COVID-19 Resources

Below are a few resources on the intersection of sex trafficking and COVID-19. We will continue to update this list as additional information becomes available.

For service providers

  1. National Listening Session Series: Preventing and Responding to Child Trafficking During COVID-19
  2. Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2020 Online Global Summit (July 18-28, 2020)
  3. Polaris Blog Post: The Effect of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking
  4. Polaris Blog Post: COVID-19 May Increase Human Trafficking in Vulnerable Communities
  5. Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force Web-based Training: trains service providers to consider the ways in which COVID-19 may affect trafficking and how to build a response strategy within their organization (approx. 1 hour)
  6. Human Trafficking and the COVID-19 Pandemic: handout developed by HEAL Trafficking and the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force for healthcare providers

For violence survivors

  1. Sanctuary for Families: Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Survivors For Survivors
  2. Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: COVID-19: Survivors & the Workplace

For both violence survivors and service providers

  1. Office on Trafficking in Persons: COVID-19 Resources, Services, and Support
  2. North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault: COVID-19 Updates
  3. North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: COVID-19 Updates
  4. Futures Without Violence: Resources on COVID-19 Response for Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs
  5. Futures Without Violence: COVID-19 Resources


Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Wishing you all safety and good health during these times.

Teach2Reach at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference

In January 2020, the Teach2Reach team presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. One presentation focused on an overview of the project and a second presentation shared results from the team’s national survey of sex trafficking education programs.

Congratulations to Cindy, Sandy, Rebecca, Christy, Brittney, LB, Hannabeth, Lily, and JP for terrific presentations! We wanted to share a copy of the presentations here as well. If you have questions about the presentations or program, please feel free to contact any of the three project investigators:

SSWR 2020- Teach2Reach Overview

SSWR 2020- Program Survey Oral Presentation