Protecting victims of trafficking is a key aspect of combatting human trafficking. Victims of trafficking come from diverse backgrounds, have different life experiences, and respond differently to their situations. The care given to survivors of trafficking should be adaptive to these diverse needs in order to reduce their vulnerability to future trafficking and help them re-integrate into their communities.
The Warnath Group’s “Comprehensive Care for Survivors of Human Trafficking – A Social Work Perspective” provides suggestions for improvements to crisis care, medium- and long-term care, and future referrals. This guide also reinforces the importance of social work in victim care and explains relevant occupational concerns.