Training & Awareness Events

2024 International Conference on Violence against Men and Boys

June 11-13, 2024

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April 27, 2023 - 12 pm to 3 pm CT (1 pm to 4 pm ET)

Responding to Commercialized Violence against Male Youth

Host: Indiana Department of Child Services, in partnership with giantslayer. and Kristi House

Training is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice OVC grant for Services for Victims of Human Trafficking, grant #2022-15POVC-22-GG-03880-HT. 



January 12, 2023 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Males

Virtual research presentation by Ena Lucia Mariaca Pacheco

Collaborative partners: Bob's House of Hope, Kristi House | Giant Slayer and Male Survivor


January 18, 2023 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET (11 am to 12 pm CT)

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Sex Trafficking, Substance Abuse and HIV Risk among Males


Host: Bob's House of Hope, Kristi House , Giant Slayer, Prism Health North Texas

October 11, 2022 - Responding to Violence against Indigenous Boys and Men

Virtual participation: 1 pm to 3:30 pm ET - Register

In-person participation: 1 pm to 5 pm ET - Register

A virtual and in-person no-cost presentation, panel and discussion on violence against Indigenous men and boys, inclusive of human trafficking. This event is sponsored by Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming Department of Diversity and Social Responsibility, and Kristi House's Bridges to the Futures Program and Giant Slayer through funding from the United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. 

During this training, male-identifying as well as Two-Spirit subject-matter experts will deliver training content related to:

1) Cultural competence and humility

2) Intergenerational trauma experienced by Indigenous males

3) Various forms of violence experienced by Indigenous males

4) Health and psychological impact of trauma

5) Effective services responses

Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with speakers and other participants about national and local barriers to preventing violence, how to improve organizational capacity and lived-experience-informed strategic recommendations moving forward.


Welcoming remarks by Stephanie Piimauna, Chief Diversity Officer - Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming Department of Diversity and Social Responsibility

Subject-matter experts (access bios here):

Moderator: Nathan Earl, Giant Slayer


Giant Slayer is a lived-experience-led consultancy that helps organizations and communities respond to violence against men and boys through training and technical assistance.

Kristi House Bridges to the Futures provides educational support, vocational training, jobs skills development, internships and career planning for girls overcoming sex trafficking. Major funding provided by U.S. DOJ, OVC.

May 17, 2022 - Broward Human Trafficking Coalition

Identifying and Responding to the Trafficking of  Male and GBT+ Individuals

Training Materials 

May 19, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm EST

"Gang Banger or Labor Trafficking Victim"

Human Trafficking Intervention Training: Forced Criminality - Understanding Human Trafficking through the Lens of Utah’s Victor Rax Case 

Target audience: criminal justice stakeholders, victim advocates, LGBTQIA-serving providers, providers serving boys and young men of color

Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor at AEquitas, and Special Agent Josh Caless, Utah Attorney Generals Office Investigations, will present the findings and lessons learned while investigating and prosecuting a notorious case involving the trafficking of male youth by Victor Manuel Rax who had been charged in 3rd District Court with 63 felonies for crimes ranging from sodomy on a child to human trafficking to drugs. Investigators believe Rax raped undocumented immigrant boys as young as 9, then threatened their families in order to force them to sell drugs and submit to abuse 

Read the Strategy Brief.   

Register here. 


Previous Training Events

January 7, 2022 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

"Responding to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minor and Young Adult Males"

Light the Way, End Human Trafficking Lunch and Learn Series (hosted by Texas Department of Family Protective Services)

During this workshop, attendees will learn how to effectively develop strategies for identifying and engaging with male-identifying youth victimized by commercial sexual exploitation.  International and North American research shows that boys can make up as much as half of all child sex trafficking victims, however, continued challenges exist in regional and local efforts to not only identify these survivors, but how to effectively engage and connect them with services. Trending data, typologies experienced by males and misconceptions will be explored along with risk, resilience, and protective factors associated with male trafficking. Attendees will hear about case studies involving prosecution of male trafficking and will learn about proven engagement methodologies.  

Register here.  

January 11, 2022 - Live at noon CST on Instagram @Traffick911

"boys + Trafficking" Instagram Live

Lindsey Speed, CEO of Traffick 911, hosts this community conversation with Nathan Earl to discuss the nuances in recruitment and grooming of male victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and resources available to empower male youth. 

January 13, 2022 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am (virtual, youth audience only)

3rd Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Rally (hosted by North Miami Councilwoman Mary Estime-Irvin)

Speakers will present information on best practices from the field, the intersectionality of trafficking and race, labor trafficking considerations and practices, survivor-leadership at HT organizations,  trafficking of males and of LGBTQ  individuals. Learn more at

If you represent students or youth, please contact Rosenny Augustine Jean-Louis for youth registration information.

January 14, 2022 - 10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST (virtual)

Human Trafficking: Strides,  Trends and Gaps Education Symposium (hosted by Kristi House)

Speakers will present information on best practices from the field, the intersectionality of trafficking and race, labor trafficking considerations and practices, survivor-leadership at HT organizations,  trafficking of males and of LGBTQ  individuals. Learn more at

Register here.

January 22, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST (virtual)

Human Trafficking Hot Topic (hosted by The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast)

Community presentation on various aspects of human trafficking, including commercialized violence against boys and men. 

Register here.

January 24, 2022 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST (virtual)

Responding to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men (hosted by Giant Slayer)

Join Giant Slayer and partners for a virtual screening of BOYS, a documentary about the sex trafficking of boys and men across the United States, followed by an expert panel discussion. Panelists include the CEO's of the four known programs dedicated solely to serving male survivors in the country.  They include Emmaus (Chicago), Bob's House of Hope (Texas), Hero House (Tampa), and The BUDDY House (Atlanta).  Panelists will share information on their approaches to preventing male trafficking, while serving survivors.  

Register here.

January 27, 2022 - 9:00 am to 9:45 am EST or 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm EST (two sessions available)

4th Annual Human Trafficking Summit: Connecting the Dots to Respond to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Male-Identifying Youth (hosted by Georgia Dept of Family & Childrens Services

This training brings the underreported male sex trafficked victim to the forefront and provides tools for identification and response.Topics to be covered include typology, risk and recruitment, identification and response.

Register here.  


February 2, 2022 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am EST

4th Annual Medical Symposium on Human Trafficking Keynote Presentation: Supporting Male Survivors of Commercial  Sexual Exploitation (Hosted by ImPACT Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University)

This presentation includes a screening of BOYS, a documentary about sex trafficking of male minors across the United States. Watch the trailer at We will follow the screening with a 60-minute training on supporting male survivors, and those at risk. This training will be tailored for healthcare professionals following the SOAR framework with additional content suggested by HEAL trafficking. Access the full agenda, here

Register here. 

February 9 - 10, 2022 

Second Annual Regional Human Trafficking Summit (hosted by the HHS Regional Interdisciplinary Collaborative)

Focus is on trauma-informed care and how it relates to human trafficking.  Agenda includes a screening of the BOYS documentary followed by a panel discussion about commercial sexual exploitation of minor males across the United States. 

Learn more and register here. 

February 17, 2022 

Identifying and Responding to Trafficking of Boys and Male Youth (hosted by Florida Department of Children and Families)

Human trafficking training includes a screening of BOYS, a documentary about the commercial sexual exploitation of boys and men, followed by facilitated training and Q/A. Developed for DCF stakeholders.  Contact:

Register here. 

March 25, 2022 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Human Trafficking Intervention Training: Jason Daniel Gandy Case Presentation (hosted by Giant Slayer and Kristi House)

Target audience: criminal justice stakeholders, victim advocates, LGBTQIA-serving providers, providers serving boys and young men of color

This training event will begin with Jose Alfaro, one of the survivors in this case, sharing his experiences while being trafficked by Jason Daniel Gandy.  Sherri Zack, Chief Prosecutor, will then present findings and lessons-learned by law enforcement and prosecutors throughout the case.  Detective Joseph Scaramucci (McClellan County Sheriff) and Nathan Earl (Giant Slayer Consulting) will then co-moderate a panel discussion between the panelists The training will conclude with panelists answering moderated questions from the audience. 

Register here. 

Maryland Human Trafficking Investigators

Training Materials 

ACF Region IV HT Work Group

Training Materials 

Florida-based training on the trafficking of male youth is funded by Kristi House Children's Advocacy Center's Bridges to Futures program.

Home - Kristi House Children's Advocacy Center 

Bridges to the Future program is funded by the United States Department of Justice to provide educational and vocational support, training and career planning, tutoring, financial counseling, job readiness assistance, education programs, and assistance with educational and professional certifications, internships and apprenticeships.