Youth Sex Trafficking Prevention Resources
Chosen Film Series
This film series is designed to teach teens the warning signs and indicators of trafficking through the true stories of teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers. Brianna, Lacy and Maria discuss how modern American pimps and gangs are luring youth into the commercial sex industry and how teens can protect themselves and others from being chosen. The resource packages include additional educational tools to further discussion, learning and action! Discounts available for purchases of two or more packages.
An inventory and evaluation of the current shelter and services response to domestic minor sex trafficking.
DEMAND.: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States (2007) The explosive DEMAND. report and video documentary uses undercover investigation to reveal the sophisticated business model behind sex trafficking and tourism in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States.The United States Mid-Term Review on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in America Shared Hope International partnered with ECPAT-USA and The Protection Project of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in a comprehensive attempt to measure the United States’ progress since the Second World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in 2001 in Japan. The report evaluated best practices, gaps in current efforts and challenges faced in the field to serve as a milestone in continuing progress and a benchmark for measuring success.
Investigation into child sex trafficking in the U.S. is compiled in this report which reveals 100,000 American children are exploited through prostitution each year – the average age of entrance only 13 years old.
Field Assessments on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (2009-2011)
Learn about human trafficking in your area. Field assessments measure and evaluate the access to and delivery of services for trafficking victims in a community.
Gang TRAP (Trafficking Response and Prevention) Training Guide and Video Series is a unique training curriculum designed to address the growing trend of sex trafficking cases perpetuated by criminal street gangs. The guide targets law enforcement, service providers and prosecutors, offering instruction on gang trafficking dynamics, recruitment and control tactics, professional challenges commonly experienced with these cases, therapeutic response and collaboration. It utilizes adult learning principles to maximize learning retention, offering detailed instruction for group discussion points and group exercises as well as pre and post-training quizzes. The accompanying four-part (60 minutes) video series addresses the same topics through interviews with experts and survivors across the United States.
Guide is coming soon; Gang TRAP DVD is on sale now for $20!
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking – Prostituted Children in the United States, Identifying and Responding to America’s Trafficked Youth is an interactive training tool for agencies and organizations that may come in contact with child sex trafficking victims in the United States, including law enforcement, social services, non-governmental organizations, and juvenile justice. This training tool offers a comprehensive guide to understanding domestic minor sex trafficking including the law, victim profiles and vulnerabilities, pimp control and manipulation, and effective responses. The guide utilizes adult learning principles to maximize information retention by providing detailed instruction for group discussions and exercises. The accompanying 40-minute training video offers four 10-minute segments that expand upon information presented in the guide. Hear from experts and survivors, watch pimps engage with buyers and discover the reality of child sex trafficking in America.
Intervene: Identifying and Responding to America’s Prostituted Youth is a unique resource designed for service providers and clinicians, also applicable to juvenile justice employees, to improve identification and response to victims of sex trafficking. Designed by professionals, vetted by a multi-disciplinary committee of experts and survivors, the Practitioner Guide provides instruction on the vulnerability factors of potential victims, common recruitment and grooming tactics, methods of control and coercion used by pimps and gangs, and the impact of trauma on survivors. It prepares the user to implement the accompanying Intake Tool, a tiered set of strength-based and trauma-informed questions designed to identify exploited youth while reducing the risk of retraumatization. This package includes two training videos (Intervene + Gang TRAP) that expand on key principles addressed in the Practitioner Guide. This resource is meant to be used by experienced professionals only.
Shared Hope International offers the Intervene resource package for a donation of $50.
Due to the invasive nature of this tool and the potential for retraumitization if used improperly, this resource package is only available through an Intervene training. It is also available on a case-by-case basis to experienced professionals. Contact Elizabeth Scaife at Elizabeth@sharedhope.org to request your copy.
Congressional Testimony Transcripts
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe U.S. Helsinki Commission(9/27/2006)
- Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight(10/21/2009)
- Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. House of Representatives(3/25/2010)
- House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security(9/15/2010)