Over the last several years, there has been a great amount of attention given to human trafficking in the news. Human Trafficking is often talked about as being both a domestic and international crime, but how much do we really know about its prevalence, misconceptions, and how it is impacting families and communities in the United States? Much of the conversation revolves around identifying and responding to potential trafficking that one might come across in public settings. The purpose of this tip sheet is to promote a more family focused conversation. In addition to providing a general overview of human trafficking in the United States, it will also address the common misconceptions and the important conversations families should be having around human trafficking.