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What Traffickers Look For and the Grooming Process

This is Part 2 of Just Ask Prevention’s Student Advisory Council Educational Series. Watch Part 1: But What is Human Trafficking?

What Traffickers Look For & The Grooming Process – Sources:

Anthony, Brittany, et al. On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking. Polaris, 2018.

Bayless, Angelyn, and Dominique Roe-Sepowitz. Teen Sex Trafficking. Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.

“Child Sex Trafficking.” National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,

Peterson, Michelle. “6 Stages of Grooming in Human Trafficking: Fight To End Exploitation.” 6 Signs of Grooming in Human Trafficking | Fight To End Exploitation, 2019,

Withers, Mellissa. “Social Media Platforms Help Promote Human Trafficking.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 22 Nov. 2019, www.psychology…n-trafficking.


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