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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, January 31, 2019 (All day)

Human trafficking is a global crisis that is affecting all populations: men, women, children, U.S. Citizens, and foreign nationals. Although human traffickers target both adults and minors, youth are particularly vulnerable as an estimated 40.3 million human trafficking victims exist worldwide, and more than 1 in 4 of these are children.

This month, learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking and join us in taking a stand to combat this horrific crime.  

Get Involved:

  • Know the warning signs of human trafficking in youth and get tips for helping survivors and preventing future trafficking in our tip sheet.
  • Did you know peer-to-peer sex trafficking can occur among youth? Get the facts and share this infographic with youth in your Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs. Co-brand the infographic by adding your own logo in less than 5 minutes using our Studio Tool.
  • Advance your knowledge beyond the basics by taking our online training course on sex trafficking and adolescents.
  • Check out these 15 ways to help fight human trafficking, including hosting an educational event or organizing a fundraiser.    
  • Help keep our schools safe. Learn how to recognize and prevent trafficking in America’s schools from this guide.
  • Visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline for additional information, resources, and safety tips.

Get Help or Report Abuse:

  • For 24/7 law enforcement support, call toll-free 866-347-2423, or submit a tip online at
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: Call toll-free 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) or text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE) for information, help, or to report potential trafficking crimes.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)Call toll-free 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or visit to report missing or exploited minors.


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Page last updated: January 28, 2019
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