Not My Life Resources

Not My Life Institutional Use DVD & Download

The Institutional Use DVD and Download are available in both the feature-length film (64 Min.) and a special 30 minute Classroom version that can be utilized when time restrictions apply.

Not My Life Discussion Guide

The discussion guide is designed to stimulate conversation and provides suggestions for further action for each of the 12 segments in Not My Life. Themes covered in the discussion guide include forced labor, sex trafficking, sex tourism, child exploitation, domestic servitude, and children in armed conflict.




SOAR to Health and Wellness Training

To better improve the health care response and support given to victims of human trafficking, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office on Women's Health and Office of Minority Health have launched the SOAR to Health and Wellness Training, guiding health providers to “Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond” to human trafficking.
Lotus Alliance

Lotus Alliance provides awareness and education seminars to healthcare professionals on risk factors and identifying potential victims of human trafficking. To learn more or inquire about scheduling a training, visit

Additional Resources


Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Care Providers

This document aims to provide practical, non-clinical guidance to help concerned health providers understand the phenomenon of human trafficking, recognize some of the health problems associated with trafficking and consider safe and appropriate approaches to providing health care for trafficked persons. It outlines the health provider’s role in providing care and describes some of the limitations of his or her responsibility to assist.

This resource attempts to respond to questions such as: “What special approaches are required for diagnosis and treatment of a patient who has been trafficked?” and “What can I do if I know or suspect someone has been trafficked?”

What to Look for during a Medical Exam/Consultation

An At a Glance document from Polaris Project describing the role medical professionals should take in identifying and serving victims of trafficking and describing the short-term and long-term health effects of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider

 The purpose of this article is to provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools that they may use to assist victims in the clinical setting. Definitions, statistics, and common health care problems of trafficking victims are reviewed. The role of the health care provider is outlined through a case study and clinical practice tools are provided. 

The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking

Donna Sabella, PhD, RN reports on how to recognize the signs that someone is being trafficked and how to safely intervene. Read the report, here.

Medical Assessment Tool

 Download Polaris Project's Medical Assessment Tool for potential victims of human trafficking.

Comprehensive Trafficking Assessment A trafficking assessment written by Polaris Project for service providers to assist victims of human trafficking.

Potential Trafficking Indicators

Download this list by Polaris Project of red flags which may be potential indicators of human trafficking.

Understanding Victims' Mindsets

A document written by Polaris Project which outlines a wide variety of both physical and psychological reasons a trafficked person cannot or will not leave a trafficking situation.

Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting

This guidebook is designed to provide basic information about human trafficking and its health effects, and to offer guidance regarding efficient and trauma-sensitive techniques for identification, assessment and response. The guidebook also includes local, statewide and national resources both for patient referral and for ongoing education. Published by The MMS Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Human Trafficking Initiative.

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

This presentation shares findings on how schools, law enforcement, victim services, businesses, the legal system, and health care providers can collaborate to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.

Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Health Care Needs of Victims

This guide outlines risk factors, recruitment practices, possible indicators of CSEC, and common medical and behavioral health problems experienced by victims to help pediatricians recognize potential victims and respond appropriately. 

Human Trafficking Assessment

Step -by-step human trafficking victim assessment via Christi Health.
HEAL Trafficking Educational Materials Additional online education resources through HEAL Trafficking