Indicators of Child Trafficking and CSEC

Red Flags of Youth Sex Trafficking

Fact Sheet - IOFA and Courtney's House

Identifying youth who may be survivors of sex trafficking is the important first step to responding to this crime and finding appropriate services for youth. Click the following link to see some common red flags of youth who may be trafficked for sex. Red Flags of Youth


The voices of survivors: An exploration of the contributing factors that assisted with exiting from commercial sexual exploitation in childhood

Children and Youth Services Review journal article

The study design uniquely positioned the voices of survivors as experts in relation to expanding knowledge about the exiting process and in offering recommendations for youth-at-risk, family members, and providers. Contributions include underscoring the importance of bearing witness to youths’ stories as part of resiliency/recovery and valuing


Sex-trafficked youth experience more childhood adversity than other juvenile offenders

ACES Connection Website

Children who have histories of victimization are at a much higher risk for trafficking than others. ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences, and the more items children can report they have experienced on the PACT (a test all youth offenders must take in Florida that includes questions about


Handbook: Responding to Commercially Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Youth – 2016

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) and New York State OCFS

This handbook will help direct child serving professionals and child welfare workers in New York State to adequately respond to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and child trafficking. This document provides frontline professionals with key tools, resources, strategies, practice pointers, and guidelines to better identify and assist


Handbook: Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking – 2011

International Organization for Adolescents and the Loyola Chicago Center for Human Rights of Children

This handbook, written by the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) in Partnership with Loyola Chicago Center for Human Rights in 2011, addresses gaps in services for youth in child welfare in Illinois. This handbook features various screening tools that can be adapted to a variety of existing


Gang Control and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking


In situations of domestic minor sex trafficking and Commerical Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), there are several different types of control. One of these forms is through gang control. This Fact Sheet provides information on gang-controlled domestic minor sex trafficking and CSEC, as well as red flags


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