Covenant House National Trafficking Study

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NCFY News | November 5, 2015

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An Onsite Clinic Builds Healthy Connections for Homeless Youth and Their Kids

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See how Valley Youth House uses a new program to connect residents to health information and ongoing care. read more

NCFY Reads: “Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals”

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An anti-trafficking advocate and survivor shares her personal experience and what it takes to identify and support trafficked young people. read more

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Resources on the Intersection of Human Trafficking and Child Welfare

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Resources on the Intersection of Human Trafficking
and Child Welfare

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Children and youth in out-of-home care, who have been removed from their homes because of child abuse or neglect, are at particularly high risk of being trafficked. Many sources estimate trafficking statistics, but none provide a complete picture. For many reasons, the actual occurrence of sex and labor trafficking is unknown. Learn about the challenges of identifying victims, collecting and cross-referencing data, and deciding on common definitions in our issue brief, Child Welfare and Human Trafficking. It provides a broad overview of the crossover between the child welfare field and the work currently being done to prevent and respond to human trafficking of children and youth in the United States.

The White House has led the charge to make sure different government departments work together to serve victims of trafficking. However, government agencies aren’t the only ones working toward increasing understanding, expanding access to services, and improving overall outcomes. There are many State and local organizations that provide information and resources on human trafficking. For more resources on the intersection of human trafficking and child welfare, visit the Human Trafficking webpage on Child Welfare Information Gateway’s website at https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/trafficking/.

 

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month but with your involvement everyday of every month can be an opportunity to learn about and end this horrific and preventable crime. Human trafficking is a global tragedy and anyone can become a victim.

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, including in the United States.

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New Publication: Child Welfare and Human Trafficking

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Child Welfare and Human Trafficking

Children and youth in out-of-home care, who were removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, are at particularly high risk of being trafficked. While the true prevalence of sex and labor trafficking is unknown, most service providers believe that statistics are underestimated. Challenges in identifying victims, collecting and cross-referencing data, and deciding on common definitions contribute to a lack of accurate statistics.

Our new issue brief, Child Welfare and Human Trafficking, provides a broad overview of the crossover between the child welfare field and the work currently being done to prevent and respond to the trafficking of children and youth in the United States. There is a particular focus on sex trafficking of children and youth because that trafficking type is more likely to affect the child welfare population. This issue brief provides basic background information, including highlights of Federal legislation, and then discusses the needs of victims and the ways that child welfare agencies can address the problem of child trafficking.  

Be sure to check out the July-August 2013 issue of Children’s Bureau Express, the Children’s Bureau’s e-news digest, which featured a spotlight section on the topic.

IACP Launches No-Cost Online Training on Child Trafficking

IACP Launches No-Cost Online Training on Child Trafficking The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with COPS and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Section, released “Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers.” This free, self-paced online course will educate frontline officers on how to recognize and respond to victims of child sex trafficking. Learn more. – See more click Here:

SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams SARTs, or sexual assault response teams, can help victims of sexual assault through the maze of governmental and community agencies they interact with to receive assistance. The SART Toolkit can help communities considering developing a SART program or communities that have an established coordinated response but want to improve it. Learn more. – See more click Here: