This blog looks at the process by which small-scale traffickers (the majority type of sex trafficker in the U.S.) lure, manipulate, and finally trap their minor victims in their exploitation schemes. Indicators, or “red flags,” can give hints to parents, friends, teachers, and school administrators about the process that a minor under their care might be undergoing. A supplemental webinar discusses the process by which many minors fall victim to sex trafficking, as well as some of the signs and indicators that may point to a potential child trafficking situation. It is intended for service providers working with at-risk youth, teachers, school social workers, and for anyone charged with the responsibility for the safety of minors, including parents and guardians. It also addresses some of the prevalent misconceptions about child sex trafficking, as well as highlight aspects of the phenomenon that quite literally “hide in plain sight.”