Child Sex Trafficking: Signs, Risk Factors, and Tips to Keep Kids Safe

The topic of sex trafficking has taken the nation by storm in recent years. It seems there are articles and news stories every week about missing and runaway youth who are being exploited or at risk of crossing state lines. However, what we often do not see or hear about is how many of these youth have a connection to foster care or adoption. This tip sheet includes a look at what sex trafficking is, how youth who were adopted or who are in foster care may be vulnerable to sex trafficking, indicators that may mean your child is involved, and general information about what we all can do to fight sex trafficking and keep kids safe.

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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