Human Trafficking and Related Resources

U.S. Legal Info & Definitions

  1. Law: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/federal-law
  2. Myths: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/myths-misconceptions
  3. Office for Victims of Crime. Resources and Research: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/resources.html
  4. U.S. Gov’t Entities Combating Human Trafficking: https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/fs/2017/272160.htm
  5. U.S. Homeland Security. Blue Campaign. Indicators & Reporting Suspected Human Trafficking: https://www.dhs.gov/topic/human-trafficking
  6. USDOJ National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking: https://www.justice.gov/humantrafficking/page/file/922791/download
  7. Attorney General’s Trafficking in Person’s Report: https://www.justice.gov/humantrafficking/attorney-generals-trafficking-persons-report
  8. Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States (includes info on faith-based partnerships): https://www.ovc.gov/pubs/FederalHumanTraffickingStrategicPlan.pdf
  9. Chart w/overview of Federal Agencies participating: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/images/AntiTIPAgencies_Public.jpg
  10. Resources: Identifying the Crime of Human Trafficking. Reference sheet from the Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/orr/tips_for_identifying_the_crime_of_human_trafficking.pdf

Survivor Support

  1. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
  2. Get help or report suspected human trafficking situation/victim:
  3. https://humantraffickinghotline.org/get-help
  4. Call 1-888-3737-888
  5. Polaris Survivor Support: https://polarisproject.org/initiatives/survivor-support
  6. Recognizing the Signs: National Human Trafficking Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-signs
  7. OVC Victims/Survivors Direct Assistance: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/survivors.html
  8. OVC List and Links to Victim Service Providers: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/providers.html
  9. OVC/BJA Funded Human Trafficking Services and Task Forces: https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/map.html
  10. OJJDP. Overview and Chart of Survivor Services: https://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/human-trafficking-services.html
  11. DHHS. Resource Guide for Social Service Providers. Available Services: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/orr/traffickingservices_0.pdf
  12. NSVRC. Assisting Trafficking Victims: A Guide for Victim Advocates: https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/publications_nsvrc_guides_human-trafficking-victim-advocates.pdf

Parent and Teacher Resources (Important for Prevention)

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

Anti-Pornography Resources

  1. “How Porn Fuels Sex Trafficking”: https://fightthenewdrug.org/how-porn-fuels-sex-trafficking/
  2. “The Porn Phenomenon.” Barna.: https://www.barna.com/the-porn-phenomenon/#.VqZoN_krIdU
  3. Family Safe Media. Stats: http://www.familysafe.com/pornography-statistics/#anchor5
  4. Christianity Today article, “Here’s How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn”: http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2016/january/how-pastors-struggle-porn-phenomenon-josh-mcdowell-barna.html

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: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/material-type/online-trainings
  2. Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate from Vanguard University. Take one or all courses. For more information:
  3. http://www.vanguard.edu/gcwj/htcertificate/
  4. Free Human Trafficking Training by Ohio State University via iTunes. For more information: https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/human-trafficking/id632020766
  5. U.S. Dept. of State Human Trafficking Awareness Training: “TIP 101” Connect to the training here: http://www.state.gov/j/tip/training/
  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: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/bc-inf-fr101-first-responder-ht-coffee-break-training.pdf
  7. Human Trafficking Awareness Training for individuals, first responders, law enforcement, educators: https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/awareness-training
  8. Promising Practices: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Support for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Polaris and Sanar Wellness Institute. https://polarisproject.org/resources/promising-practices-therapeutic-support

Mental Health Care Provider Resources

  1. ACA. Counseling Today. Counseling Survivors of Human Trafficking: https://ct.counseling.org/2017/10/counseling-survivors-human-trafficking/
  2. American Psychological Association. Human Trafficking Resources and Task Force report: http://www.apa.org/pi/women/committee/trafficking-resources.aspx
  3. Zur Institute. CE for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, and Nurses: http://www.zurinstitute.com/humantrafficking_resources.html
  4. Wiley Online Library. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development. Human Trafficking: A Call for Counselor Awareness and Action: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2161-1939.2009.tb00066.x/pdf