Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated environment with scenes and objects that appear to be real, making the user feel they are immersed in their surroundings. This environment is perceived through a device known as a Virtual Reality headset or helmet.

How people use TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to educate others
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How people use TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to educate others

Radical Empathy Education Foundation (REEFcares.org) licenses their virtual reality empathy training software, TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story, to trainers and groups across the world. Screenshot of Lisa’s neighborhood in TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story Licensees (in Texas, Illinois, California, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Arkansas, and elsewhere) have come up with some very creative ways to use…

Virtual Reality Training Packages Defined by Radical Empathy
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Virtual Reality Training Packages Defined by Radical Empathy

To be sure people get the attention they need when they need assistance at events, we recommend one assistant per every 5 headsets in use. Licensees are encouraged to use the training software in any way they wish. Here are a few real-world use cases from our licensees. Community-based in-person human trafficking prevention training. Community…

Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training
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Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training

Radical Empathy’s “In Her Shoes” tour met up with the mayor of Wichita Falls, Texas, through a great connection with Southern Grit Advocacy. https://youtu.be/MTnoDq1cmYA ABOUT RADICAL EMPATHY EDUCATION FOUNDATIONRadical Empathy is an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking. Their VR experience include fully interactive, computer generated environments married with narrative, user-directed stories. Visit them…

Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming
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Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming

Uprising’s Terri Markham explains how she uses TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to train everyone from children to legislators using an interactive virtual reality experience Radical Empathy Education Foundation and Uprising began their relationship early in 2022, when Terri Markham was looking for unique ways to teach people about human trafficking. We caught up with…

Radical Empathy raising funds to put their interactive anti-trafficking education experience in a web browser
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Radical Empathy raising funds to put their interactive anti-trafficking education experience in a web browser

For my 55th birthday, I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Hey everybody!! I want to jump right into this, tell you why I care about human trafficking, and explain why I need your help now more than ever. Children are innocent and vulnerable to being tricked. Adults take advantage…

Austin Independent School District Leads Nation in Technology-Enabled Child Safety Programs
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Austin Independent School District Leads Nation in Technology-Enabled Child Safety Programs

Innovative Interactive Child Safety Program Raises Funds To Support Pilot School AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 5, 2018 – PRLog — Who teaches children about the dangers of meeting a stranger online? Recognizing an unhealthy relationship? Can they recognize or avoid sex trafficking? McCallum High School, in the Austin Independent School District, is Piloting a program to answer those questions. In Texas alone,…

LifeGuard Group Brings Interactive Virtual Reality Training to the NWGIA Training Symposium
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LifeGuard Group Brings Interactive Virtual Reality Training to the NWGIA Training Symposium

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 10, 2022 – PRLog — The staff of The LifeGuard Group have trained well over 10,000 American high school and middle school students to recognize and respond to human trafficking, and their experience working directly with these students has led them to a realization: ending human trafficking is not just an emergency worldwide, it’s an emergency in…

Radical Empathy to meet with U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program
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Radical Empathy to meet with U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program

Virtual Reality based human trafficking training group to share education successes and formulate strategies for international cooperation By: Radical Empathy Education Foundation AUSTIN, Texas – June 29, 2022 – PRLog — Pamela-Jean Mohamed, Associate Executive Director International Programs for the International Hospitality Council of Austin, invited Billy Joe Cain, co-founder of Radical Empathy, to meet with participants from the International Visitor…

Motels, Trucking, Lawyers, and Human Trafficking
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Motels, Trucking, Lawyers, and Human Trafficking

Sometimes, truck stops are used because truckers themselves are involved. They are easy-to-access rest and transfer points for traffickers.

Human Trafficking: Pathways to Prevention
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Human Trafficking: Pathways to Prevention

This event was co-led by the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HHS Partnership Center) and the Office of Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families (contact info below).