These 3 questions have been developed to be easily implemented to an intake form. If someone answers yes to any or all of these questions, your client may be trafficked.
Have you ever worked and someone took all or some of your money?
Have you ever felt forced into doing something that made money for anyone else?
Has fear and confusion ever made you feel trapped in a lifestyle you didn’t want to be a part of?
WEFiGHT is available to provide information and training to staff on the signs of trafficking, best practice and the development of protocols. We can adjust our training time frame to suit your needs. Just call the number provided to schedule your session.
WEFiGHT is available to provide outreach to individuals utilizing your agency services. We are happy to provide information & education about trafficking in our community and where people can get help. For further information about outreach, please call the number provided.
Understanding the Mindset of a Trafficked Person
Domestic Trafficked Victims
may come from difficult home situations
have had negative police experience
may be looking for a belonging
fearful of safety (theirs and their family)
may have been forced to break the law
may be extorted through pictures or video
may be unaware of their surroundings
may be addicted to drugs
often have strained relationships
may be in love with their trafficker
Internationally Trafficked Victims
english may not be their 1st language
may not understand our culture
have been deceived into incurring large debt
fear or distrust of law enforcement
fear or distrust of immigration officials
feel the situation is their fault
may develop loyalties to their trafficker
fear for themselves and family members
may have been forced to steal of break the law
Your 1st priority is their safety
This is not their fault
They have rights
You can connect them to an agency that can assist with
counselling and support
if a 3rd party is present, attempt to safely seperate
if English is not their 1st language, use a staff member or call in an interpreter. NEVER use a family member or friend. Multicultural Council has trained interpreters
avoid probing questions, allow them to tell their story in their time
gaining trust is most important, patience is key
Educate yourself and others with the following information and tools provided.
Tools for Educators: National Human Trafficking Resource Center