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™ Training including an option for a Train the Trainer Curriculum.
Training topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.

Inspirational and motivational keynote presentations regarding personal stories of over-coming obstacles, community transformation, social services and other topics are also available.
Sample topics include:

  • Domestic sex trafficking (DST); Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC); other forms of abuse and exploitation relative to human trafficking.

  • Systemic causes and adaptive challenges to addressing human trafficking.

  • The relationships between DST/CSEC and other populations/issues such as homeless, runaway, and throwaway youth (HRTY), foster care, pornography, mental health, etc.

  • Childhood trauma, risk, resilience, and malleability.

  • Factors that contribute to malleability and holistic prosperity in the midst of marginalization.

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

  • Trends in the anti-trafficking movement including survivor-leadership, criminalization/decriminalization, best-practices, practices harming and helping forward progress in the movement, etc.


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.


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.


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

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.

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.


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.


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 Victim to Vitality™ Model

    a tertiary prevention and intervention model for youth who are either at risk or have already been subjugated to human trafficking.

  • 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.

Examples of our direct service include:


  • Training

  • Consultation

  • Applied Research


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Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St, Campus Box 103
Wichita, KS, 67260
(316) 978-5061