Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Caseworkers

Date: April 2023

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2023

File Size: 1 MB

Child welfare caseworkers can be invaluable in helping communities prevent and respond to the human trafficking of children and youth. Young people involved with child welfare are vulnerable to trafficking; therefore, child welfare caseworkers must be at the forefront of efforts to identify, respond to, and prevent human trafficking. This bulletin explores how caseworkers can identify and support children and youth who have been victimized and those with risk factors for future victimization. It provides background information about trafficking, strategies to identify and support victims and potential victims, and links to tools and resources that can assist caseworkers.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2023). Human trafficking and child welfare: A guide for caseworkers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.

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