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Resources on Familial Trafficking

UNC School of Government, Public Management Bulletin: Human Trafficking by Families

Margaret F. Henderson

Sept 2022


US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter January 2022

Trafficking that occurs in the family

(has additional resources)

What is Family Trafficking?

Jessica Crisp


The Exodus Road

Family Trafficking: A Crime Against Children

April 5, 2019

Micah Hartmann


The Story of a Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking

April 12,2019

Amy Roth Sandrolini


National Center for Juvenile Justice

The Disturbing Connection between Foster Care and Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

Webinar 11/11/19


The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care

Jeanne Allert, PhD

Domestic Minor Familial Sex Trafficking: A National Study of Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges across the Justice Process


The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care

Podcast – Sex Trafficking in American Families

Allert, J. (2022). Domestic Minor Familial Sex Trafficking: A National Study of Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges across the Justice Process. Institute for Shelter Care.

Lim, C., Bolland, A., Guzzo, D., Higgins, M., Trull, V., & Williams, J. (2020). Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Discussion of Advocacy, Promising Practices, and Implications. Best Practice in Mental Health, 16(2), 21–39.

Sprang, G., & Cole, J. (2018). Familial Sex Trafficking of Minors: Trafficking Conditions, Clinical Presentation, and System Involvement. Journal of Family Violence, 33(3), 185–195.

Jaeckl, S., & Laughon, K. (2021). Risk Factors and Indicators for Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking of Adolescent Girls in the United States in the Context of School Nursing: An Integrative Review of the Literature. Journal of School Nursing, 37(1), 6–16.

Lavoie, J., Dickerson, K. L., Redlich, A. D., & Quas, J. A. (2019). Overcoming Disclosure Reluctance in Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking: New Directions for Research, Policy, and Practice. Psychology, public policy, and law : an official law review of the University of Arizona College of Law and the University of Miami School of Law, 25(4), 225–238.


Crisp, J. D. (2019). What is familial trafficking: Red flags used to help identify victims [BridgeHope Handout]. 


U.S. Department of State. (June 2021). Navigating the Unique Complexities in Familial Trafficking [DOS TIP Report Handout]. 


Emily E. Edwards, Jennifer S. Middleton & Jennifer Cole (2022): Family- Controlled Trafficking in the United States: Victim Characteristics, System Response, and Case Outcomes, Journal of Human Trafficking, DOI: 10.1080/23322705.2022.2039866 


Henderson, Margaret F. (Sept 2022) Human Trafficking by Families. UNC School of Government. Public Management Bulletin No 24.


Fedina, L., Williamson, C., & Perdue, T. (2016). Risk factors for domestic child sex trafficking in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(13), 2653–2673.  

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