Do You Know What Human Trafficking Looks Like?

When people first learn about human trafficking, they learn the legal definitions of labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and sometimes organ trafficking. While this is important and foundational, knowing how human trafficking manifests is equally as important. Sex trafficking and labor trafficking can happen to men, women, and children, regardless of age. But knowing the definition is just the beginning – …

Is Human Trafficking Happening in My Community?

When people first learn about human trafficking, they often think that it must be happening “over there” – in another country, state, or city. They don’t often think it could be happening in their community. This may be because they already have an idea of what human trafficking looks like or only know about one form of human trafficking. But …

Eyes In The Air and On The Ground

Human trafficking is a crime that often involves travel. This may be by car, train, bus, or taxi, but it can also occur by air travel. Travel may be between countries, though it is often within a victim’s own country, between states, or between cities within a state. Air travel can be used in recruitment tactics, such as when a …

5 Risks For Youth Online

In this day and age, almost every child is online – a lot. From social media and apps to videos and homework, kids use the Internet nearly every single day, many times a day. While the Internet has positive purposes, it can also place children at more risk than we may realize. So how can we keep children and youth …

What Do You Know About Foster Care and What You Can Do?

May is National Foster Care Month, with an annual presidential proclamation dating back to President Reagan in 1988. Currently, there are over 440,000 children and youth in foster care. This month is a time to recognize everyone that helps families and youth with permanent homes and connections, including foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, child welfare professionals, and community members …

What Does Restoration Include?

Restorative care and reintegrative services are an essential part of the continuum of care for a survivor. Without support post-rescue or exit, survivors may find themselves facing the same vulnerabilities that led to their exploitation in the first place. But what does aftercare look like? What services need to be included? What happens when a survivor graduates from a restoration …

Resource Roundup

Do you know what you can help bring awareness to this month? April has many opportunities for you to use your voice and platforms. Join with us this month as we help raise awareness about child abuse prevention, victims’ rights, and sexual assault. We’ve compiled some resources that will equip you to share with your community. Check out how you …

What Does Rescue Include?

While much may come to mind when you hear the term “rescue”, it is important to know that this moment in a victim’s life does not only include the immediate removal or exit from a dangerous situation but must also include immediate access to critical services that will meet their individual needs. Increasing the availability of these resources from within …

What Is Human Trafficking Identification?

By June of 2018, the National Human Trafficking Hotline had received over 14,000 calls, with over 5,000 cases of human trafficking reported in the United States. As AWARENESS of human trafficking grows, it is critically important to know how to identify a potential case of human trafficking in your local community (or abroad) and to know what to do when …