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Human Trafficking Social Stories

A woman is shown standing in her underwear, and also completing work while being yelled at by a man.

Human trafficking means forcing someone to work or have sex for money.

A dollar bill covered by a red X.

The person being forced to do these things usually has their money taken.

A man and a woman standing next to each other.

This can happen to anyone. Anyone can be a human trafficker, even people you know.

A man saying

If you are being trafficked you may be threatened or abused.

A cartoon rendering of a window and door.

You may have to work with the doors and windows locked.

A boy and a girl standing next to each other with a red X over them.

You may not be allowed to talk to friends or family.

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A woman standing in her underwear pictured with a man holding a gun near another man's head.

Human trafficking can be traumatic.

A man with an angry expression.

If you have gone through this you may be scared, angry, or confused.

A woman reaching her arm out to a man.

Remember that it was never your fault.

A cell phone showing

If you think you are being trafficked tell an adult you trust or call 911.

A man holding a cell phone.

You can also call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

A cartoon rendering of a building.

These places can help stop the human trafficking. They can also get you services and treatment.

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Four people standing next to each other.

Human trafficking can happen to anyone.

A cell phone, paper, and pencil.

But there are ways to help keep yourself safe.

A boy talking to an adult.

Make sure there are adults you trust to talk to.

A person writing in a notebook.

Have a safety plan.

A cartoon rendering of a house.

Know the contact information for adults you trust. Know a place you can go if you are in danger.

An ID card, clipboard, and cell phone and charger.

When you go into the community have an ID card, emergency numbers, and cell phone and charger if you have one.

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Experiencing Human Trafficking Experiencing Human Trafficking pdf Download file: Experiencing Human Trafficking
Preventing Human Trafficking Preventing Human Trafficking pdf Download file: Preventing Human Trafficking

This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.