human trafficking, we also offer trainings on a number of topics that we believe create a context in which human trafficking can occurs. Our staff has a variety of expertise and will work with you to meet your needs.

Lotus Anti-Trafficking Model™ Topics

  • Lotus Anti-Trafficking Model™ including Lotus Operating Principles™, Lotus Tools™, and Lotus Programming/Curricula.™

  • Working with high risk youth.

  • Vulnerability and risk.

  • Strength, resilience, and malleability.

  • Compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and self-care.

  • Connections between human trafficking and a variety of social context issues such education, employment, pornography, etc.

  • Understanding homeless, runaway and throwaway youth.

  • Understanding risk and resilience in marginalized populations.

  • The importance of survivor-leadership.

  • Impact of childhood trauma.

  • Increasing healthy relationships and family stability.

  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration and community action.

  • Mentoring for CSEC victims.

  • Empowering practices in policy, direct service, and research.

Training Packages

  • Lotus Model™ Training

    This 3-day training is designed to equip agencies with the necessarily skills and tools to implement the values, principles, and practices of the Lotus Model

  • Lotus Model™ Training of Trainers

    This 4-day training is designed for agencies looking to purchase our complete training curriculum for use with internal staff and local community.

  • Lotus Pathway to Prosperity™ Training of Facilitators

    This training is designed for agencies looking to purchase our complete curriculum for the Pathway to Prosperity™ survivor services program and the Survivor Sisters Saving Ourselves™ survivor group curriculum.

  • Lotus Prevention for Prosperity™ Training of Facilitators

    This training is designed for agencies looking to implement our Prevention for Prosperity™ programming. With two curricula to choose from (or both!), agencies can focus prevention efforts with elementary-aged youth (Superhero Training) or middle school-aged youth to young adults (P4P: Thrive).

  • We Can Build a Custom Package

Services

Consultation and Technical Assistance

To further support the needs of agencies and organizations serving those at-risk of or subjugated to human trafficking, we offer technical assistance/consultation services. These services will be tailored to meet the unique needs of each organization.

Our staff come from a range of backgrounds and have the expertise to provide technical assistance in wide variety of topic areas.

For a more information on consultation/technical assistance, price estimates, and to find out how to contract with CCHT please contact us.

Examples of technical assistance/consultation services include but are not limited to:

  • Case consultation and/or case coordinated response facilitation.

  • Program model development/implementation.

  • Policy and procedure development.

  • Multidisciplinary team coordination.

  • Lotus™ curriculum support.

  • Staff/survivor-leadership development.

  • Grant proposal vision, writing, and project management.

Services

Applied Research

We facilitate both primary and secondary research to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

Additionally, CCHT offers research, assessment, and data management services. This includes micro-level assessments and evaluations with individual victims/survivors as well as mezzo and macro-level evaluations of your program/agency/organization/community regarding efficacy of its anti-trafficking response.

Designed and validated by the Founding Executive Director of CCHT, Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, and the CCHT colleagues and partners Dr. Brien Bolin, Dr. Tara Gregory, Dr. Anthony DiLollo, Bailey Patton Brackin, and Allison Farres, CCHT offers some of the only validated and quantifiable human trafficking tools to date. Specific tools used for research include:

  • Anti-Trafficking Organizational/Community Response Assessment™ (AT-O/CRA™)

  • Human Trafficking Definition and Identification Tool™ (HT-DIT™)

  • Domestic Sex Trafficking Risk and Resiliency Assessment™ (DST-RRA™)

  • Victim-Centered Survivor-Led Life Planning Tool: Progress Toward Prosperity Matrix™ (VCSL-LPT: PTPM™)

  • VCSL-LPT: Goals Beliefs Change™ (VCSL-LPT: GBC™)

Through the use of these tools, CCHT can assist your organization/agency in:

  1. Identifying strengths in anti-trafficking efforts as well as areas that may need improvement.
  2. Measuring areas of development in anti-trafficking efforts.
  3. Identifying those at-risk of or subjugated to human trafficking in a manner that guides individual practice interventions.
  4. Developing services that respond to the issues and holistic needs of those at-risk of or subjugated to DMST.
  5. Recognizing and applying the strengths and resilience factors of those who are at risk of or subjugated to human trafficking.
  6. Evaluating efficacy of service delivery to victims/survivors of human trafficking.
Services

Education

Through our specially created human trafficking related curriculum, we provide cross-discipline classes that can both meet graduation requirements of current students and serve as continuing education opportunities for those in the community. Curricula is aimed at undergraduate and graduate-level learners.

Wichita State University

Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm teaches Domestic Human Trafficking each spring cross listed as a social work course and a public health sciences course.

  • SCWK 611C
  • PHS 575C

Local Community

The Center for Combating Human Trafficking offers Applied Learning (Practicum, Internship, or Graduate Assistantship) opportunities for local college students studying:

  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Psychology/Community Psychology

To find out more about our Applied Learning opportunities and the application process, Contact Us.

Continuing Education

For multidisciplinary professionals:

CCHT’s Annual Anti-Trafficking Conference is held the last Friday of every January and typically offers social work and nursing CEU’s.

CCHT will host additionally trainings throughout the year when opportunities arise.

Services

Policy Development

To ensure that the policies behind efforts to combat human trafficking are both thorough and strong, we are regularly involved in the development of community and state laws. In fact, members of CCHT played a key role in the development of state legislation including:

  • Kansas HB 2034 – an anti-trafficking law that created the crime of commercial exploitation of a child, strengthened penalties for trafficking related offenses and created a victims’ assistance fund using fine collected by perpetrators.

  • Kansas SB 179 - legislation updating anti-trafficking laws to provide an affirmative defense for victims of human trafficking. This prevents victims from being charged for actions committed while under the control of a trafficker.

Services

Direct Service

  • Lotus Prevention for Prosperity™

    A primary and secondary prevention program for elementary, middle and high school-aged youth known as P4P: Thrive™. The P4P: Thrive™ curriculum aims to increase young people’s ability to practice healthy relationships, develop an age-appropriate understanding of abuse and exploitation (particularly in the form of human trafficking), inform young people of potential multidisciplinary resources in the community and provide an opportunity for them to demonstrate their own ability to combat abuse and exploitation.

  • Lotus Pathway to Prosperity™

    Designed for survivors of human trafficking by survivors of human trafficking, this is a program intended to help survivors of sex and labor trafficking reclaim their lives, become self-sufficient and use their unique experiences to help fight trafficking. P2P includes a Survivor-Overcomer Group curriculum that, reflecting the Lotus Anti-Trafficking Model™ 8 Life Dimensions, aims to assist in empowering each individual’s ability to develop holistic health and prosperity; and explore their own potential leanings, gifts, talents, interests, and passions.
    If you are a social service agency and have a referral, you can access our referral form.
    Individual victim-centered/survivor-led multidisciplinary case staffings, victim/survivor referrals and brokering of other community resources.

Facilitated and led by experienced members of the CCHT staff, we offer a wide range of proprietary services to prevent future abuse and exploitation as well as nurture healing.

Much of our direct service programming is offered to our local community at no cost. This includes all Lotus Prevention for Prosperity™ programming in local education, faith, and direct-service settings; as well as all Lotus Pathway to Prosperity™ programming including advocacy, Sisters Saving Ourselves™ Survivor Group, and our Wichita State Survivor Scholarship/paid Survivor-Leader Internship opportunities.

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