H.E.A.T.Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

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Community Tools

H.E.A.T. Watch actively engages the community to raise awareness and action about human trafficking and exploitation. Below are some tools, resources, templates, and training examples that you can use in your own community's response. Make sure to check back often for updated material and information. For programmatic support, email info@heatwatch.org.

If you plan to use specific H.E.A.T. Watch material, please credit the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, H.E.A.T. Watch Program.

H.E.A.T. Watch Outreach Materials (Examples)

H.E.A.T. Watch Data on Human Trafficking

*These numbers are likely to change in the coming months as they are derived from a database, which is currently being updated. We are still gathering relevant data.


  • Community Outreach Presentation on Human Trafficking - Use this PowerPoint to assist you in developing your own community training curriculum. The purpose of this template is to provide you with information that you can pick and choose as you see fit. This presentation includes background about the commercial sexual exploitation of children, myths & misconceptions, risk factors, statistics, and more (look in the "notes" section of the PowerPoint for talking points, sources, and links to external videos). (8.9MB)


  • Creating Successful Presentations - As you prepare or update your own presentations using PowerPoint, there are certain rules that you can utilize to optimize the audience's experience. Quickly review this how-to guide on creating powerful presentations about human trafficking, while utilizing Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Presentation Rule (0.7MB)
  • Social Media + Social Causes (Prezi) - Learn social media and online strategies to support your anti-trafficking movement. Updated September 2013.
  • Social Media + Social Causes (Live Recording) - This training was recorded on January 26, 2013 at the 2013 Freedom Summit. Though this training has been updated since then, feel free to listen to this recording as you also follow along with the "Social Media + Social Causes (Prezi)" listed above.
  • The Sexual Exploitation of Minors (Webinar Recording) - This webinar was recorded by the National Family Justice Association, and given by H.E.A.T. Unit Supervisor, DDA Casey Bates and H.E.A.T. Watch Program Coordinator, Maia Sciupac in June 2013. Access the webinar PowerPoint, additional material and the webinar recording.


  • "Black Girls for Sale", Essence Magazine (2010) (2.6MB)
  • H.E.A.T. Watch Newsletter - Read news stories, interviews, and community highlights from previous newsletter editions that are housed on our blog. Get notified when our quarterly newsletter goes live by signing up for our mailing list.
  • H.E.A.T. Watch Radio - Listen to interviews and news stories about human trafficking on H.E.A.T. Watch Radio.
  • Poem by a Sexually Exploited Minor - This poem was written by a youth in juvenile hall. (0.9MB)
  • The Protection Project, Johns Hopkins University (Syllabi)- "The Protection Project, in conjunction with the Association of Scholars, encourages the incorporation of information about human trafficking into academic coursework across a variety of disciplines. Below are a collection of syllabi for courses which either focus entirely on human trafficking or which incorporate human trafficking into the presentation of another subject. Those courses which are cross-listed in multiple disciplines are listed under both possible subjects."

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This website is supported in part by Grant No.90ZV0092 awarded by the Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program, Anti-Trafficking In Persons Division, Office of Refugee Resettlement/ACF, Department of Health and Human Services. The contents on this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.