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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
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Sex Trafficking is a Growing Problem in New England

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Recommended Resources

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

Movies

Very Young Girls

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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DHS Blue Campaign : Ericka's Series

DHS Blue Campaign : Ericka's Series

DHS Blue Campaign : Ericka's Series
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DHS Blue Campaign Video 1: Truck Stop

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DHS Blue Campaign Video 2: At School

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DHS Blue Campaign Video 3: Entrapment

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Website 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