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Trainng Opportunities: NHTTAC Online Module: SOAR for School-Based Professionals

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) launched a new online module based out of the public health approach, targeted for professionals serving middle and high school students. The training covers a range of topics, including possible indicators of human trafficking in a school setting, and how to develop a protocol. For more information and to register for the course, click here.

Amber Alert

  • The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.
  • Follow @AMBERAlert on the Twitter account launched in January 2014
  • Colorado AMBER Alert

 American Psychological Association 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Children's Safety Network (CSN)

  • Children’s Safety Network National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention is dedicated to working with state, territorial and community Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. We work with states and territories to infuse knowledge, expertise, and leadership to reduce injury, hospitalization, disability and death for all children and youth.
  • Child Maltreatment

Colorado Human Trafficking Council

  • Colorado Human Trafficking Council  The Council’s purpose is to bring together leadership from community-based and system-based anti-trafficking efforts from across the state, to build and enhance collaboration among communities, counties and sectors within the state, to establish and improve comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking, to assist in the successful prosecution of human traffickers, and to help prevent human trafficking in Colorado.
  • Annual Report 2015 Colorado Human Trafficking Council Report to the Judiciary Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, pursuant to C.R.S. § 18-3-505.  

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)

  • The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change.
  • Human Trafficking Program

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: The Medical Provider’s Role in Identification, Assessment and Treatment

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Legal Sector

Denver Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC)

  • The Denver Children's Advocacy Center works to improve the lives of children traumatized by sexual abuse and violence -- as well as those who are at high risk -- with prevention, education, and direct services. Their mission is to prevent abuse, strengthen families and restore childhood.


  • ECPAT-USA  is the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation. 
  • Any Kid Any School Website and campaign.
    •  Any Kid Any School [YouTubeVideo]. Sex trafficking is happening in our communities, on our streets and in our schools. With our new Public Service Announcement and campaign, we're mobilizing youth, parents, teachers, and active citizens to identify trafficking and become advocates in their own communities.

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Human Trafficking 101

  • This resource, designed for school administrators, provides basic background and preparedness information. Created cooperatively by the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, and Blue Campaign, a leading non-governmental organization in the fight against human trafficking.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

  • NCHE is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.
  • Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students, summer 2014
    • This brief provides educators with an overview of the issue of minor sex trafficking and suggests specific steps that schools can take to respond to signs of trafficking among its students. It also offers suggestions for how State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons can help guide their states’ and school districts’ efforts to address trafficking within schools. Youth experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to being targeted for victimization through trafficking; because of this, educators working with homeless and other at-risk students should be well informed about the issue and effective ways to respond within schools.
    • CSSRC Staff Review 9/23/14

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) | en Español

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

  • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Student Toolkit is designed to provide students with resources to identify and raise awareness of human trafficking in their community. Students play an active role in educating others about human trafficking, promoting the NHTRC hotline, and preparing the campus community to take a stand against human trafficking. To access this resource, click here
  • Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733). The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls and texts from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
  • The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. We are not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority.

National Runaway Safeline

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Office of the Administration for Children & Families

Out of the Shadows: A Tool for Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

Shining Light on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Toolkit to Build Understanding.

  • Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking and MANY, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, offers this toolkit as a resource for multidisciplinary professionals, policy makers, volunteers, faith communities, and others involved in anti-trafficking work.

Tools for Educators

  • This assessment guide is designed to guide educators in identifying and assisting potential child victims of trafficking, including both labor and sex trafficking indicators. 

 Tookit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations 

  • This Toolkit is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants who identify as survivor leaders. The Toolkit is appropriate for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other organizations who wish to improve collaboration with those affected by human trafficking.

Trafficking in Schools

  • This guide provides an introduction to human trafficking for educators, couretsy of the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The guide discusses risk factors, indicators of human trafficking, the impact of trafficking on learning environments, school protocols, and resources for staff. 

U.S. Department of Education.

U.S Department of Homeland Security


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