Membership is open to any individual who:
*Why do we say both “was commercially sexually exploited as a child” and “engaged in commercial sex while a minor”? Both of these fit the definition of the TVPA but reflect the diversity of ways our members describe their experiences. Some, especially those who were sex trafficked as small children, do not identify as being a “youth in the sex trades” due to the unique circumstances of their experiences. And others prefer to describe their experiences as being a “youth in the sex trades” due to the extenuating circumstances that necessitated their sex trading (such as homelessness, fleeing family abuse, etc.). We honor the self-descriptions of our members, and recognize that this definition or explanation does not capture the full diversity of experiences of trafficking.
Before renewing or applying for membership, please review our Values Statement here. (Page will be updated as values are released)
Current members will need to renew their membership by July 31 in order to continue receiving NSN updates and information or to receive an invitation to our discussion groups and support groups as they roll back out this summer.
New members may fill out an application online but WE WILL NOT BEGIN PROCESSING NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS UNTIL AUGUST OF 2022.
The Hub – The NSN’s monthly e-newsletter, with resources, opportunities, and news
NSN monthly meetings (Topics include workgroup updates, potential opportunities, etc.)
Peer support and/or mentoring groups
Professional development & training opportunities
Opportunities with NSN workgroups, including policy, membership and engagement, and consultancy