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Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies
Due to their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance from friends and family, traumatic experiences, and emotional vulnerability, children involved with child welfare are at risk for being targeted by traffickers who are actively seeking children to exploit. This bulletin is intended for child welfare agency leadership and explores how child welfare agencies can support children who are victims of human trafficking, as well as children who are at greater risk for future victimization. It provides background information about the issue, including its scope and relevant Federal legislation and initiatives, and strategies that agencies can implement to address the trafficking of children. State and local policy and program examples also are provided.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
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