WHERE TO LOOK

At Home

  • Neighborhood
  • Parks
  • Schools
  • Camps
  • Restaurants
  • Gas Stations/Convenient Stores

While Traveling

  • Hotels
  • Airports
  • Truck Stops
  • Train Stations
  • Restaurants
  • Gas Stations/Convenient Stores

Online

  • Social Media
  • Chatrooms
  • Apps/Games (even and especially those for children)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Potential Abuse

  • Any signs of trauma, such as unexplained bleeding, bruising
  • Age-inappropriate sexual behavior, excessive talk about or knowledge of sexual topics
  • Regressive behavior such as bedwetting or soiling the bed, thumb sucking
  • Fearful of being alone with certain people or excessive separation anxiety from primary caregivers
  • Tries to avoid removing clothing to change or bathe
  • Nightmares, excessive worry or fearfulness

Potential Trafficking

In Public:

  • No eye contact, unable to speak for themselves, ‘hidden’ in plain sight
  • “Uncomfortable loitering” – gas stations, convenience stores etc.

At home:

  • Unexplained excessive gifts, material possessions or unusually highly maintained appearance (traffickers often pay for girls to get hair and nails done, higher end clothing etc.)
  • Lack of sleep and focus, apathy, noticeable behavior change, unexplained social changes and secretive peer groups

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