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What You Need to Know

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. 

Beyond the Basics

Learn the Signs of Human Trafficking
Trafficking Prevention
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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Ericka's Story

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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Recommended Resources

Books

Books

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 Click this Tile to View this List on Amazon.com

TIP Report

TIP Report

The 2018 US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report A comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts across the globe.

Movies

Movies

Priceless Very Young Girls - A Documentary

Statistics

Statistics

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.

Ted Talk

Ted Talk

How to Combat Modern Slavery Kevin Bales' 20 Minute Ted Talk about the business and statistics of the modern slave trade.

New England Organizations

New England Organizations

My Life My Choice Amirah The Abolitionist Network Blog - Jasmine Marino

Videos

Videos

Videos by Love146, a partner organization of THRIVE New England. Includes many informational videos about human trafficking ranging from educational to inspirational.

National Organizations

National Organizations

Polaris Project Not For Sale Love146 Gems-Girls Shared Hope National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Social Media

Social Media

See what pages are liked on THRIVE New England's Facebook page.

DHS Blue Campaign

DHS Blue Campaign

The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the US Department of Homeland Security's efforts to combat human trafficking.

News

News

Google Alerts Stay up-to-date on trafficking issues and cases in your state by setting up a search for "human trafficking" + Your State

Love146.org

Love146.org

A partner organization of THRIVE New England, whose website is full of great information, stories, and videos.

Books

Movies

Video

Ted Talk

Love146.org

Statistics

News

TIP

Report

Blue Campaign

New

England

Organizations

National

Organizations

Social

Media

Blue

Campaign

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Research Sources

https://child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri/#sthash.mciA9p8r.TGtA3bGR.dpbs

 

http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_182109/lang--en/index.htm

http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_243201/lang--en/index.htm

https://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods/

http://www.missingkids.org/ourwork/ncmecanalysis

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/states

https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/facts

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

 

http://www.annalsofhealthlaw.com/annalsofhealthlaw/vol_23_issue_1?pg=94#pg69

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

https://sharedhope.org/the-problem/what-is-sex-trafficking/

IF YOU SUSPECT HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CALL THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE 
1-888-373-7888 OR TEXT INFO OR HELP TO BEFREE (233733)

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