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

THRIVE New England is an affiliate ministry of Vision New England.

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What is Whole Person Care?

 

THRIVE New England offers a family model of restorative whole person care for teen survivors of sexual exploitation. Whole person care is a trauma-sensitive, strengths-based approach that provides restorative paths for survivors in all six areas of their personhood:
 

 

Educate

Before you decide to foster a child, read about foster care and the licensing process.

1

Decide

Contact us and we will provide a trained THRIVE Team Member to guide you through your first steps in the licensing process.

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Prepare

Your trained THRIVE Team Member will provide Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI©) trauma training, help you identify a support network, and build systems for success in preparation for placement of a child.

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Welcome

A child who has come out of a trafficking situation is referred to us by the the state, a federal agency, or his/her family.  They will be placed in your home for the healing process to begin.

 

The child and your family will be connected with a trained adult survivor, who will provide personal support for the child.

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Restore

We will create a customized care plan, which will provide individualized opportunities for whole-person restoration and empowerment.

 

Your family will have regular ongoing meetings with your THRIVE Team Member and will also receive ongoing refresher trauma trainings.

 

The child will be intentionally reintegrated with their biological family, if possible, integrated into a new family, or welcomed as a life-long member of the overall THRIVE "family".

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Decide on an Event

There are lots of fun ways to raise awareness and support THRIVE!  Scroll down for some creative ideas to get your wheels turning.

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Register Your Event

Once you've decided on your event, visit this page to register with THRIVE.  We want to hear what our amazing community is doing to spread awareness!

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Receive THRIVE Materials

After registering your event, we will review your information and email you free marketing materials to support your event and help it succeed!

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Raise Awareness

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Your event will bring people together for a very important cause: to prevent human trafficking and restore teen survivors.

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Through our prevention groups, THRIVE New England seeks to break the cycle that leads to high school girls being more vulnerable to trafficking predators.

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Books

Stay up-to-date on trafficking issues and cases in Maine by setting up searches for “human trafficking” + Maine; and “sex trafficking” + Maine.  Google alerts will search for articles that match these criteria and send them to your email box as they are published.

The Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report is a comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts across the globe. It is produced by the U.S. Department of State and is the primary tool the U.S. government uses to engage with foreign governments.

 

This documentary from CNN chronicles Amber Lyon’s year-long investigation into sex trafficking in the United States. Consisting of interviews with recently trafficked teens, women who have spent their lives in the industry, and convicted solicitors, as well as Lyon’s own undercover foray into the world of online sex, the film exposes underage sex-trafficking and examines the role of sites like Backpage.com and Craigslist. - 43 mins

 

A great introduction to human trafficking, David Batstone’s book examines modern day slavery of many forms, such as sex trafficking, bonded labor, and child soldiers and the forces that drive the growth of the third largest criminal industry in the world.

 

Rachel Lloyd tells the story of her own survival in, and escape from, the commercial sex industry. She also chronicles her founding of GEMS, which today helps girls escape from the same life.

 

Shows how the majority of teens caught in the sex trade in the U.S. are our own American girls. In this book you will meet some of the girls who are fighting for their dignity, the police trying to rescue them, and the community of activists battling to protect the nation’s most forsaken children.

 

Chosen tells the stories of two teenage girls who were manipulated and recruited by traffickers. Through these girls - whose pre-trafficking stories clash with typical conceptions - Chosen demonstrates the tactics pimps use to recruit and control girls. - Video 20 mins

Anti-trafficking Stakeholders

 

 

Maine Organizations

 

  • Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network

A project of MECASA (Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault), Maine Sten provides a comprehensive source of information and resources about trafficking awareness and response efforts in Maine.

 

  • GPCASTE - Greater Portland Coalition Against Sex Trafficking & Exploitation

GPCASTE is a group seeking to change the public perception of human trafficking, build an effective response system, and strengthen legal resources in order to end sex trafficking in southern Maine.

 

Not Here is a grassroots force mobilizing law enforcement, healthcare, education, and faith-based organizations to combat human trafficking.

 

 

New England Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

National Organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Action
As an Individual
Host a Fundraising Awareness Event to spread awareness and raise support for THRIVE's programs.
Learn more about trafficking in your area, what to do if you recognize red flags, and share this knowledge to equip others.
We can only bring our programs to the community with the regular financial support of individuals like you!
Take Action
As an Organization
​Host Awareness Events for your community.  There are many opportunities to make an impact!
  • Educational Events
  • Social Events
  • Service Projects
  • Host a Sparks Prevention Class for youth in your organization or community.
Directly sponsor and facilitate one of our initiatives in your area.
  • Sponsor a Sparks Prevention Class
  • Sponsor a Restorative Care Family
  • Sponsor a Survivor in the Survivor Leadership Program.
Regular financial support makes our work possible!
  • One-Time Donation
  • Monthly Donations
  • Host Fundraising Events

THRIVE relies on individual and corporate allies to support and drive our mission.  We partner with professionals and professional groups, government agencies, service agencies, churches, universities, and community groups to ensure the most effective prevention methods and highest quality survivor care. There are opportunities for EVERYONE to take action.

Sources:

 

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

[1] Polaris infographic.

[2] Clark County Public Defender — Juvenile Division. Unpublished Survey of Girls Arrested for Prostitution Related Offenses (July 2007 — November 2008). Clark County, Nevada.

[3] 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

[4] Kennedy and Pucci, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Assessment Report — Las Vegas, Nevada, pg.106

[5] http://sharedhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/SHI_National_Report_on_DMST_2009.pdf, pages 30-31

[6] 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

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid.

[9] 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

[10] Ibid.  Note:  this study was published in 2013 study.  A few more programs have emerged since then.

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Take Action
As an Individual
Host a Fundraising Awareness Event to spread awareness and raise support for THRIVE's programs.
Learn more about trafficking in your area, what to do if you recognize red flags, and share this knowledge to equip others.
We can only bring our programs to the community with the regular financial support of individuals like you!
Take Action
As an Organization
​Host Awareness Events for your community.  There are many opportunities to make an impact!
  • Educational Events
  • Social Events
  • Service Projects
  • Host a Sparks Prevention Class for youth in your organization or community.
Directly sponsor and facilitate one of our initiatives in your area.
  • Sponsor a Sparks Prevention Class
  • Sponsor a Restorative Care Family
  • Sponsor a Survivor in the Survivor Leadership Program.
Regular financial support makes our work possible!
  • One-Time Donation
  • Monthly Donations
  • Host Fundraising Events

THRIVE relies on individual and corporate allies to support and drive our mission.  We partner with professionals and professional groups, government agencies, service agencies, churches, universities, and community groups to ensure the most effective prevention methods and highest quality survivor care. There are opportunities for EVERYONE to take action.