Human Trafficking Training Awareness and Prevention for Airport Professionals

April 19, 2023 | 1-5 p.m. ET | LIVE ONLINE TRAINING



Airport employees are on the frontlines of the fight to end human trafficking. Recent data suggests that more than 60% of trafficking victims move through airports during the course of their exploitation, yet identification of these victims remains remarkably low. This course will equip frontline workers with tools and resources they need to better understand human trafficking and be responsive to suspected cases.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
• Define human trafficking and how it presents itself domestically in the United States, specifically in an airport environment
• Identify red flags and warning signs of potentially trafficked or sexually exploited persons
• Understand the impact of human trafficking on the individual as well as community
• Manage immediate needs for potential victims of human trafficking in a safe manner
• Implement proper safety planning and response to suspected victim of human trafficking or sexually exploited person
• Refer victims to appropriate resources for intervention
• Understand what resources are available to the airport employee, security personnel, law enforcement, or other professionals to further aid in the identification, response, and intervention to a suspected instance while in an airport environment
• Understand the importance of reporting and address concerns regarding liability (“what if I am wrong” mentality)

Who should attend?
• Any employee that may have contact with travelers
• Administrative employees
• Curbside employees/Skycaps
• Janitorial services
• Security personnel
• Law enforcement* 


$175 for Members; $195 for Nonmembers

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Need to register offline? Download the registration form and send to [email protected] once complete.

Questions? Contact the AAAE Training Department

AAAE will donate a portion of your registration fee to our partners at Anti Trafficking International. Anti Trafficking International’s (ATI) mission is to prevent human trafficking before it starts through a unique focus on equipping frontline professionals, educating parents, and empowering youth. Human trafficking is a proven national threat in the United States, and it requires the full commitment of everyone in the community to identify and eradicate the predators. Founded in 2013 by Detective Bill Woolf, ATI reaches more than 250,000 youth every year in three countries and is the leader in prevention curriculum. ATI’s curriculum coupled with its other initiatives are effectively safeguarding communities all across the globe.


1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Human Trafficking 101
This module will provide foundational knowledge on human trafficking. Attendees will be able to properly define and explain human trafficking and have a working knowledge of the root causes in our society. The trainers will provide insight into the effects trafficking has on the victims and the methods traffickers use to scout, manipulate, and trap their victims in a life of exploitation.

2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Human Trafficking and the Intersection with Air Travel
Discussion will focus on why airport employees are truly on the frontlines of combating human trafficking and emphasis will be placed on the recent statistics such as “more than 60% of victims of human trafficking will pass through an airport while being exploited.

3:00 pm—4:00 pm
Identifying Human Trafficking in an Airport Environment
This module will focus on equipping airport professionals with the ability to recognize the warnings signs and red flags of human trafficking in an airport environment. Airport professionals will learn the signs to look for during interactions with travelers.

4:00 pm—5:00 pm
Responding to Human Trafficking in the Airport Environment
This module will provide a look at potential interactions with suspected victims to ensure safety for employees and suspected victims. Attendees will learn proper reporting procedures with an emphasis on specific resources available at that airport. Airport personnel will be encouraged to report and to overcome internally questioning, “What if I am wrong?”




Bill Woolf

Chief Operating Officer
Anti-Trafficking International (ATI)
McLean, VA

Bill Woolf has dedicated his personal and professional life to combatting human trafficking – most notably being recognized by receiving the Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. He started his professional career as a police officer where he was promoted to the position of detective and was assigned to work on the Gang Investigations Unit. While doing this work, he quickly became aware of an emerging problem in his region, human trafficking. Mr. Woolf learned that gangs were transitioning from other profitable crimes, such as narcotics trafficking, to human trafficking as a source of income for their illicit activities. Mr. Woolf sought out to better understand the problem and in doing so he learned how prevalent the issue was domestically in the United States, as well as internationally. From that point forward he became dedicated to combatting the issue, serving as a federal task force officer investigating and prosecuting cases locally and federally. He was instrumental in receiving funding to start a human trafficking task force in northern Virginia. Bill was placed in charge of the task force and was assigned to coordinate enforcement and interdiction efforts with other regional, state and federal law enforcement. He was also tasked with forging partnerships with non-governmental agencies that could provide necessary services to those victimized by human trafficking. In the first two years, under Bill’s leadership, the task force was able to identify 217 victims of sex and labor trafficking and recover over 126 of them. The task force also identified and initiated investigations into more than 100 traffickers that had conducted illegal activities in the northern Virginia area. Bill saw, through his work, that many of the young victims were being tricked by the traffickers because they were not equipped nor educated to identify what was happening. Bill founded the Just Ask Prevention Project to help in better protecting our communities. He led the effort to develop a systematic approach of education, prevention and intervention which brings effective strategies in addressing the threat of human trafficking to communities. The program has garnered national attention and is now being implemented in areas throughout the United States, Mexico, Netherlands, and Nigeria. After over 15 years of law enforcement service, Mr. Woolf took on the prevention and intervention work full time as the Executive Director of the Just Ask Prevention Project and Director of the National Human Trafficking Intelligence Center. He led a team focused on developing tangible tools and resources and leveraging new technologies to assist professionals in the field better identify situations of human trafficking or exploitation and respond appropriately to those situations. Mr. Woolf was called upon by the U.S. Department of Justice to accept a position as a member of the Senior Executive Service in the role of Human Trafficking Programs Director where he was responsible for overseeing the nearly $100 million budget to support human trafficking programs all across the United States. He was also responsible for developing departmental policy relating to human trafficking and was eventually asked to serve as Special Advisor to the White House. Because of his demonstrated management abilities, he was asked to step in as the Acting Director of the Office for Victims of Crime and continued to serve as the Principal Deputy Director overseeing more $6.5 billion in grant programs.


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