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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an opportunity to join the White House in raising awareness about these abusive practices. The White House campaign seeks to improve services for trafficking victims in the United States and across the globe.
As partners in the campaign, the Family and Youth Services Bureau and NCFY think every youth worker should be educated about domestic commercial sexual exploitation, a form of trafficking that affects many runaway and homeless youth. Here are some resources we recommend for educating yourself and others about what domestic sex trafficking is, what signs to look for in young people, and what you can do to help: