Education is arguably the most important pillar of our mission at Uprising
Through education we can work to prevent future victims from being groomed, as well as a create a safe environment for current or historical victims to disclose. From educating law enforcement and healthcare workers to youth, parents and caregivers, and everyone in between we strengthen that safety net by taking the next step from basic awareness to fully educated. The more you know, the more you know.
Some ways we currently provide education in our community are:
Professional Training: We are passionate about ensuring that professionals across Wyoming and the region have access to the most up-to-date information and training on exploitation and trafficking. We work hard to provide training for all types of professionals such as law enforcement, healthcare workers, professionals working with youth, prosecutors, and more. We often bring national and international leaders in their fields to Wyoming to help accomplish this goal. You can book professional training here.
Parent/Caregiver Training: When it comes to prevention education, we can only accomplish so much by trying to reach youth directly. It is vital that we are able to bring our knowledge to parents and caregivers who have constant interaction and the ability to infuse prevention into their daily routines with youth. By helping educate parents and caregivers about tangible conversations and ways to practice prevention, they can help lower the risk of the youth in their lives. You can book a parent/caregiver training here.
Youth Prevention Education: Perhaps the most important goal of Uprising is youth prevention. We want to get as far upstream from the problem by reaching youth earlier and more often. Our prevention focuses on underlying issues that heighten their risk for exploitation. By focusing on those issues, we can help empower youth with education that will in turn lower their risk instead. You can inquire about youth prevention education by contacting us here.
Greater Rockies Immersive Training (GRIT) on Trafficking and Exploitation: In 2022 we are launching our inaugural regional conference for professionals, GRIT. This is a huge milestone for Uprising and Wyoming. We will now have the ability to train more professionals than ever before and make strategic relationships with key professionals in neighboring states that will strengthen our response to human trafficking. You can learn more about GRIT here.