When working with a trafficked or exploited young person, don’t go it alone. The complete healing of a young survivor of trafficking requires collaboration. Be sure to communicate with your supervisor or program manager as well as with law enforcement, victims services professionals, and medical and mental health practitioners. Local task forces can provide additional support and increase capacity to serve victims.
If you feel unprepared to help sexually exploited youth, consider finding training. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center offers training, online resources, and technical support to local communities.