In order to best serve children and youth experiencing or at risk for trafficking, you and your staff need basic knowledge of forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation and the trauma-informed approach to care. Training is recommended for all office staff, including front-desk personnel, medical assistants, nursing professionals, physicians, social workers and other child-serving staff so that everyone may be attuned to potential indicators of exploitation and share the responsibility of recognizing and responding to vulnerable patients.


Human Trafficking Education Program for Pediatricians

Online training opportunities for health professionals


Customizable Presentation

Download this sample educational powerpoint presentation on child trafficking and customize it fit your local community.



Point of Care Reference Tool

A point of care reference tool is provided for use in the clinical setting; this includes sample patient questions, whom to call in an acute scenario, and potential red flags for human trafficking.

Example Point of Care Reference Card Template for Point of Care Reference Card Full Point of Care Reference Tool


Sample Institutional Protocol


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American Academy of Pediatrics