This practice guide is a resource for a broad range of human services programs aiming to be more inclusive of and responsive to fathers. Building on literature from the field and interviews with human services providers that engage fathers in services, this guide outlines strategies for advancing equity in human services programs:
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ASPE Issue Brief, Guide
Advancing Equity for Fathers in Human Services Programs
July 13, 2022
Peer Support as a Social Capital Strategy for Programs Serving Individuals Reentering from Incarceration and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence or Human Sex Trafficking
February 18, 2022
Many human services programs recognize the power of “social capital,” or the value that arises from relationships. This report offers insight into how programs use peer supports to help build social capital with participants who are reentering the community after incarceration or are survivors of intimate partner violence or sex trafficking.
2018 HHS Health and Human Trafficking Symposium—Takeaways and Next Steps
October 10, 2019
This report details takeaways and next steps from the HHS Health and Human Trafficking Symposium on November 28–29, 2018.
Executive Summary and Screening Tools: Pretesting A Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems
December 7, 2017
This executive summary provides key takeaways from a longer report to a study that developed and pre-tested a Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST) with youth in runaway and homeless youth and child welfare settings. This document also includes both the full, 19-item HTST and a shorter, 6-question form of the tool.
Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems
September 27, 2017
This report summarizes findings from a study to develop and pre-test a human trafficking screening tool with 617 youth in runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and child welfare (CW) settings. The tool was found to be accessible, easy to administer, and effective in identifying trafficked youth in these settings, though additional research is needed.
Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment for Victims of Human Trafficking
April 14, 2010
This Issue Brief examines the evidence-based research for treating common mental health conditions experienced by victims of human trafficking. This was a topic identified at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims sponsored by ASPE and held in Washington, DC, September 22-23, 2008. [13 PDF pages]
Medical Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and Its Applicability to Victims of Human Trafficking
March 29, 2010
This Issue Brief examines the procedures and protocols that currently exist for assessing and treating victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in health care settings in an effort to begin evaluating their applicability to victims of human trafficking.
Study of HHS Programs Serving Human Trafficking Victims: Final Report
December 14, 2009
This is the final report produced under this project and includes an executive summary at the beginning of the report. The report summarizes and synthesizes all of the information obtained under the literature review, the site visits, and the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims, and draws upon the issue briefs produced under this project. [74 PDF pages]
Study of HHS Programs Serving Human Trafficking Victims
December 14, 2009
Authors: Heather J. Clawson ICF International Nicole M. Dutch ICF International Amy Salomon Advocates for Human Potential Lisa Goldblatt Grace Consultant, Advocates for Human Potential My Life My Choice Project
Human Trafficking Into and Within the United States: A Review of The Literature
August 29, 2009
This comprehensive review of current literature on human trafficking into and within the United States focuses on surveying what the social science or other literature has found about the issues of identifying and effectively serving trafficking victims. A more specific focus concerns the phenomenon of “domestic trafficking” (trafficking involving U.S.