Human Trafficking of Youth with Disabilities

  • International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA), in collaboration with the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG), partnered together through this project to increase identification of children and youth with disabilities who are victims of human trafficking and improve their ability to access appropriate services. IOFA and NHTDWG  created a series of targeted education, training and outreach materials and tools for organizations serving trafficked youth; youth with disabilities; and at-risk youth; and to youth themselves.

 

Educational Booklet

Trafficking of Children & Youth with Disabilities: What Providers Serving At-Risk Youth Need to Know

This educational booklet provides information about identifying and serving children and youth with disabilities who have been, or whom are at risk of being, trafficked for sex or labor. Information on disability and anti-trafficking services and resources is provided.

 

Webinar Series

  • #1 Trafficking of Youth with Disabilities: What Providers Serving Youth with Disabilities Need to Know

This webinar is geared toward professionals who work with youth with disabilities as an introduction to human trafficking and how it may impact young people with disabilities. It provides information on what youth trafficking is, some common indicators of trafficking, and steps to take to address youth trafficking within their communities.

 

  • #2 Trafficking of Youth with Disabilities: What Human Trafficking Service Providers Need to Know

This webinar is intended for providers serving youth who have experienced trafficking as an introduction to providers to learn more about how disability, and how youth with a disability are at an increased risk of trafficking for sex or labor. It provides information on what disability is, suggestions for providing appropriate services for youth with disabilities who may be trafficked and provides disability resources.

 

  • #3 Trafficking of Disabilities: What Providers Serving At-Risk Youth Need to Know

This webinar introduces service providers for at-risk youth to human trafficking and how youth with disabilities are especially at risk. It provides information on what sex and labor trafficking is, what disability is, and the role of a service provider to identify, serve, and refer young people with disabilities who may have experienced trafficking.

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Published on:
August 18, 2020
Resource Type:
Other
Intended Audience:
Advocates, Other