National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Photograph of Malika Saada Saar.

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.

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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.

A young migrant worker.

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.  

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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.