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Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 9: Texas Rideshare Driver Course, What is “One Generation?”, Getting Started with One Generation

Welcome to the Prevention Cohort LIVE stream, sponsored by PBJ Learning

This week, I've worked with a number of “new to VR” people and so I wanted to honor them with a place to go to gather some initial information, and I've also been working on the Texas Rideshare Driver course, so we'll show you a little behind the scenes of how that's getting done. 

We open with the Texas Transportation Network Company HTT TX HB 2313 course (we call it Texas Rideshare Driver Course internally, but we're not 100% sure that it's only for drivers, even though that's what they say now). I go through a bit of the side-by-side comparison of our hospitality course, which has very similar learning objectives, so you can see how we are making this happen. No point in re-creating the wheel!

We close with a couple of great about how Radical Empathy's One Generation VR system works. If you don't know anything about VR or our program, this is a great place to start. 

Here are a few links from the show:

We record these meetings so you can watch them as a bit of an extra resource for yourself.

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  • Billy Joe and others acknowledged and celebrated the exceptional individuals who fought against human trafficking, recognizing their brilliance and audacity to believe in ending it. They stood beside these unsung heroes, who challenged societal norms, pioneered new solutions, and propelled humanity forward. – PLAY @0:00
  • Billy Joe discussed a new Texas law that required ride share drivers to undergo human trafficking training. The law aimed to educate drivers on recognizing signs of human trafficking and how to respond to suspected instances. – PLAY @3:58
  • Billy Joe explained how they used a system called Elementor to create courses with lessons. Each lesson was like a webpage that they customized using Elementor, and they also used Premiere to edit and enhance the videos for the lessons. – PLAY @10:33
  • Billy Joe discussed the excitement of offering an important course on human trafficking prevention, called One Generation, which included a VR application and an course. He mentioned being at the cutting edge of this program and expressed concern about time constraints during the show. – PLAY @17:08
  • Billy Joe discussed the use of technology to educate people about human trafficking. They emphasized the importance of emotional attachment to the topic and highlighted the resources and support available to facilitate effective education on the subject. – PLAY @18:39
  • Billy Joe discussed three major hurdles in education: lack of knowledge among faculty members about human trafficking, fear of teachers to discuss the topic, and the need for community approval. They also mentioned their efforts to address these challenges through VR technology and comprehensive online courses. – PLAY @24:59
  • Billy Joe expressed his gratitude for the time spent and mentioned the possibility of reporting the completion of the transportation course the following week, expressing excitement and hope for its successful completion. – PLAY @30:22

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Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 9: Texas Rideshare Driver Course, What is “One Generation?”, Getting Started with One Generation – September 07
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@1:51Billy Joe Cain @ PBJLearning.com (pbjlearning.com)

Here's to the fearless advocate who dared to be different, the relentless fighters, the champions against human trafficking, the unsung heroes in the shadows.

They are the ones who perceive the world through a different lens. They reject the confines of the societal norms and regulations.

They challenge the saddest growth with unwavering determination. The voices may be quoted, opinions disputed, and their character both praised and criticized.

But one thing is certain, they cannot be overlooked. They are catalysts for change. They pioneered new solutions. envisioned a world free from the clutches of human trafficking.

They mend broken lives. They embark on perilous journeys to rescue the vulnerable. They innovate. They inspire. They propel humanity forward.

Perhaps it takes a touch of medicine. How else can one look at a victim and envision the liberation or listen to the silence of suffering and compose a anthem of hope or gaze upon a dark underworld and see a battleground for justice.

We stand beside these exceptional individuals. While some may deem them as eccentric ones, we recognize their brilliance because those who possess

The capacity to believe they can end human trafficking are the ones who ultimately achieve it. The last week, the state of Texas decided that it was going to pass the law saying that the ride share drivers need to…

let's see, so yeah, ride share drivers have to have a human trafficking class before they can become a driver and use their systems.

SCREEN SHARING: Billy started screen sharing – WATCH

Yeah. Excuse me, so much. Let's talk a little bit about this though. New Texas law to require human trafficking training for ride share drivers.

The training will explain how to recognize signs of human trafficking and how to report and respond to suspected instances.

I'll read a little bit more. Human trafficking is a major problem facing Texas. state has second most cases reported in the nation.

But a new law is set to go in effect in September that seeks to better educate residents on the issue of house bill.

The 2313 was passed in the 88th regular legislative session. It requires drivers for quote transportation network companies, which would be Lyft or Uber.

And there's a few other ones here in town. To participate in training regarding human trafficking and tradition. To talk a little bit about the size and scope of the issue.

According to an analysis by career resources site, Livia, between Lyft and Uber. There are over 1.7 million people driving for rideshare companies, and 36% of Americans have used rideshare services.

Prior to the introduction of HBE 2313, both Uber and Lyft have published their own anti-human trafficking measures. Both companies posted online resources and online numbers to drivers from are prevented steps to combat human trafficking.

Now, HBE 2313 will require these rideshare companies to institute a mandatory 15-minute training for drivers. And this is what we're here to talk about today.

The training must include the descriptions of how and why he would draft and take place in the transportation industry, etc.

Texas is not the first US state to require this for rideshare drivers. In Washington State, King County Council enacted similar legislation in 2019, where people have to receive , where the trainability is weird, why are there sex trafficking.

you. I'm going take a look at what it is that I've been working on. We had previously made a course for the state of Texas.

It's called the Texas . It's based on Texas House Bill 390. We got that done. We got it approved by the state of Texas.

has three basic chapters. It does defining human trafficking. Teaching what human trafficking is, identifying human trafficking, how to recognize it, responding to human trafficking.

This is essentially the same structure of the course that we're going to be making. We have been working on adding all of the missing bits and pieces to it.

This is our current version of the Texas Transportation Network Company Force, which is the right-tier driver. So you can look…

think I can… put these two things in. So you can see both. Come on, when… come on, uh, Windows 11.

So they have all these interesting little things you can plug in. Alright, cool. So you can see that, uh, over here we have welcome to the Texas Hospitality Industry Awareness Course.

And on this side we have welcome to the Texas Transportation Network Company. So we always start off with a welcome video.

Um, the video has not been rewritten yet, but that's… that's where it's going to be. And we start… We always begin a course with a pre-course assessment to have an idea of exactly where you are right now and the work understanding of the topic of team and trafficking.

We want to make sure that everybody has the chance to show that they made some progress so you'll get as great as beginning.

Then the next thing we do is we start chapter one. All of our chapters start with an overview and I'll show you what overview does is it shows you three different ways what it is you're going to learn.

So we talk about content, we talk about the learning objectives, the things that have to be included that you're going to have basically put in your brain and be able to do.

Then we have our assessments broken down into questions. These are the questions that are going to use these learning objectives with these contents.

Each of the lessons afterwards breaks down the thing a little bit further. In the first chapter we start off with defining the crimes.

We start off talking about what is actually… The video is still from the hospitality force. The left is the hospitality force on the right is the transportation force.

There we go. On the hospitality force, we have it written out in English and we're going to have a Spanish version as well.

So every one of these videos will have an English subtitle version of the bottom. Notes and Spanish notes will also do all of these videos in English and Spanish.

But this is basically how things get done. so I wanted to show you that what we were doing is we were taking the course that was already approved and looking at all the things

I'll show you a little behind the scenes here. So we used this program. So I used our website is built on WordPress.

So it's a WordPress site. And then we use a system called Elementor, which is the way that all of those locks and everything get put together.

So sort of thing. So then that can be customized heavily. But Elementor allows us to turn pages into Learn-lessons, which get built into courses.

So I'll kind of give you an idea of how this works. So you have an overview of the key.

I think the key to this work is to start by… yeah, very much. I must be on somewhere. Great.

Okay, sorry. So the way this works is you have this concept of a course, and the course is made up of smaller bits and pieces, and those are made up of lessons.

So I'm going go ahead and click on the course itself here, so the technical translation network company of course, and it's going to open up the layout of how I connect all the bits of pieces together, it's sort of like a skeleton or an outline.

So you have a main area here. It's the main course page. This is the stuff that's going to go into the…

I'm going to sell… not even sales, or sales easily. to go on to the webpage itself. This thing called the Builder is the order in which all of your lessons are put together for you.

So again, we start with the Welcome Video, then a Pre-Course Assessment, etc. And each of these different pieces, so these are…

the course is made up of lessons. Each of these lessons… is made up of different ingredients. So it starts off kind of like a webpage.

So we will go to the lesson, pick one, pick up upcoming video. So each of these lessons are assigned to the different courses.

It starts to be kind of complicated, but it's really not bad. So this is the first video. So, when you go through the course, you'll get the outline, you get a pre-course assessment, or sorry, a pre-course assessment, then the outline, and then you get dropped into this page.

So, this is a lesson, a lesson is essentially just a web page. So, we edit everything with this thing called Elementor, so it looks all pretty and all that good stuff.

So, Elementor is going to open up a page, and it's on the pages for the de-ingradients, and one of the ingredients is going to be a video, so there's our video.

Let's start playing. So, the first thing that you know about using Elementor, or sorry, using anything in WordPress, is you build a page, and so you have all these little chunks, bits and pieces.

So, you have a… you're heading, a peer, your title. Title of your page, goes up here, then underneath it we have…

you have some text play people know. They're paying, we're here, we're paying attention, we want to give you some encouragement, and then we have it the next piece here.

We have a whole different document that I keep track of that has all of the scripts in it, the video scripts.

And then we're going to record all those things and then I'm going lay them in and put them up on our server and hold them up.

And let's see, maybe it's fun to… let's see… yeah, so I think you can see this. This is the answer on toolkit.

So these are all the videos that we're going to do. So you're going to have one that's going to be called How to Interact with the Victim.

This here, as an employee, our manager… That is something that came out of the hospitality industry, so that's going to get renamed.

These are all the files that go along with it, and so I'll go ahead and just open this one up.

So we use Premiere as our video editor, so I can open up the video here. You can see I still have me in the name of the video yet.

I'll list the things to do. while Premiere opens, I'll let you know that this is a labor of love to make this work.

Dave and I are extremely excited about this. As a person that lives in Texas, I'm very excited about having the opportunity to serve more of our Texas citizens and friends here and help protect some people.

I'm really excited about getting the chance to work with the Texas Attorney General on this to make sure that we're providing you It's absolute best material.

We also take this very seriously in that we want to… oh, the premiere is taking a ton. Oh, I see it's asking me about some questions.

I'm just going to this one so far. But yeah, so we are going to go through each one of these videos, customize everything that we're going to record it, then we're going get into Premiere and do all the layouts to make sure that everything looks like we're looks cool and looks exciting and new.

Maybe I shouldn't have 8,000 tabs that involve my brush. Alright, we're going to hold off on opening up Premiere and let's just take two more.

Anyway! This kind of shows you a little bit about what it is that we're doing right now and I wanted to have the opportunity to share it with you because this is really big stuff.

Being able to offer an important course like this to be one of the very first ones in the United States.

I'm really excited about being at the cutting edge of this. We are… let's see about 30 minutes left to our show today and we might…

I'm not sure we're going to cut it. A little bit close. I have one other thing I want to show you.

I think we'll go through an office. Oh, the mirror is dragging it from the chain down. Okay. So what I want to do is take a few minutes to give you an understanding of how our One Generation system works.

It's the name of our complete human trafficking prevention program where we have our VR application and our .

So we call it all One Generation. The idea is we're trying to teach everybody in One Generation. Let me go ahead and share my screen with you and I'll do a little read.

SCREEN SHARING: Billy started screen sharing – WATCH

So we, radical empathy, use a virtual reality headset simulation to put people in the shoes of a young victim so you can understand how you can be psychologically manipulated into becoming a victim of trafficking through coercion and trick-or-weets.

So when we start working with people, one of the things that's difficult is that well it's in virtual reality, so you can't really just look at it.

You have to have a headset. So we have to talk to people and get them to understand that this is a completely different way of doing education.

You're putting the power of the training in the hands of the person that's actually getting taught. So they're going to get to decide what they learn through the app itself.

It's a different way of thinking about what's So and it's confusing to a lot of people and there's no big deal.

It's just how it is. So newer technology and we are totally ready to answer all of the questions you have.

I promise you that purchasing and using these VR headsets is easier than you think. You do not need to be afraid of this.

We're going to help you every step of the way. So I'm really asking out here, hey future generation future one generation licensee.

We are excited they have you here. We're want to make sure that you. I'm if in this, because this is potentially confusing, because it's not just a technology jump that you're having to make, but it's also about making sure that the parents of the students that you're teaching or your population actually understand what human trafficking is.

So let me make sure you know you can always just call me, text me anytime, doesn't make any difference, there are no bad questions, this is all brand new stuff to most people.

So in short, what you're going to get is a complete system to educate your community or your group about human trafficking and any of its associated issues from the definition to proper responses.

What you're getting is a VR application that not only has been built with the assistance of survivors and people with lived experience and experts in the field, but it's also continually updated by the same people and people over the years.

We have been getting feedback forever. Then we have new versions, updated versions of the VR coming out soon. Not only do you get the VR app, but you also get our online course, Human Trafficking Essentials.

So your trainee or your trainers, the people that are actually using the headset, we recommend that they take our online course and master it.

So once they've mastered that, then you know that they understand human trafficking well enough to be able to So in a room educating people with this materials.

Also, you are going to get unbelievable support from other users. Not only are you going to be getting videos and ideas coming through your newsletters that you get weekly, but you also get access to and get welcome to the cohort.

The , this video podcast, every week. And if you had experience in that, I would love to have you take a look at it and tell us what we're missing.

We can't catch everything. We do have experts that we work with, but sometimes you might have an idea that would change the way that everybody feels about this.

So we want you to tell us what you think. Not only are you getting all of that, but you're also getting access to one of the most amazing resources that I know of in the human trafficking field, which is the knowledge vault from PBJLearning.

It's really Right here, there are over 5,000 articles that have been hand curated by me. There are videos, printable materials.

mean, everything that you can imagine is really up in there. It's all cross categorized and tagged. It's really something else.

can't tell you nothing about it. So… I want to tell you some of the problems that you have when you're trying to teach somebody about human trafficking.

I've been to over 200 courses so far. Webinars, events, I've met with tons of people. There's a number of things these patterns that develop.

The first pattern that I really noticed was that people need to have an emotional attachment to this topic. And by that, tend to feel like it's not real until it hits home.

And then once they understand it, they I'm going to be able to get little bit bit bit little a little of Melservice to things realized in that and PMP tele assumptions about.

uh the second The second thing is it's really about just education itself. There's a hurdle that most people probably would have never thought of.

I never thought about it, but my partner Dave, he did this Capstone project to get his doctor in education about this.

so what he did was he did this Capstone project and I'll actually open it up right here so you can see it.

But it's about higher education and human trafficking education. So it's like how much are they actually putting into higher education.

And the answer, unfortunately, is that the people that are… it suggests here we go, faculty members may be a main reason why students are under informed about human trafficking.

The researchers finding indicate instructors can only partially define the crime. They only discuss it in class on a limited basis, use textbooks and other materials that included a limited amount of content, and believed that the administration should be involved the role the to help increase the amount of human trafficking.

So instead of doing it themselves, they actually think it should be somebody else telling them what to do. main problem that they were having is this is Dave's explanation to me.

They're afraid that if they don't know the answer to every question, that they shouldn't be teaching them. And so that's not really good.

And so that is a significant problem. So they report their concern, they don't understand the topic well enough, so they're afraid to bring it up in case they can answer a question.

So what we did to try to, well first to deal with the empathy, we built with VR products, to deal with this education issue and teachers being afraid to talk about it, we made sure that our online course requires zero knowledge by a teacher.

A teacher really does not have to know anything about it to be able to assign this education, be able to assign the course, you can literally just get the email and it'll tell you what that person scored.

The course and all of the online courses. I'm curious, contain enough information so that if you find out that you may need help, the course will help you get that help yourself.

teacher doesn't even need to know this stuff. So we're trying to knock these purls out of the way for you.

A third problem that we have is just getting the material approved by the community. As you probably imagine, when people think about human trafficking, think about sex trafficking, which of course includes sex, and people seem to have a problem talking They're to their children about sex or having schools talk to their kids about sex.

So this is no exception. I want to make sure that you understand that our materials are reviewed and improved and approved by hundreds of subject matter experts.

We take all the tips from the biggest nonprofits in the field. I read articles constantly. I am up on the best materials.

And so you are going to be teaching the fundamentals of human trafficking that everyone needs to understand. Thank you.

. So your job is going to be to help a parent decide if they want these materials to be taught to their children.

So what we can do is we already have a video of the app. We have the script. And if you want to, we can go through the online course together so that you can review it with me.

Our job is to make sure that you have the tools to be successful. So that's the basic challenge is these three hurdles, which are major hurdles, but we're going to help you jump past them.

And then the last thing I wanted to share with you is the VR itself. It takes about 15 minutes to complete.

We've got a full playthrough and a video at the bottom of this page, but I'm about to click over to.

So this talks about this talks about this talks about this gives some testimonials of people that use it and talks about how they use it.

This talks about some of the topics that are inside of the application itself. then you can watch the video.

I love it and there's an interactive script as well as the tier. So we're trying to provide you everything that you need to be successful.

So when you become a licensee, you can use the software on as many VR headsets as you want at any given, at any time.

gives you all sorts of creativity. If you look here on this picture, you can see that the University of New York Texas Health Science Center, they had a classroom filled with kids and I don't think you can see them all.

But there were 38 headsets being used at one time because we wanted to get these kids through this experience.

So it's up to you. You have the… we'll be wearing the Ruby Slippers. You can make the decisions invest for you.

You have an article here that includes details of how to buy a headset. Our big thing is that we just need to get this thing on your head.

How do we get you a VR headset so you can give it a try? If you've already got a Quest headset that you own, I can help you get it.

can hold on it. I think that's all we're going to do today. Really, really appreciate your time. If there is…

If you have any questions, let me know. Hopefully next week we will report that we've got the the transportation course then in.

I'm really excited about that and I hope that I hope I can actually save that next week. So, there you go.

Be good. Be yourself. Be good to everybody.