Resources

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

The Center for Great Expectations 

Department of Children and Families Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Dream Catchers

Love-True

Middle Earth

Middlesex County Center for Empowerment

Prevent Child Abuse NJ

NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault

New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force

Sanar – A Wellness Institute

Somerset Home

Wynona’s House

National Resources

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

Freedom’s Journey: Understanding Human Trafficking

LITERATURE/ARTICLES:

Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Health Care Needs of Victims

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

Position Paper on the Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States, May 2014, American Medical Women’s Association

The Relationship of Trauma to Mental Disorders among Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Girls and Women

Treating the Hidden Wounds: Trauma Treatment and Mental Health Recovery for Victims of Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Training US health care professionals on human trafficking: where do we go from here?

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.

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Healthcare Providers (book)

HEAL Trafficking and Hope for Justice’s “Protocol Toolkit for Developing a Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings

Institute of Medicine & National Research Council: Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Health Care Sector

Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Medical Society Human Trafficking Initiative’s Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Human Trafficking Resources for Healthcare Providers

National Human Trafficking Hotline (formerly The National Human Trafficking Resource Center) –

Framework for a Human Trafficking Protocol in Healthcare Settings

Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking: What to Look for in a Healthcare Setting

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

U.S. Dept. of Justice, The Importance of Understanding Trauma-Informed Care and Self-Care for Victim Service Providers