[sectiontitle1]Community Educator Trainings[/sectiontitle1]
We provide train-the-trainer workshops 2-3 times a year.

Upcoming Trainings:
Stay tuned for upcoming dates.


We train businesses, schools, faith-based communities, medical professionals, social service agencies and other groups. Workshops are designed to help participants understand modern slavery and learn how to respond effectively within their context. Workshop length is 1.5 hours.
Contact us to request a workshop.

Workshops offered:

  • Sex Slavery and Labor Trafficking in Michigan: Victim Identification, Response and Reporting
  • Runaways and At Risk Youth in the U.S.A.
  • Modern Slavery 101: Overview of Global Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Modern Slavery 201: Root Causes of Slavery and Community Development
  • Corporate Responsibility: Addressing the Supply Chain
  • Medical Professionals: Responding to Modern Slavery on the Job
  • Addressing Pornography and Sexual Exploitation
  • If you would like a customized workshop, please contact us for details.

We do charge a small fee for trainings to cover expenses. However, if you are unable to pay for training, we do not want this to deter you from receiving education on these important issues. We are happy to accommodate, no matter your budget.

Examples of groups we’ve trained: Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health, Cooley Law School, Grand Valley State University, Spring Arbor University, Kuyper College, Grandville Rotary Club, Grand Rapids Junior League, and various churches, K-12 schools, and conferences.

[sectiontitle1]Abolitionists in Action[/sectiontitle1]
To learn more about what’s happening in your community, we invite you to attend our Community Group meetings.

[sectiontitle1]Looking for a Speaker?[/sectiontitle1]
Contact us if you’re looking for a speaker for your event or would like a list/bios of our speakers.

[sectiontitle1]Mandated Reporter Training for Child Abuse and Neglect[/sectiontitle1]
If you are in Kent County and are looking for Mandated Reporter Training for you group, please contact Family Futures. Family Futures offers five community-wide trainings each school year, or they can bring a session to your workplace. This interactive training can be done either 1.5 hours or 3 hours and can be customized to meet the needs of any audience. The training is $15 for professionals and $5 for students.

Through this training, participants will learn: the child protection law, responsibilities of mandated reporters, indicators of child abuse/neglect, what to do when a child discloses child abuse/neglect, and what Child Protective Services does once a report is received.

To sign up, visit www.familyfutures.net/communityed Questions? Contact Family Futures at 616.454.4673