Following is a list of Human Trafficking resources. While no means a complete list, it provides a variety of information, from general information, to resources and tools for medical professionals, to an introduction to the principles of trauma-informed care.
New Jersey Resources
New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking – NJ based events, advocacy, and training opportunities.
Statewide Organization Websites
Sanar – A Wellness Institute
Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text Be Free (233733) to:
GET HELP and connect with a service provider in your area;
REPORT A TIP with information on potential human trafficking activity; or
LEARN MORE by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTH is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a nongovernmental organization funded by the Federal government.
The US Department of State Domestic Trafficking Hotlines:
HEAL Trafficking – Health, Education, Advocacy Linkage – HEAL is a united group of multidisciplinary professions whose mission is to mobilize a shift in the anti-trafficking paradigm toward approaches rooted in public health principles and trauma-informed care.
ASSET – Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking
Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Children and Adolescents: A Narrative Review – Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS, Zarah Iqbal, MPH, Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH, Arash Anoshiravani, MD, MPH, Gauri Kolhatkar, MD, MPH, Jordan Greenbaum, MD
Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking; Annals of Health Law, Vol 23, 2014
TOOLS/ resources for medical professionals:
American Medical Women’s Association – Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH) Toolkit:
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC): The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: The Medical Provider’s Role in Identification, Assessment and Treatment.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Human Trafficking Resources for Healthcare Providers
National Human Trafficking Hotline (formerly The National Human Trafficking Resource Center) –
Rescue and Restore Toolkit, including awareness raising posters, screening questions, and a PowerPoint presentation, from the Office on Trafficking in Persons, an Office of the U.S. Administration for Children & Families:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides patient-oriented contact cards for connection to the 24-hour national hotline for trafficking victims. Please click here to view the Blue Campaign’s video on identifying markers of human trafficking in the clinic setting.
Resources on TRAUMA-Informed Practice
American Academy of Pediatrics – Becoming a Trauma-Informed Practice
SANAR: A Wellness Institute – Promising Practices: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Support for Survivors of All Forms of Human Trafficking