News and Advocacy Alerts

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Social Media Posts


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Someone asking you for a pic? Make sure you’re in control. Here are some things to think about and ways to say NO while saving face. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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The internet is a powerful tool for bringing people together, but can also be used to harm or take advantage of children and youth. Check out this resource guide, and learn how to help protect the youth. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Someone online trying to make your life a nightmare? Stay safe and get help. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Traffickers are known to lure children through websites and social media apps. Learn how to spot warning signs to keep children and youth safe. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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FIVE million children at this moment are caught up in modern-day slavery. Trafficking takes place when someone’s vulnerability is exploited for profit.

THREE things you can do:

  1. Watch and SHARE THESE VIDEOs
  2. Know How To GET HELP
  3. Support Youth Safety

#ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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People who want to exploit children and youth use the Internet to lure them. Talk to children and youth about social media to help keep them safe. Learn how to start that conversation here: #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Avoid posting pics that show where you are - like the name of your school, where your soccer team practices. Find other social media safety tips: #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Do you know who children and youth are talking to online? Find out what YOU can do to help keep them safe: #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Don’t use your real name for your insta or twitter handle. Don’t post pics that show where you go to school. Find out a few more safety rules of thumb:  #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Number 1 tip for keeping children and youth safer online: Educate them about the risks that exist on their favorite social media sites. Here’s how you can start the conversation #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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#ChildTrafficking doesn’t always look like what you see on TV or in the movies. #WatchForTrafficking and learn about the signs and know what to do if you suspect someone you know is being trafficked or exploited:

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Child Safety Tip: Make sure children and youth accounts are private, and are using usernames that are different for each their apps. Here are more resources to keep children and youth safer online.  #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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#ChildTrafficking is real and we’ve met too many children and youth who’ve been victimized.  #WatchForTrafficking and see where to get help for you or someone you know:

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Keep the conversation going about #ChildTrafficking with children and youth in your life so that they can watch for trafficking and spot signs of danger. #WatchForTrafficking

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Has anyone online — even a friend — asked you to do something that doesn’t feel right? Here’s what to do if someone’s making you feel uncomfortable. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Keep children and youth safer by knowing the red flags of #ChildTrafficking Check out warnings signs:  #WatchForTrafficking

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Recognizing some Red Flag Questions“Are you alone?” “Do you have a pic?” “What school do you go to?” — #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Helping children and youth navigate social media and the internet – parents and caregivers must keep up on the latest trends and tools. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Walking through a dark alley alone can be dangerous – so can some online spaces.  Trust your instincts – don’t walk down dark internet alleys. Find out a few more safety rules of thumb. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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What comes to mind when you think of a “human trafficker”? Learn some more surprising myths and start a conversation with your child. #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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Good friends help keep others safe by knowing the dangers of #ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking

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“Would I be okay with this photo being spread around my school?”  …and other questions to ask before sending a pic.#ChildTrafficking #WatchForTrafficking


#WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth

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Is your child on Snapchat? Check out app safety tips. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Easy & funny ways to say NO when they ask for a pic. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Learn how to protect the children and youth in your life. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Someone online trying to make your life a nightmare? #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Resources for keeping children and youth safer online #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Talk to children and youth about online safety. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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How to stay safer on social media… #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Noticing when online relationships are risky #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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4 easy tips to stay safe on social media. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Social media: Know the risks and talk to children and youth. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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How to spot the warning signs of child trafficking #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Child and youth safety tips for social media. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Watch out for your friends and get help if you need it. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Seeing danger signs and talking with children and youth. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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When something online doesn’t feel quite right... #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking 

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Keep children and youth safer: Know the red flags of trafficking  #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking 

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“Are you alone?”... and other red flag phrases.  #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking 

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How to talk with children and youth about online safety. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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What does a trafficker look like? Myths vs. Reality… #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Know the dangers and watch out for friends. #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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Is a child or youth in your life being secretive about their online activity? #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking

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About to send a photo? Here’s things to ask yourself first… #WatchForTrafficking #ChildTrafficking


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Remembering Jim Braun

NSPN takes this time to acknowledge the passing of a longtime friend of the Network, Jim Braun. Jim served as a member of the NSPN Board of Directors and received the lifetime achievement award from the Network in 2012. He was the first to think out of the box and to challenge those around him to do more, give more, and to believe more. Jim’s smile, enthusiasm, and courage in the face of pancreatic cancer reminds us all that kindness and bravery go a long way. Jim is survived by his wife Pam, as well as his sons and their families. Excerpts from the published obituary follow:

James A. (Jim) Braun, former president and CEO of Youth In Need, a youth and family services organization serving more than 20,000 individuals and families in six eastern Missouri counties, passed away peacefully at home Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 69. Jim served as president and CEO of Youth in Need from 1988 until his retirement in 2012. Under his tenure the organization’s budget grew from $500,000 to $17 million and the number of children and families served increased from 350 to 10,000. Jim’s resolve to nurture the health and well-being of children and families was embodied in the care, devotion, and love he continually showed to his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family.

Jim’s greatest legacy will be the example he set for all who encountered him in how to live life openly and face death gracefully. As he stated in his own words, “My hope is that when people remember me, they will be reminded of their own mortality, take time to cherish and nurture the relationships in their lives, and be mindful to provide kind thoughts, prayers and meaningful actions to those that struggle without the advantage of loving family and friends.”

In lieu of flowers, please donate to or the charity of your choice.


Prepare for MLK Day: An Opportunity to Talk About Society, Hope, and Action

In 2017, some of the ugliest legacies of our national history emerged from shadows into the light. White supremacist rallies and marches spread hate and violence in communities across the country.  People are talking about that, which is good.  People need to talk about that. People also need to talk, and take action, about institutional racism and policies that promote oppression and inequality.  January 15th is marked as a day we acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the American Civil Rights Movement. This is an opportunity to talk with young people about social injustice, civil disobedience, peaceful protest, service to others, hope, and action. It can be hard to know where to start. Here are some resources that can help:

From Counseling Today, strategies for facilitating racial dialogues:

From the YWCA of Madison Wisconsin, a Race to Equity conversation toolkit:


National Safe Place Network Selected as Operator of RHYTTAC

NSPN is proud to announce its continued service to the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees for another three years through the operation of RHYTTAC.  NSPN is committed to providing up-to-date promising practices to help support youth organizations across the country as they work to provide safety and permanency, and to improve the social and emotional well-being of runaway, homeless, and street youth. NSPN's dedication to FYSB and RHY grantees will foster capacity building that will result in continued enhancement of services for youth and families.

Thank you for allowing NSPN to serve you. We're honored to be a part of your efforts to keep young people safe. Together we can.


Street Outreach Program Funding Opportunity Announcement Now Available

Street Outreach Program Funding Opportunity Announcement
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is now accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program (SOP) for runaway and homeless youth. The purpose of the SOP is to provide prevention and intervention services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking in persons. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. eastern on July 11, 2017. Please note the 60-day response period for applying for these funds.

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-YO-1241

Application Due Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Read the SOP funding opportunity announcement here:

Don't forget - NSPN is here to help. Organization Development members may sign up for grant support and review services now at: 

An overview and preparation webinar will be released to NSPN members with the Organizational Development package on Tuesday, May 30. Weekly support calls will begin on Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Please contact April Carthorn at to verify access to these benefits and to receive information regarding the weekly calls and other support services. Don't have the Organizational Development package? Learn more and sign up today:

NSPN is proud to provide benefits exclusively to our members. NSPN does not offer benefits as fee-for-service. You have made NSPN your network, and we are committed to meeting your needs. If you would like to verify your membership status or add the Organizational Development package, contact your membership team at

Watch for more NSPN "Gearing up for Grants" emails. You may also visit and contact us at if you have questions.

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