“Victimization is not related to just one gender. It's impacting everyone.”

- Lenny Hayes, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Men and Boys and Human Trafficking

Ensuring equity and inclusion of services for all victims of human trafficking means addressing the needs of male victims. Men and boys are vulnerable to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Talking about human trafficking and developing outreach materials inclusive of males is foundational to creating a space where it is okay to talk about these experiences.

"Often a common struggle in the victim services field is, 'we're not serving boys because they're not identifying.' Building rapport and trust with male clients requires providers to recognize and understand the unique risk factors and exploitation that male clients experience."

- Steven Procopio, ACSW, LICSW

Questions & Answers

These questions and answers come from Talking Circle conversations where American Indian and Alaska Native practitioners share their experiences supporting survivors of human trafficking. 


If you or a loved one are experiencing human trafficking, you are not alone.

Strong Hearts Native Helpline and the National Human Trafficking hotline are available 24/7 to listen. All conversations over phone, text, and online chat are confidential and anonymous.  

During your conversations, if you desire, you may receive referrals to state or local resources.