Human trafficking doesn't just happen in foreign countries. All 50 U.S. states have had reports of human trafficking — but you can help prevent it!
Currently, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is the most comprehensive piece of federal legislation dedicated to addressing human trafficking. Passed in 2000, the TVPA defines the two types of human trafficking as:
Learn more from our recent Child Health Policy Learning Collaborative meeting on human trafficking.
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, an initiative of NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth (NAPNAP Partners), 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 by searching for the key word, "trafficking."
ACT Advocates Program
ACT Advocates are healthcare providers who, after completing a specifically designed human trafficking training curriculum, conduct grassroots education sessions for their peers at hospitals, clinics and primary care offices as well as at local/state conferences and events. If you would like to become an ACT Advocate or request an ACT Advocate speaker, you can learn more on the ACT Advocates page of the NAPNAP Partners website.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Learn more about the role you play in preventing human trafficking with the resources we have provided and share them with your professional or personal colleagues.