National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Human trafficking, which includes forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation, 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, children and youth are particularly vulnerable. Youth recruited into human trafficking situations face multiple short-and long-term physical, mental, and emotional health consequences.

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month reminds us about the importance of recognizing warning signs and preventing human trafficking among youth.

This month, learn about human trafficking and join us in taking a stand against this criminal and public health issue.

Here’s how to get involved!


Get Help or Report Abuse

  • 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) to report missing or exploited minors.

Report suspected online child sexual exploitation activities  at

Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY / 1-800-786-2929

Online chat: (select “Chat Now”)


National Runaway Safeline (NRS)


Category: Health Observance
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