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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Treating the Hidden Wounds: Trauma Treatment and Mental Health Recovery for Victims of Human Trafficking, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

H. Clawson, A. Salomon, L. Grace — March 2008

This Issue Brief focuses on the trauma experienced by most trafficking victims, its impact on health and well-being, some of the challenges to meeting trauma-related needs of trafficking victims, and promising approaches to treatment and recovery. While this issue brief touches on trauma across human trafficking populations, it has a special emphasis on trauma resulting from sex trafficking of women and girls. Contents include: (1) Trauma and Its Impact: Post-Trauma Responses for Trafficking Victims; (2) Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Trafficking Victims Who Experienced Traumatic Abuse; (3) Trauma Informed and Specific Services and their Core Components.

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Links to: (1) President Obama’s Remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative (September 25, 2012); (2) 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report (June 19, 2012); (3) Annual Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Discusses: (1) About Us (Reports and Political Affairs, International Programs, Public Engagement); (2) What is Modern Slavery? (Forced Labor, Sex Trafficking, Bonded Labor, Debt Bondage among Migrant Laborers, Involuntary Domestic Servitude, Forced Child Labor, Child Soldiers, Child Sex Trafficking); (3) 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking.

Additional Relevant Links:

http://www.state.gov/j/tip/what/index.htm

http://www.state.gov/j/tip/id/help/index.htm

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Links to: (1) President Obama’s Remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative (September 25, 2012); (2) 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report (June 19, 2012); (3) Annual Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

United States Senate Committee on Finance: Hearings—Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in America: Child Welfare’s Role in Prevention and Intervention (2013)

June 11, 2013

This Committee, which has jurisdiction over the nation’s foster care and adoption system, focused attention on the children most vulnerable to trafficking predators – foster children. Fifty to eighty percent of the children that are exploited and sold each year in America are connected to the foster care system.

University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Law Project Database

The Human Trafficking Law Project, run by Michigan Law School professor Bridgette Carr, is the Nation’s first clinical law program dedicated to fighting human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP) Database, which was launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic, is the first publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the U.S. Through the HTLP, the Clinic aims to help strengthen anti-trafficking laws in the United States and to support government officials, law enforcement, and practitioners who are working on behalf of human trafficking victims.