According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery from which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others.
Those vulnerable to human trafficking span multiple areas, such as age, socio-economic status, nationality, education-level, and gender. Traffickers often prey on people hoping for a better life, lacking employment opportunities, having an unstable home life, or with a history of sexual abuse-conditions present in all spheres of society.
In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, NCTSN has
for mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and survivors on the signs of trafficking and services for human trafficking survivors.