An empowerment approach is a primary goal of anti-trafficking work, which includes elevating the survivor voice (U.S. Department of State, 2017). In its recently published human trafficking resolution, the APA (2017) strongly encourages that research initiatives and program development efforts include the participation of persons directly affected by human trafficking. Two presenters experienced in survivor-led and survivor-informed research in the United States will lead the webinar. Alexandra Pierce, Ph.D., has been conducting community-based participatory action research and program evaluation with American Indian tribes and urban Indian non-profits since 1998.Thema Bryant-Davis, Ph.D. is director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at Pepperdine University which focuses on the cultural context of recovery from interpersonal traumas such as child abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, racism, and human trafficking. Drs. Pierce and Bryant-Davis will share lessons learned from their human trafficking research experiences.