How Do I Get Started?

Throughout Human Trafficking Awareness month in January, you likely saw social media posts, news articles, billboards, and more that highlighted the reality of this crime, both here in the U.S. and abroad. This information may have been new to you, or you may have heard about it before, but you are now asking yourself, “How do I become involved in …

In the Headlines

Take a moment to see what is happening in the news, nationally and internationally, to address human trafficking and the connected vulnerabilities.   Take down of the largest darknet child pornography website | Earlier this month, U.S. and international agencies arrested and charged 337 users of the website that used Bitcoin to purchase videos. The operation resulted in the seizure …

What Do You Know About Foster Care and What You Can Do?

May is National Foster Care Month, with an annual presidential proclamation dating back to President Reagan in 1988. Currently, there are over 440,000 children and youth in foster care. This month is a time to recognize everyone that helps families and youth with permanent homes and connections, including foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, child welfare professionals, and community members …

Resource Roundup

Do you know what you can help bring awareness to this month? April has many opportunities for you to use your voice and platforms. Join with us this month as we help raise awareness about child abuse prevention, victims’ rights, and sexual assault. We’ve compiled some resources that will equip you to share with your community. Check out how you …

Knowledge is Power – Fall 2018

The fall can symbolize many aspects of life — the time for a new season, going back to school, or a time to harvest. As you reflect and think about what fall means to you, we have compiled some resources for your review. Take a moment to see how they may apply to what you already know or how you …

Knowledge is Power

Independence Day and Juneteenth are times when we pause as a nation to reflect on freedom, independence, and resilience. There are many types of modern day slavery and exploitation, including labor trafficking, debt bondage, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and others. We’ve compiled a list of some amazing organizations and resources below! Take a look at all they are doing to advance the cause of freedom.   Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives | FDFI is an abolitionist organization founded by …

3 Things You Can’t Travel Without This Summer

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School is out and summer is here! It’s time for backyard barbecues, lounging by the pool, and enjoying the late sunsets. For many, summer is synonymous with vacations. Whether you’re the type to take long road trips to camp at national parks or the type to fly to big cities abroad, there are some things that you should never forget …

Aging Out of Foster Care

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Any wise elder, self-help book, or motivational speaker will tell you that in order to succeed, you have to have a plan. You have to begin with the end in mind. But, how can you plan for a successful future when you’re not sure what the next week, month, or year will hold for you in the most fundamental areas …

Knowledge is Power

From Francis Bacon to Thomas Jefferson – many wise people have understood that knowledge is power. What are you learning this week?  If you’ve been following along with our blog, you know we are passionate about learning all that we can about human trafficking and related issues. We also know that often this is a moving target. Will you join …