Sex trafficking is a lucrative, fast growing criminal enterprise and a complex evil to overcome, but Thrive New England is undaunted. With your help we can educate our communities and work to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.
What is Sex Trafficking?
Sex trafficking involves the manipulation of a person, through force, fraud, or coercion, to engage in commercial sex for the benefit of the trafficker.
Where is Sex Trafficking Happening?
A common misconception is that human trafficking only happens outside of the United States, but it is happening EVERYWHERE. Traffickers are cunning and prey on the most vulnerable in our society, including children.
Learn the Signs of Human Trafficking
Risk Factors Associated with Human Trafficking
Aftercare for Survivors of Sex Trafficking
Sex Trafficking is a Growing
Problem in New England
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This video series was created by the Department of Homeland Security to help spread awareness about how sex trafficking recruitment can occur.
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Not for Sale by David Batstone
Somebody's Daughter by Julian Sher
The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores
Girls Like Us by Rachel LLoyd
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The 2018 US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report
A comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts across the globe.
Very Young Girls - A Documentary
The Polaris Project
One of the core groups in the national fight against human trafficking. Includes studies, resources, and information on the National Human Trafficking Hotline, including hotline statistics by state.
How to Combat Modern Slavery
Kevin Bales' 20 Minute Ted Talk about the business and statistics of the modern slave trade.
New England Organizations
My Life My Choice
The Abolitionist Network
Blog - Jasmine Marino
Videos by Love146, a
partner organization of THRIVE New England. Includes many informational videos about human trafficking ranging from educational to inspirational.
Not For Sale
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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DHS Blue Campaign
The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the US Department of Homeland Security's efforts to combat human trafficking.
Stay up-to-date on trafficking issues and cases in your state by setting up a search for "human trafficking" + Your State
A partner organization of THRIVE New England, whose website is full of great information, stories, and videos.
See Linda Smith, President, Shared Hope International, in Prostituted Children in the United States: Identifying and Responding to America’s Trafficked Youth, Seg. 2. Prod. Shared Hope International and Onanon Productions, 2008
Kennedy and Pucci, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Assessment Report — Las Vegas, Nevada, pg.106
http://sharedhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SHI_National_Report_on_DMST_2009.pdf, pages 30-31
Laura J. Lederer and Christopher A. Wetzel, The Health consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities
Jessica Reichert and Amy Sylwestrzak, National survey of residential programs for victims of sex trafficking http://www.icjia.state.il.us/public/pdf/ResearchReports/NSRHVST_101813.pdf