“In response to recommendations from the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded training and technical assistance activities to increase attention on men and boys as an underserved population. OTIP established a technical working group of subject matter experts and implemented subsequent listening sessions through its National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC).   
Two listening sessions held in September 2020 provided a forum for attendees to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) social-ecological model to create a framework on trafficking of men and boys. The first session explored risk factors and barriers to accessing services. The second session built on the first, exploring protective and resiliency factors to inform enhanced services for men and boys.”