Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
Partner Highlight: OTIP Takes Comprehensive Approach to Combat Human Trafficking
The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) spoke to Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) Director Katherine Chon about the overlap between homelessness and human trafficking, OTIP resources available, and how professionals serving these communities can work together to help all young people.
Get to Know a Grantee: Project Oz
This month, we feature Project Oz in Bloomington, IL. In addition to their BCP, MGH, TLP, and SOP grants from FYSB, Project Oz has a special TLP grant to help them implement housing for survivors of human trafficking. In commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Lisa Thompson, Project Oz Executive Director, discusses the overlap between runaway and homeless youth and trafficking-survivor services.
Voices From the Field: Malika Saada Saar
The founder and executive director of The Rebecca Project, in Washington, DC, talks about changing the common misconceptions about sexually trafficked youth, and how youth workers can lead the way.
Primary Sources: Exploring What Works in Treating the Mental Health of Trafficking Victims
The authors review the evidence behind mental health treatments for common conditions seen in sex trafficking victims.
Preparing Staff to Work With Trafficked Youth
Thousands of youth are trafficked in the United States every year. The Polaris Project offers several tools youth-serving organizations can use to prepare their staff members to serve these young people well.
Ask NCFY: Domestic Human Trafficking of Youth Is a Big Problem That’s Hard to Pin Down
NCFY attempts to answer the question "How many youth are trafficked in the United States each year?" Throughout March, we'll be looking at the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of young people.