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education on the issue of trafficking

Education

What is trafficking? How large is the issue? How can everyone help combat the issue? Find the answers to these questions and a whole lot more.

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Featured education organizations

Even4One has recommended the following organizations as key players in the fight against anti-trafficking due to their affect and role in fighting the issue.

What's happening

Understanding the issue

Human Trafficking is a global problem that encompases many forms of exploitation such as sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude, forced marriage, forced criminal activity and organ harvesting.

Sex trafficking is
the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age (22 USC § 7102).“The term ‘commercial sex act’ means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person” (22 U.S.C. 7102 (4)).

Who is Affected? Sexual exploitation and trafficking affects every community, ethnicity, education level, economic class, however sexul exploitation disproportionately affects young people experiencing poverty, homelessness, and  discrimination; particularily youth connected to the foster care system.

HOW?
Exploitation is often coordinated through the internet using commercial sex websites, social media and/or dating websites. Some exploitation still occurs on street “tracks”, in businesses and/or through familial/social networks.

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the issue of trafficking
trafficking statistics
How bad is it

Statistics

There are currently no reliable national-level prevalence numbers. This is due to the hidden nature of trafficking, that has only recently received attention and resources, and the shifting trends in the sex trades.

No reliable national estimate exists of the incidents or prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States and Canada.

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Child/Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Child/Human trafficking is the world's second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs.
U.S. State Department
The Overcomers Directory

Explore all the Educational Organizations in our Database

Even4One is a directory of anti-trafficking organizations across United States and Canada. Below are a selection of organizations that specialise in the education field of anti-trafficking.

CEASE:CENTRE TO END ALL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Community Education
Advocacy Victim
Education Assistance
Financial literacy education
Financial Assistance
Country:
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Alberta
Hope and transformation for individuals, families and communities affected by sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and social inequality.
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RESET Society of Calgary
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Job Training
Mental Health
Country:
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State:
Province
Alberta
Vision: For sexually exploited women and girls to know there is a way out.
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Rescuing Hope
Advocacy Victim
Advocacy Community
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
Georgia
To enlighten the public to trafficking in America, Educate potential victims and first responders, and empower advocates and survivors.
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North Star Initiative
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
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State:
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Pennsylvania
"To support women who are survivors of domestic sex trafficking by providing physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual care through a Christ.
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Worthwhile Wear
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
Pennsylvania
Worthwhile Wear's mission is to reach and restore women affected by human trafficking because we believe that everyone is worthwhile.
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Beloved Beauty
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Education Assistance
Employment
Country:
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State:
Province
Delaware
Beloved Beauty is dedicated to empowering survivors of sex trafficking, abuse, & neglect by providing healing, mentorship, & vocational training...
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Freedom Cry
Advocacy Victim
Community Education
Education Assistance
Financial Assistance
Mentorship
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State:
Province
Wisconsin
To break the cycle of human trafficking through prevention and support resources. Our survivor support team are credentialed chaplains...
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The Shade Tree Inc.
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Family and Child Care
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
Nevada
The Shade Tree Organization provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women & children in crisis. Offering life-changing services...
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Call to Freedom
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Family and Child Care
Country:
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State:
Province
South Dakota
Our vision is to create a cohesive community model of care and support for victims, bringing communities together while educating and advocating...
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Hope Against Trafficking
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
Michigan
"The mission of Hope Against Trafficking is to provide a safe environment offering a restorative home to help adult female survivors of trafficking...
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Created Women, inc
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
Florida
We hope to bring light, hope, and transformation to women caught in prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation...
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Jasmine Road
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Employment
Job Training
Country:
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State:
Province
South Carolina
Heal, empower, and employ survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution, and addiction
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Rejuvenating Women
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Employment
Country:
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State:
Province
Nebraska
"The Rejuvenating Women Restored Wings Recovery Program was created to provide a home and a family atmosphere for victims and survivors...
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Selah Freedom
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Community Education
Case Management
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
Florida
Selah Freedom is a nonprofit organization with programs based in Florida and the Midwest, with the mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom...
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Malouf Foundation
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Community Education
Education Assistance
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State:
Province
Utah
"The Malouf Foundation exists to confront child sexual exploitation, specifically sex trafficking and online abuse. We fulfill our mission...
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The Dragonfly Home
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Family and Child Care
Community Education
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Oklahoma
The Dragonfly Home walks alongside human trafficking victim-survivors on their path to freedom and restoration.
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Phoenix Dream Center
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Family and Child Care
Community Education
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State:
Province
Arizona
We’re on a mission to stop human trafficking, end childhood hunger and educate tomorrows leaders. We do this through residential life recovery...
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Samaritan Village, Inc.
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Job Training
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State:
Province
Florida
"Samaritan Village is a safe home and therapeutic program for adult survivors of sex trafficking. Our mission is to provide a safe place...
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New Day for Children
Education Assistance
Financial Assistance
Inpatient Services
Mental Health
Mentorship
Country:
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State:
Province
California
Since 2009, it has been New Day for Children's mission to provide hope and healing to American children, aged 10-18, who've been sex trafficked...
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Qualified
Advocacy Community
Community Education
Education Assistance
Employment
Job Training
Country:
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State:
Province
California
At Qualified we unearth dormant dreams and activate occupational purpose. Our dedicated volunteers and expert staff are committed to guiding...
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Pillars of Hope, Inc.
Case Management
Advocacy Community
Education Assistance
Financial Assistance
Networking
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State:
Province
California
At the moment we are running a Victim Assistance Program to help those who reach out to us for assistance. We also have a Street Outreach Program.
More info
The Demand Project
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Family and Child Care
Country:
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State:
Province
Oklahoma
"The Demand Project exists to eradicate human trafficking, online enticement, child sexual abuse material, and the commercial sexual exploitation...
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SCKIC, Inc. DBA Dorothy's House
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Employment
Country:
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State:
Province
Iowa
Dorothy’s house provides a safe place for the practice of life for those whose lives have been interrupted by human trafficking, exploitation...
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YWCA Halifax
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
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State:
Province
Nova Scotia
The Trafficking and Exploitation Services System (TESS) is a partnership of over 70 Agencies across Nova Scotia working together to respond...
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Present Age Ministries
Advocacy Community
Case Management
Family and Child Care
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
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State:
Province
North Carolina
Present Age Ministries is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to combating the sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of teen girls...
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Mirror Ministries
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Employment
Country:
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State:
Province
Washington
Mirror Ministries’ mission is to respond to domestic minor sex trafficking with the love of Christ through local education, intervention, restoration.
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Aruna Project
Advocacy Community
Case Management
Education Assistance
Employment
Job Training
Country:
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State:
Province
Ohio
Aruna is an athleisure brand that creates lifelong freedom for overcomers of human trafficking through employment supported by holistic care.
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Empower Her Network Inc
Case Management
Education Assistance
Financial Assistance
Networking
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State:
Province
Connecticut
"Empower Her Network (EHN) collaborates with trafficking survivors on a path to fiscal independence by removing housing barriers, financing education.
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REACH
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Continuum of Care
Country:
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State:
Province
California
Specializing in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of sexual and domestic violence, childhood trauma and abuse, and human trafficking.
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Defend Dignity
Advocacy Community
Community Education
Education Assistance
Financial Assistance
Networking
Country:
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State:
Province
Ontario
we work to end all forms of commercial sexual exploitation in Canada
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Dahlia's Hope Non-Profit Inc.
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Education Assistance
Employment
Job Training
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Utah
Our mission is to provide holistic, trauma-informed aftercare services to survivors of sex trafficking. With a focus on trauma healing and...
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3 Strands Global Foundation
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Employment
Job Training
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
California
We empower people of all ages to recognize, respond to, and report all forms of violence and teach them about the available resources to support them
More info
International Saints & Abolitionists
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Community Education
Family and Child Care
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Washington
Fighting to End Sex Trafficking though Education, Prevention, Intervention, & Rescue
More info
New Life Refuge
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Texas
We provide refuge and healing for child survivors of trafficking, community education and partnerships with other ant-trafficking organizations...
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The Formation Project
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
South Carolina
The Formation Project is a survivor led non-profit that provides direct services to survivors of human trafficking...
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The Potter's Hands Foundation, Inc.
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
New York
The Potter's Hands Foundation is a faith-based organization committed to serving survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking as they heal...
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On Eagles Wings
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Education Assistance
Job Training
Financial Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
North Carolina
The OEW vision is to offer female survivors of sex trafficking opportunities to move beyond the pains of their past, renew their strength through God.
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The Valley Against Sex Trafficking (VAST)
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Community Education
Education Assistance
Mentorship
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Pennsylvania
Our mission is through collaboration, education, and advocacy; we empower survivors and encourage our community to take action in anti-trafficking...
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Hope Ranch for Women
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Community Education
Case Management
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Kansas
Hope Ranch for Women is dedicated to empowering those who have been exploited and abused to rise above their circumstances...
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BeLoved Atlanta
Case Management
Education Assistance
Employment
Job Training
Exit Services
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Georgia
BeLoved Atlanta provides safe homes and a two-year restoration program, equipping women with the power to create a new path in life.
More info
Awaken INC
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Nevada
Awaken's mission is to increase awareness and education surrounding the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and to provide housing and restoration
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Sarah's Home
Community Education
Family and Child Care
Education Assistance
Mental Health
Mentorship
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Colorado
Sarah's Home is a faith-based residential home on the front range of Colorado for girls age 12 up to 18 who have been rescued from sex trafficking...
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Resilience Rising
Advocacy Community
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
California
Resilience Rising combats the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children in the United States by providing residential and mentoring...
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San Francisco SafeHouse
Advocacy Victim
Advocacy Community
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
California
San Francisco SafeHouse provides transitional housing and supportive services for unhoused women survivors of sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation
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Covenant House New York
Advocacy Victim
Advocacy Community
Case Management
Family and Child Care
Community Education
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
New York
We provide shelter, housing, and support services to homeless young adults...
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Operation Underground Railroad
Advocacy Victim
Case Management
Family and Child Care
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Utah
We exist to rescue women and children from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation...
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Wellspring Living
Advocacy Victim
Advocacy Community
Case Management
Community Education
Education Assistance
Country:
united states flagcanadian flag
State:
Province
Georgia
Our mission: Transforming lives of those at risk or victimized by sexual exploitation. Our vision: A world where every victim of sexual...
More info
Learn more about the issue

Resources

Dive even deeper into the issue with our curated selection of books, articles and videos that help explain what trafficking is as well as the scale of the issue.

It's Happening Right Here
Documentary
It's Happening Right Here

It's Happening Right Here unveils the truth that sex trafficking can happen in any community, and that technology has expanded the reach of predators through gaming and social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and even Roblox.

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BOYS Documentary
Documentary
BOYS Documentary

Sex trafficking is a worldwide epidemic, a tragedy that affects women, men and children. Men and boys throughout the United States are trapped in modern day slavery and forced to sell their bodies for sex. While the movement of sex trafficking has brought large awareness to female victims of trafficking, males have largely been overlooked. BOYS, seeks to do just that - bring validity to the truth that males are victims of sex trafficking here in the United States. January 2014, Chris & Anna joined forces with Kartal Peel to create a meaningful film. Through interviews with service care providers, male survivors and those in the field of Abolition, we hope to gain an understanding of what male sex trafficking looks like within the United States and how we can help male survivors have a voice.

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Operation Toussaint: Operation Underground Railroad & the Fight to End Modern Day Slavery
Documentary
Operation Toussaint: Operation Underground Railroad & the Fight to End Modern Day Slavery

Tim Ballard left his post as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to form Operation Underground Railroad and go undercover to rescue child sex trafficking victims that he couldn't save when bound by government restrictions. Join Tim and his special forces team as they go undercover in Haiti to bring a ring of sex traffickers who bribed their way out of jail, to justice.

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The Abolitionists
Documentary
The Abolitionists

This documentary film is about the rescue of 57 children from slavery and the arrest and incarceration of their 7 traffickers. After spending over a decade rescuing children both domestically and overseas from the child slavery industry, Special Agent Tim Ballard decides to turn in his Homeland Security badge, feeling he could do more good working outside the government. Ballard assembles a team of highly specialized individuals that then infiltrates trafficking organizations and rescues innocent children. This is the story of their liberation. The footage from our operations is used in court to ensure these children never have to testify.

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I am Jane Doe
Documentary
I am Jane Doe

I AM JANE DOE chronicles the legal battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, who were trafficked for commercial sex on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section formerly owned by the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.

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Gang Trap Interactive Course
Course
Gang Trap Interactive Course

Gang Trap is an interactive and self-paced course designed for use by service providers and law enforcement professionals who often must encounter gang activity involving sex trafficking and work with victims and survivors.

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INTERVENE Practitioner Curriculum and Intake Tool
Course
INTERVENE Practitioner Curriculum and Intake Tool

The Intervene Practitioner Curriculum is an interactive and self-paced course designed for use by service providers who often must address the trauma experienced by Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) victims.  The Intervene Practitioner Curriculum is approved for 4 CEUs by National Association of Social Workers.

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What Happened To Me? Healing For Sex Trafficking Survivors
Book
What Happened To Me? Healing For Sex Trafficking Survivors

This book is a second edition and includes a study guide with questions at the end of each chapter. You will learn more about pimps, familial, and gang trafficking. It is filled with survivor stories as well as my own story of trafficking. Each story has a purpose and that is to help others, especially trafficked girls, understand what happened to them when they were trafficked. This book will help break that trauma bond as well as facilitate the healing process. It is recommended for sex trafficking survivors, advocates, counselors, and anyone else who wants to learn more about trafficking and what the healing process looks like for complex trauma. I believe that if each girl understood how they were forced, coerced, or manipulated into trafficking that they could break the trauma bond that was formed with their trafficker and reduce the recidivism rate of being re-exploited.

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A Walk Across The Sun
Book
A Walk Across The Sun

Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade. Halfway across the world, Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crisis-and makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical working in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.

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Polaris Project: Human Trafficking 101
Course
Polaris Project: Human Trafficking 101

Compassionate, committed individuals and communities like yours are the most powerful resource there is to prevent and reduce human trafficking. But to leverage your power, you need the best possible information. Take our free introductory course, Human Trafficking 101, to learn what human trafficking really is, how it happens, and how you can be part of the solution.

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Life After Trafficking: The Bridge From Trauma to Triumph | Yolanda Schlabach | TEDxWilmingtonWomen
Video
Life After Trafficking: The Bridge From Trauma to Triumph | Yolanda Schlabach | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

What happens to survivors after escape from or arrest of their traffickers? What do they need? What do we, as a nation, offer? With over 200,000 American victims annually and only 700 beds available, we need infrastructure to support this population. Find out what YOU can do to help! Yolanda is a Registered Nurse. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University in 2004 and graduated in 2014 from Liberty University with a Master’s in Human Services & Counseling. Yolanda attended the University of Maryland, earning a Certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Trauma and Torture. Yolanda is a member of Delaware’s Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee.

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Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: Young Lives, Insane Profit | Yolanda Schlabach | TEDxWilmington
Video
Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: Young Lives, Insane Profit | Yolanda Schlabach | TEDxWilmington

This talk is eye-opening and heart-breaking. Yolanda Schlabach shows the reality of sex-trafficking in the State of Delaware, a terribly unrecognized and under-prosecuted state of affairs. She guides us through the process by which girls are trapped, and eventually lose their independent identity.

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The Body Keeps The Score
Book
The Body Keeps The Score

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

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Roadmap to Redemption
Book
Roadmap to Redemption

Roadmap to Redemption is the first of it's kind, a workbook for survivors of sex trafficking written by a survivor. Rebecca Bender was lured into the life of human trafficking at the vulnerable age of 18. Now, rescued and restored, she uses the valuable lessons she's learned to help bring other survivors toward redemption. This ten week workbook is cupped with her personal testimony and injected with scripture. Rebecca uncovers the seductive tactics traffickers use in America today and equips anyone who wants to work with exploited victims. This workbook can be used one on one, privately or in a group setting. Roadmap to Redemption should be in the hands of every victim of trauma and every advocate working in the field!

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The Teen Sex Trade: My Story
Book
The Teen Sex Trade: My Story

Jade Brooks grew up like any other kid — she played with friends, lovingly teased and was teased by her siblings, and excelled at school. It wasn't until she was removed from her family at age 11 that she felt something was wrong. Growing up between two of Halifax's predominantly black neighborhoods, Jade was raised in communities plagued by social problems. Addictions, tangled personal relationships, social workers, and prison terms became everyday facts. When the first serious love of her life entered the picture at age 15, that relationship became the center of everything. Following a path many have taken before, pushed along by her abusive boyfriend, Jade found herself in the sex trade. She learned to sell her body in the strip clubs and massage parlors of Toronto and Montreal in order to survive. Gifted with the ability to recall details of personalities, events, and conversations, Jade reveals a reality that will be unknown to many of her readers. She tells her story straight out, no holds barred, just as she remembers it. By doing so, she allows her readers to come to a far deeper appreciation of the circumstances that lead to the trafficking of young women in Canada today.

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Somebody's Daughter
Book
Somebody's Daughter

First released in 1996, Somebody's Daughter takes us inside the lives of real players in Canada's prostitution game. This book is about what we don't know about prostitution and perhaps what we don't want to know; what goes on inside that violent underworld know as The Game, and who the girls in the tight skirts really are. Author and reporter Phonse Jessome traces the short careers of several young girls actively recruited by pimps and describes the anti-pimping efforts of law enforcers who work to get teenage girls out the The Games and off the streets.

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Dream
Video
Dream

A child soldier, Grammy-nominated artists, and a Rock and Roll legend. Everyone has dreams. DREAM is an episodic series following inspiring stories of children, women and men from around the world.

Dreams. A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal; an unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy. The two definitions could not be more opposed. In Dream, the filmmakers explore stories on both ends of the spectrum and ask the question: if anything were possible, what dream would you build your life on?

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The Hidden Slave
Documentary
The Hidden Slave

The Hidden Slave is International Saints and Abolitionists' first short film revealing the progression of coerced sex trafficking and how young girls get involved in prostitution through this diabolical method.

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Breath of Life: Three Breaths that Shaped Humanity
Book
Breath of Life: Three Breaths that Shaped Humanity

The world began when God, the Creator of everything said, “Let there be light.” As the wonder of the world came to life with all its intricate beauty, the most miraculous moment had yet to become reality. That’s when God breathed into Adam and, with that one breath, shaped humanity. In this thoughtful and inspiring book, Daniel Kooman, the award-winning director of She Has A Name and Dream: Find Your Significance, shares the creation story in a way you have never experienced it before.

This is a book and a video series.

The Kooman brothers would like to bless survivors/overcomers with this resource so if you are an overcomer that would like access to this at a discounted price please use the discount code: friend20.
If you are not an overcomer please consider supporting them at their full price because the work that they do is amazing and we would really like to see them able to keep producing this kind of material in the future.

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#DEALWITHIT: Living Well with PTSD
Book
#DEALWITHIT: Living Well with PTSD

#dealwithit is the honest, raw, not-safe-for-work account of Dr. John A. King trying to piece his life back together, move forward and thrive after the spontaneous recall of over a decade of childhood sexual abuse by his parents and their friends. This recall event, or John-A-Geddon, was followed by the immediate onset of Complex Post Traumatic Stress, which led to the loss of his marriage, career and health. This book shares John’s gritty process of rebuilding his life. On his journey, you’ll find practical tools, unlikely mentors and his trademark Aussie sarcasm.

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Eden (2012)
Movie
Eden (2012)

Inspired by the true story of Chong Kim
https://iamchongkim.com/

A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, cooperates with her captors in a desperate ploy to survive.

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Not My Life
Documentary
Not My Life

Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

"Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children," says the film's director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, "and yet no one knows this is happening. We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it."

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life's message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, "We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves."

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California's Forgotten Children
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California's Forgotten Children

California’s Forgotten Children is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of resilient survivors who have overcome commercial sexual exploitation as children and are changing the world by ensuring no child is forgotten. This film gives viewers the tools to combat this epidemic and empowers survivors on their path to freedom.

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iEmpathize
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iEmpathize

ADULT TRAINING:

Training for adults to empower and equip you to make a difference. Sector-based training to empower and equip you in General Training, Labor Trafficking, First Responder, and Law Enforcement.

HELP EQUIP TEENS:

The Empower Youth Program is an innovative tool that equips you to train teens in person with the power to save people and respond to bad situations that intend to take advantage of them.

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National Human Trafficking Education Centre
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National Human Trafficking Education Centre

Welcome to the National Human Trafficking Education Centre – a unique online hub offering educational resources to help Canadians understand and fight human trafficking. Here, you will find a variety of courses intended for different audiences including youth, parents, educators, social workers, front line responders, medical professionals and those working in the justice system. Our courses range in length and the content is specifically tailored to the audience. Content is developed by the Joy Smith Foundation, a leading authority on the prevention of human trafficking in Canada. Some courses are free, while others are offered for a fee. Consider signing up for a course on your own, with your family, work colleagues or as a group. Check back often as new courses will be added on an on-going basis. Education is our greatest weapon as we work together to end human trafficking.

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The Just Church
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The Just Church

Are you ready for a new way to seek justice – an ancient way to know God?
Finally, a practical guide on how to do justice and grow in discipleship ―from those on the frontlines of the battle in the world’s darkest and most dangerous places. Jim Martin and International Justice Mission are experts not only at bringing rescue to victims of violence, sex trafficking, slavery, and oppression, but also, at bringing churches into the fight, through concrete steps that actually make a difference. Learn how to carry out one of the Bible’s core commands―to seek justice―in a way that amounts to more than mere words and good intentions. In the process, you’ll discover one of the most powerful tools to grow faith and deepen discipleship. In The Just Church, Martin shares tangible, accessible strategies to respond to God’s call to seek justice, defend the widow and orphan, and rescue the oppressed . . . whether in far-off places or right in your own community

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Pursuing Justice
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Pursuing Justice

The ONLY way to find abundant life and happiness is to give your life away. If God designed us to experience true happiness and abundant life, why do so many Christians feel dissatisfied and purposeless? We try to make our lives better by chasing our own dreams, but that only makes the problem worse. Instead, the path to a just life that''s satisfying and permeated with meaning leads us alongside the orphan, the widow, and the powerless. Using clear evangelical theology and compelling narratives drawn from two decades of global ministry and travel, Ken Wytsma, the founder of The Justice Conference, shows God''s unchanging love for all His children. On the way, the author calls us back to a proper understanding of biblical justice, a redeeming glimpse into the true meaning of righteousness and the remarkable connection between our own joy, the joy of others, and the wondrous Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pursuing Justice shows that God isn''t primarily concerned with personal piety but about empowering His children to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with their creator. The message is as hopeful as it is fresh: when you discover anew the meaning of the Gospel and give your life away, you will find it...and it will be the best life you can imagine.

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The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
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The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against global poverty, the hidden plague of everyday violence silently undermines our best efforts to help the poor. Common violence like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, and police abuse has become routine and relentless. And like a horde of locusts devouring everything in its path, the unchecked plague of violence ruins lives, blocks the road out of poverty, and undercuts development. How has this plague of violence grown so ferocious? In one of the most remarkable social disasters of the last half century, basic public justice systems in the developing world have descended into a state of utter collapse, and there's nothing shielding the poor from violent people. Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros offer a searing account of how we got here and what it will take to end the plague. The Locust Effect is a gripping journey into the streets and slums where fear is a daily reality for billions of the world's poorest, where safety is secured only for those with money, and where much of our well-intended aid is lost in the daily chaos of violence. While their call to action is urgent, Haugen and Boutros provide hope, a real solution and an ambitious way forward. The Locust Effect will forever change the way we understand global poverty, and will help secure a safe path to prosperity for the global poor in the 21st century.

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Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances
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Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances

As she shares her extraordinary stories of fighting human trafficking as an ordinary mom, Kimberly Smith Highland offers hope for readers who wonder if God is calling them to a different life--one outside the confines of cultural norms.

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Deepening the Soul for Justice (Urbana Onward)
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Deepening the Soul for Justice (Urbana Onward)

The challenges of global injustice can be overwhelming. The pain is real; the violence dark. Many well-intentioned Christians get burned out. What can you do to stay in the game? Bethany Hoang, director of International Justice Mission's IJM Institute, has seen firsthand how spiritual formation can fuel our response to God's call to justice--from the inside out. Hoang shares spiritual practices honed on the frontlines of the fight for justice--guideposts for an inward journey that can propel a disciple outward, empowering the difficult work of justice. Seeking the God of justice can be a catalyst for spiritual growth and deeper personal discipleship. Discover spiritual disciplines for the justice-seeker and renew and invigorate your own justice journey. Includes questions for group discussion.

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Stopping Traffic
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Stopping Traffic

With 27 million victims worldwide, Stopping Traffic starts the conversation on a taboo topic through the eyes of survivors, activists, and front-line rescue teams to launch a movement to end modern-day slavery in the U.S. and abroad.

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Gridshock
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Gridshock

Vanessa McNeal, a filmmaker and survivor of sexual violence sets out to explore the often overlooked reality about why the sex trafficking industry thrives. The truth is that sex trafficking wouldn’t exist without the unquenchable thirst and demand for it. On the quest to learn more, Vanessa discovers who the johns/buyers are and why there is a culture of impunity that hides and protects them. In this riveting and truly disturbing documentary what you think you know about sex trafficking will be challenged. What is hidden will come to light, even in a midwestern state like Iowa. The film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict.

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She has a name
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She has a name

Jason, a lawyer, poses as a john to build a legal case against a ruthless pimp who is trafficking girls in Asia. He meets Number 18, a girl forced to work as a prostitute in a busy red light district whose testimony is key to his case.  Can he convince her to risk her life to testify for the sake of justice?

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Groomed
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Groomed

Every day, everywhere, hundreds of thousands of children are being 'groomed'-- Will you be prepared when traffickers try to target you or your loved ones? Know the signs and apply them. Usually its not 'if,' but 'when?' The answer is usually within hours or days of a child using online social platforms. Most never tell their parents.

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Traffick on 401 (2019) - Full Documentary
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Traffick on 401 (2019) - Full Documentary

Traffick on 401 explores the sex trafficking world in Ontario and Michigan by speaking to a survivor, the Windsor Police Service, and advocates. Victoria Morrison, a sex trafficking survivor, tells us her story of what she went through for three months with her trafficker in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Abolitionist Training 101
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Abolitionist Training 101

Learn about sex trafficking through this 30-Day Sex Trafficking Educational Guidebook. We believe that any person can be empowered to make a difference in the fight to end sex trafficking. Become an Abolitionist today. Age-appropriate for 12-years and older.

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On Watch: Community Training
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On Watch: Community Training

Our training consists of 10 modules and takes one hour to complete.

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Be The One: In the Fight Against Human Trafficking
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Be The One: In the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a media buzz word that often conjures images of brothels in Thailand or confusion with the ongoing immigration debate. This innovative digital training tool cuts through the confusion, arms the viewer with an understanding of what human trafficking is and is not, and helps them recognize that this is a Texas problem with Texas buyers, sellers, and victims. It refocuses our attention on adults and children who are regularly exploited but are unlikely to self-identify as victims or seek help. This video walks the audience through actual cases prosecuted in the state of Texas, identifies the tools of traffickers and how they are typically utilized to obtain and maintain victims, and equips viewers with red flags and a reporting protocol. Most of all, it challenges Texans to change the culture in which we live from one that identifies with and honors perpetrators to one that provides safety, security, and genuine reintegration for the survivors of trafficking.

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Christian Abolitionist
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Christian Abolitionist

This training course will equip you to understand sex trafficking and help you see it through a different lens. Protect those around you and learn how to identify the signs of trafficked victims. Sex Trafficking needs to be stopped! But first, it needs to be understood.

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Invisible: A Fight to End Human Trafficking Documentary
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Invisible: A Fight to End Human Trafficking Documentary

Human trafficking is a global issue that includes our own cities. Visit Place of Hope’s website at www.invisiblepoh.org to see what Place of Hope is doing and additional educational videos. Discover how you can do your part to protect family, friends and the community by seeing the invisible.

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ContraLand
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ContraLand

Child sex trafficking expose' documentary, Contraland, filmed by the Veterans of non-profit organization Veterans For Child Rescue. V4CR exposes the multi-billion dollar industry of child sex trafficking, alerting the populace on the epidemic and how you can empower and safeguard all children.

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Nameless
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Nameless

Nameless is a documentary that addresses child sex trafficking in Washington, DC, and at-large. Through interviews with experts, advocates, and activists, child sex trafficking is reframed as a form of sexual violence that is often made invisible. Child sex trafficking is explored as an issue with deep historical-cultural roots, tackles misperceptions about which populations are most vulnerable to being trafficked, and illuminates systemic gaps in the current treatment of trafficking victims. Featuring 15 interviewees on the frontlines of the issue, Nameless mobilizes viewers to recognize and combat child sex trafficking.

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Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution
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Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution

This essay reviews the ways in which legitimating prostitution as work makes the harm of prostitution to women invisible, expands the sex industry, and does not empower the women in prostitution.

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Courtney's House RELOADED
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Courtney's House RELOADED

Tina's heart-rendering experience within the domestic sex-trafficking ring from start to finish, and her ongoing battle to save children from within it

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Why you should care: the human trafficking footprint in the U.S. | Ryan L. Brooks | TEDxJerseyCity
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Why you should care: the human trafficking footprint in the U.S. | Ryan L. Brooks | TEDxJerseyCity

As the fastest growing illegal business in the world, human trafficking has profound influences here in the United States. Through sympathetic understanding and awareness, both socially & legally, the average American can positively impact what has become the worst human right violation, slavery.

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Human trafficking -- Stop the silence | Catalleya Storm | TEDxDayton
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Human trafficking -- Stop the silence | Catalleya Storm | TEDxDayton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. When news reports show the arrest of a human trafficker and their victims finding freedom in the United States, Americans ask, “How did that happen?” Catalleya, through their own story, will demystify the silent trade of young people in our own backyard and challenge society to find one way to respond to the problem.

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A powerful strategy for disrupting child trafficking | Patty Haven Fleischmann | TEDxSeattle
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A powerful strategy for disrupting child trafficking | Patty Haven Fleischmann | TEDxSeattle

Patty Haven Fleischmann is successfully combating child trafficking in Seattle and catalyzing similar nationwide efforts. As a therapist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and “kid advocate,” Fleischmann uses her ability to hold two opposing truths to attract a diverse and committed community and disrupt a seemingly insurmountable problem. Launching a Seattle-based non-profit which has raised $4.5 million to fund local organizations that combat both supply and demand, Fleischmann is galvanizing the community and driving a national conversation. A licensed marriage and family therapist of 25+ years, Patty is the co-founder and President of the StolenYouth board. StolenYouth’s mission is to support the rescue and recovery of our community’s sexually exploited youth. Patty and StolenYouth have worked tirelessly to build a unique coalition of organizations fighting trafficking on all fronts. Since then, these organizations have pioneered new ways to disrupt the scope and nature of child trafficking.

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Scars and Stilettos
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Scars and Stilettos

At thirteen, after being abandoned by her mother one summer and left to take care of her younger brother, Harmony becomes susceptible to a relationship that turns out to be toxic, abusive, and ultimately exploitative. She eventually finds herself working in a strip club at the age of nineteen, and her boyfriend becomes her pimp, controlling her every move and taking all of her money. Ultimately, she discovers a path to freedom and a whole new life.

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Unchained: The Scourge of Human Trafficking
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Unchained: The Scourge of Human Trafficking

Millions of human trafficking victims are hidden in plain sight. Traffickers coerce their victims into forced labor and prostitution. Great Decisions shares the untold stories of trafficking survivors.

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Surviving Sex Trafficking
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Surviving Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is one of the most misunderstood criminal enterprises in the US. In popular belief; women are forced across borders and held against their will. But a new picture shows eight in ten victims are US citizens. Many are enslaved through drugs and like old-world slavery, are branded as property. Often confused as valid sex workers, Columbus, Ohio is helping to free victims and transform their marks of "ownership".

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Chosen Film Series
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Chosen Film Series

This film series is designed to teach teens the warning signs and indicators of trafficking through the true stories of teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers.

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Internet Safety Video Series
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Internet Safety Video Series

Technology, including social media and classified websites is a continually changing landscape, and are widely viewed as being responsible for the explosion of sex trafficking in the United States. Our own research backs this up. Stay ahead of the game with out Free Internet Safety Resources.

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Brain Heart World
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Brain Heart World

DISCOVER THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY

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The Girl Next Door
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The Girl Next Door

This is the true story of an all-American teenager, who survived two years of being a sex slave in the Michigan suburbs at the age of 15. Over a two-year period, she was stalked, intimidated, sold and broken in mind and body. Out of shame, guilt and fear of what could happen to her young brothers, Theresa stayed silent. Twenty years later, Theresa is speaking out on the reality of human trafficking in the U.S. and how she overcame her past.On her worst night, being auctioned off to nearly two dozen men in a dingy, dirty, inner city Detroit motel, Ms. Flores recalled the only item that would have reached out to her, a bar of soap to clean up. With that in mind, she created S.O.A.P. -'Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution'.In 2009 Theresa Flores was appointed to the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission and has testified before the Ohio House and Senate in support of Human Trafficking Legislation. Her efforts were a major part of the success of SB235 being passed into law by Ohio Governor Strickland on December 23, 2010.

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What Happened to the girl next door
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What Happened to the girl next door

This powerful documentary about human trafficking, sexual slavery, and prostitution, discusses the reality of the human sex trade occurring around the world and right in our own backyard.

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Enslaved and Exploited: The story of Sex Trafficking in Canada
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Enslaved and Exploited: The story of Sex Trafficking in Canada

Enslaved and Exploited: The Story of Sex Trafficking in Canada has been used as a resource by students, Members of Parliament, Border Service Officers, crisis shelter workers, professors, church leaders, and abolitionists.

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Domestic Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Girls in Canada: Issues and Implications
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Domestic Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Girls in Canada: Issues and Implications

The focus of this study is to examine the issues in sexual exploitation of Aboriginal girls, as identified by the grass root agencies, and to contextualize them within the trafficking framework with the purpose of distinguishing sexual exploitation from sex work. In doing so, the paper will outline root causes that make Aboriginal girls vulnerable to domestic trafficking as well as draw implications for policy analysis.

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Nefarious
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Nefarious

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. From the first scene, Nefarious gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen different countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers. Nefarious features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders, and captures the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors in order to galvanize hope and vision.

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Caged No More
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Caged No More

A woman (Loretta Devine) and a former Special Forces soldier (Alan Powell) try to stop a man (Kevin Sorbo) from trafficking his two young daughters in Europe.

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Priceless
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Priceless

Desperately in need of money and in hopes of regaining custody of his daughter, James (Joel Smallbone) embarks on a cross-country delivery for cash -- no questions asked. When he discovers that he is delivering two young women, the questions in his mind begin haunting him mercilessly. When James finds himself falling for one of the women, he becomes an unlikely hero and must fight to save the innocence and lives of both of the ladies.

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Human Trafficking: Canada's Secret Shame
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Human Trafficking: Canada's Secret Shame

The Joy Smith Foundation has produced a documentary about human trafficking today in Canada, and the work of the Foundation and others to suppress it. It is an authentic story told by experts across Canada. Directors of leading NGOs speak about rescuing and rehabilitating survivors. A police officer talks about taking down trafficking ringsand bringing perpetrators to justice. A reformed trafficker tells how he lured young girls into thesex trade. A parent whose daughter was trafficked recalls the heart wrenching agony of what he and his family went through. A survivor of human trafficking tells her story.

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The White Umbrella
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The White Umbrella

The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration.

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Stolen
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Stolen

A dramatic memoir of an American woman who as a child was recruited, bought, and sold as a victim of the sex trade without ever leaving Us borders.

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Not For Sale
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Not For Sale

Human trafficking generates 32 billion annually and enslaves over 30 million people half of them children Award-winning journalist David Batstone whom Bono calls a heroic character profiles the new generation of abolitionists who are leading the movement This groundbreaking global report is now updated with the latest findings new stories and statistics that highlight what is being done to end this appalling epidemic-and how you can join the movement

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