Library for Service Providers

Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, Vol. 2:1, Article 8

Health Care Providers’ Training Needs Related to Human Trafficking: Maximizing the Opportunity to Effectively Screen and Intervene

R. Isaac, J. Solak, A. Giardino — March 15, 2011

Discussing: (1) Prevalence in the U.S. and internationally; (2) Definitions related to human trafficking; (3) U.S. laws; (4) Domestic vs. international victims: A continuing challenge; (5) Health risks; (6) Health care response; (7) Community Needs Assessment: National; (8) Health care setting: Identifying and interacting with trafficking victims; (9) Response and treatment; (10) Training approach for health care providers; (11) Developed Intervention Program.

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, 111th Congress

Hearing on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 111th Congress

September 15, 2010

The Committee heard testimony pertaining to domestic minor sex trafficking and the importance of H.R. 5575 (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victim Support Act of 2010). The record of this hearing includes, among others: (1) National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children, prepared by Shared Hope International (May 2009); (2) Prepared Statement of Linda Smith (U.S. Congress 1994-1998, Founder/President of Shared Hope International) discussing “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: The Prostitution of America’s Children”; (3) Prepared Statement of Ernie Allen (President/CEO National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) discussing “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking”; (4) Memorandum prepared by the Congressional Research Service discussing “Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.”

Free the Slaves and Human Rights Center, University California, Berkeley

Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States

September 2004

Discusses: (1) What is Forced Labor? (2) Identifying Victims; (3) The Number, Geographical Distribution, Origins, of Victims; (4) Victims’ Economic and Demographic Sectors (Prostitution/Sex Services, Domestic Service, Agriculture, Sweatshops); (5) U.S. Legal Response to Forced Labor (Domestic Legislation, U.S. Relation to International Trends); (6) Implementation/Enforcement of U.S. Laws; (7) Health and Medical Consequences of Forced Labor; (8) Social and Legal Services; (9) Recommendations.

Covenant House and Fordham University

Homelessness, Survival Sex and Human Trafficking: As Experienced by the Youth of Covenant House New York (2013)

J. Bigelsen, S. Vuotto — May 2013

Discusses relationship between youth homelessness and trafficking: 48% of the study participants who reported engaging in commercial sex activity explained that a lack of a safe place to sleep was a main reason for their initial entry into prostitution or other commercial sex. Advocates for additional employment and educational training programs for homeless youth: Lack of education and job opportunities left youth with no choice but to resort to commercial sex activity, the one means of income that did not care if they had an address or resume; job training/educational programs are essential.

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Human Trafficking

Discussing (1) Trafficking in Persons; (2) Human Trafficking Indicators; (3) Recent Investigations; (4) Public Awareness; (5) Support for Victims; (6) Project STAMP (Smuggler and Trafficker Assets, Monies and Proceeds); (7) Our Partners; (8) ICE Tipline.