Human trafficking denies the values of human life, exposes victims to serious health risks, endangers the mental well-being of victims and impedes the ability of victims to reach their full God-given potential. This page is filled with resources regarding this important topic. You can also find information at the national United Church of Christ human trafficking webpage.
This toolkit, compiled by the Washington Inter-Religious Staff Community Working Gruop on Human Trafficking, contains resources for worship and action against human trafficking. Access the toolkit here>
This infographic highlights labor trafficking in Wisconsin using data from 2017. The number of labor trafficking victims in Wisconsin is rising. View labor trafficking infographic>
Written by Rev. Loey Powell. View the litany here>
Based on the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project’s Duluth Model, this Power and Control wheel outlines the different types of abuse that can occur in labor and sex trafficking situations. View the wheel here>
From Shared Hope International, this document outlines the warning signs of sex trafficking. View it here>
From the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, this guide should be consulted if you have concerns that a child or youth you have contact with is being sexually trafficked or exploited. Review the indicators in this guide and follow the directions for the appropriate response. This indicator and response guide also alerts the reader to indicators or potential red flags that should continue to be monitored. View the guide here>
Every person, business, agency and organization can help make the community safer and fight human trafficking. Read the list here>
Unlucky 13, a Wisconsin-specific sex trafficking website that has human trafficking facts, statistics, warning signs and tips for teenagers and parents, as well as what do to if you suspect someone is being trafficked.
National Human Trafficking Hotline. Phone, text and chat support for victims or if for people who suspect someone is a victim.
Shared Hope International. Shared Hope’s mission is to bring an end to sex trafficking and their website has many resources.
Video: “What I’ve Been Through is Not What I Am.” A 21-minute documentary on child sex trafficking.
Mary Jane Huber, Wisconsin Conference contact person