Alliance for Children in Trafficking (ACT)

Our mission is to serve as the national leader in coordinating and uniting efforts to end the labor and sex trafficking of youth.  We know we can’t do this alone so we are seeking a broad range of partners. Our strategic plan includes:

  • Improving awareness of modern recruitment techniques among youth and their caregivers, school professionals, faith-based organizations and other community points.
  • Improving healthcare professionals’ abilities to identify young victims and potential victims of human trafficking.
  • Development of common protocols and professional education for healthcare providers, mental health specialists, social service workers, school professionals, and others who encounter children.
  • Coordination and communication among healthcare professionals, law enforcement, legal aid and referral to survivor services.
  • Education and stakeholder advocacy in order to improve victim outcomes and help them become survivors.

Our Plan and Achievements

 

Education

NEW! Providers Assessing Risk and Responding to Trafficking (3-PARRT)

A comprehensive, on-demand continuing education course on child trafficking for nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians and physician assistants.

The Alliance for Children in Trafficking has developed three continuing education modules for healthcare providers who interact with child and teen victims and potential victims of human trafficking. NAPNAP continuing education and CME credits are available for all modules. All courses are available on PedsCESM

  • The first course, Human Trafficking 101, educates participants about this $32 billion criminal industry and its prevalence in all communities and sectors of our society. Participants will also learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking in child victims and understand situations and challenges that make kids susceptible to trafficking predators. 
  • Module two, Child Trafficking 102, is intended to educate and equip pediatric care providers to identify potential victims of child trafficking in the clinical setting and provide appropriate, timely, safe intervention using principles of both Trauma-Informed and Culturally Responsive Care.
  • Module three, Child Trafficking 103, will cover subsequent interventions and preventive efforts.

 

We are looking for a wide range of organizations interested in joining the Alliance for Children in Trafficking to increase public awareness and educate professionals who can identify and aid children being trafficked. Learn more.