It’s Not Knowing the Signs – It’s Knowing the Story

Chances are there’s going to be nothing visible, nothing that you can see from across the room, or even from up close, that should alert you that a stranger is being trafficked. That may come as a surprise – especially if you have been to a training where you have been taught the ‘signs’ or indicators of trafficking, such as a person looking disheveled, upset or scared. But as we learn more about how trafficking really works, we are also learning that the best way to help is to pay attention to people you actually know or interact with – your students, your tenants, your children, your patients, your co-workers. It is all about two magic words: Context and proximity.

The Polaris Project offers insight on how to recognize human trafficking HERE.

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TEDx: 3 Ways Businesses Can Fight Sex Trafficking / Attorney, Nikki Clifton

TEDx: The Face of Human Trafficking / Megan Rheinschild