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Human Trafficking and Related Resources

U.S. Legal Info & Definitions

  1. Law:
  2. Myths:
  3. Office for Victims of Crime. Resources and Research:
  4. U.S. Gov’t Entities Combating Human Trafficking:
  5. U.S. Homeland Security. Blue Campaign. Indicators & Reporting Suspected Human Trafficking:
  6. USDOJ National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking:
  7. Attorney General’s Trafficking in Person’s Report:
  8. Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States (includes info on faith-based partnerships):
  9. Chart w/overview of Federal Agencies participating:
  10. Resources: Identifying the Crime of Human Trafficking. Reference sheet from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Survivor Support

  1. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
  2. Get help or report suspected human trafficking situation/victim:
  4. Call 1-888-3737-888
  5. Polaris Survivor Support:
  6. Recognizing the Signs: National Human Trafficking Hotline:
  7. OVC Victims/Survivors Direct Assistance:
  8. OVC List and Links to Victim Service Providers:
  9. OVC/BJA Funded Human Trafficking Services and Task Forces:
  10. OJJDP. Overview and Chart of Survivor Services:
  11. DHHS. Resource Guide for Social Service Providers. Available Services:
  12. NSVRC. Assisting Trafficking Victims: A Guide for Victim Advocates:

Parent and Teacher Resources (Important for Prevention)

  1. Internet Safety Coach. Online Safety Statistics:
  2. Educators. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
  3. Parents. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Everything electronic covered in one place:
  4. Teen Net-Smartz:
  5. Teaching Resources for Digital Safety:

Anti-Pornography Resources

  1. “How Porn Fuels Sex Trafficking”:
  2. “The Porn Phenomenon.” Barna.:
  3. Family Safe Media. Stats:
  4. Christianity Today article, “Here’s How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn”:

5. Pornography and the Brain:

Online Human Trafficking Training, Tools, and Resources for Human Trafficking

1. Faith-Based Resources:

  1. Polaris list of trainings online:
  2. Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate from Vanguard University. Take one or all courses. For more information:
  4. Free Human Trafficking Training by Ohio State University via iTunes. For more information:
  5. U.S. Dept. of State Human Trafficking Awareness Training: “TIP 101” Connect to the training here:
  6. Dept. of Homeland Security mini poster for Human Trafficking “Coffee Break” Training. Link to the pdf you can download, print, and share with co-workers and others in your circle of influence and community:
  7. Human Trafficking Awareness Training for individuals, first responders, law enforcement, educators:
  8. Promising Practices: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Support for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Polaris and Sanar Wellness Institute.

Mental Health Care Provider Resources

  1. ACA. Counseling Today. Counseling Survivors of Human Trafficking:
  2. American Psychological Association. Human Trafficking Resources and Task Force report:
  3. Zur Institute. CE for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, and Nurses:
  4. Wiley Online Library. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development. Human Trafficking: A Call for Counselor Awareness and Action:
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