The act of recruiting someone into trafficking is intentional, planned, and criminal. Learn tactics and techniques used by traffickers including targeting, recruiting and the grooming process. Understanding the emotional/trauma bond between the offender and victim is imperative to break this connection intervene when a minor is targeted. Research regarding childhood trauma, victim risk factors, juvenile justice, homeless and missing youth will be discussed.
1. Identify the types of traffickers and how they recruit their victims.
2. Understand the grooming process how it is used to gain compliance.
3. Learn the links of trafficking to childhood trauma, homeless and missing youth as well as additional risk and vulnerabilities.