Provider & Public Resources

National Hotlines and Services

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - NCMEC works to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent victimization. Available resources include: a 24-hour help line, victim and family support, and professional training and resources. 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

National Human Trafficking Hotline - The National Human Trafficking Hotline serves victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages. 1-888-373-7888

Polaris Project - Polaris Project provides human trafficking victims and survivors with critical support to help and stay safe. Services include the National Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline, as well as national and global directories of anti-trafficking organizations and service providers.

 

Provider Education

Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign - The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to combat human trafficking. Its resources include training videos for providers and materials that providers can share with the public.

HEAL Trafficking - HEAL Trafficking is a united group of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting survivors. They provide a toolkit to help professionals working in healthcare settings develop a protocol to respond to potential human trafficking victims who present to their facility.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers resources to help educate child welfare professionals, families/caregivers, healthcare providers, justice system professionals, policy makers and school personnel on the signs of trafficking and services for human trafficking victims and survivors.

SOAR to Health and Wellness Training - SOAR (Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond) training, three-hour course provided via webinar or in-person training, equips professionals with skills to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking and understand the root causes that make individuals, families and communities vulnerable to trafficking.

 

Prevention and Awareness

Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) - OTIP assists individuals who have experienced trafficking and those at risk of human trafficking. Site shares services and programs to which victims and survivors can be referred.

I am Jane Doe - Film that chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice.

I am Little Red - A 10-minute animated short aimed at children most at-risk for sex trafficking (e.g., foster-care, runaway, LGBTQ, homeless and adopted children), with the goal of prevention and awareness.

 

Advocacy and Research

Shared Hope International - Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through a three-pronged approach – prevent, restore and bring justice. The organization grades each state on the strength of their child sex trafficking laws and advocates for stronger state and federal laws to protect victims and increase offender accountability.