LGBTQIA+ Youth and Experiences of Human Trafficking: A Healing-Centered Approach

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This toolkit was developed in partnership with the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and is intended to increase health centers’ awareness of and responsiveness to  LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing human trafficking. The primary focus on LGBTQIA+ youth engaged in the sex trade, including forced, coerced, and voluntary sex work and survival sex; however, LGBTQIA+ youth may also experience other forms of labor exploitation. Part 1 of this publication provides a framework for understanding the forces that drive human trafficking among LGBTQIA+ youth. Part 2 offers recommendations for providing meaningful, affirming, and non-judgmental care, and for applying a healing-centered approach.

Focus Area: LGBTQIA+ Health

Type: Toolkit

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