What To Do if You Think Someone is Being Trafficked

Human trafficking is a transnational, organized crime that affects millions of victims and happens in almost every country in the world, including the United States. Anyone can be a trafficker regardless of social, ethnic, or racial group. Traffickers exploit victims for sex and forced labor by using tactics such as grooming, emotional exploitation, physical restriction, […]

Is Human Trafficking Happening in Your Classroom?

You’ve probably been in school for a little bit by this point and gotten to know your students better. Do any of your students seem “off”? Maybe they don’t quite meet your eyes when they talk to you or they have already had some unexcused absences?


This weekend the 53rd NFL Superbowl will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Amongst the hustle and bustle that comes along with large sporting events, human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking, will see a spike in activity. While it has been hard to gain solid statistics on numbers of individuals who are trafficked during these kinds of […]

Signs Someone is Being Groomed for Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry that affects approximately 5 million victims. It is a type of human trafficking, and modern-day slavery, that is defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.” Although […]

Sex Trafficking and the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do stay-at-home orders, closed businesses, restricted movement, and quarantining affect traffickers and their victims? You might think that it would slow down, but the reality is that trafficking does not stop. In fact, as with other disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new “opportunities” for traffickers. 

Course Highlight: Red Flags

At some point in our lives, we have likely encountered at least one human trafficking victim situation without being aware of it. A victim could be someone standing in line or sitting at the table next to you. Victims remain unnoticed unless we recognize the signs of trafficking.