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Preventing Trafficking in the New Economy

  • April 13, 2017

Imagine an average middle class teenager growing up in the U.S. who dreams of doing some form of computer engineering, design, or other online job some day. You might imagine at this stage the teenager is a digital native, having grown up around digital devices, perhaps having access to some in school as well as at home, almost all the.

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The Costs of Sex Trafficking

  • April 6, 2017

When we talk about child victims of the sex trade, the moral costs are clear: no child should fall prey to sexual predators. That message alone should provide the rallying cry to end trafficking and exploitation, however, what it doesn’t say is that society bears costs as well. The focus is on the effect on victims and their families—as it.

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Does Prevention Really Work?

  • March 2, 2017

Highlights from our Social Impact Assessment Over the past couple of years, we have been ramping up efforts to collect data to help examine whether our programs are having the positive impact we aim to achieve. We want to know to what extent our programs help keep at-risk students in school and help build the resilience and awareness necessary to.

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Climate Change And Child Trafficking

  • February 23, 2017

This post is part of a series called “Let’s Get Intersectional” where we highlight all the ways in which trafficking is related to other industries and areas of concern. From economic development to minority rights, mental health issues to terrorism, human trafficking affects and is affected by a wide variety of concerns—and to tackle one area means to grapple with.

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Additional Benefits

  • February 9, 2017

Our mission has always been to help prevent the trafficking of children; however, our methods have always been about more than that. We aim to prevent trafficking by building both the inner and external resources children need to remain resilient in the face of hardship and to remain invulnerable when opportunists seek to take advantage. In that sense, the empowerment.

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17 ways to give more with your company in 2017

  • January 17, 2017

With each new year, we are given a new opportunity to make it better than the last. Even though it is the middle of January, it is never too late to plan the ways your company can be more involved in giving back to the community. Some of the best corporate giving campaigns are those that match your company’s skills.

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How Do You Encourage Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward?

  • December 14, 2016

This week, we have a special guest post from Brian Kent, an attorney who specializes in prosecuting cases involving sexual abuse. We’re happy to provide a space for him to share his experience and expertise, and hope that you will find this piece helpful and informative in encouraging you or someone you know who might be a victim of sexual.

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What Does Resilience Mean to You?

  • November 17, 2016

Let’s try a little thought experiment, shall we? Are you ready? Yes? Okay good. I want you to think back on a time that was one of the most CHALLENGING things you’ve ever been through. The hardest thing you’ve ever done. Something SO hard you weren’t sure you’d actually make it through to the other side. In fact, maybe you.

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Corporate Social Responsibility is More than Writing a Check

  • October 13, 2016

Giving to charities is on a decline. Corporate contributions, especially, have declined from a high of 2.1 percent at its peak in 1986 to just around 0.8 percent in 2012. It’s understandable. With every transaction scrutinized, traditional corporate philanthropy is considered an inappropriate use of funds. And yet, the demand for socially responsible companies grows. In fact: 90% of U.S..

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The Intersection Between Parenting, Resilience, and Trafficking Prevention

  • October 6, 2016

Let’s Get Intersectional Photo credit: Szefei/Shutterstock When I became pregnant almost 4 years ago, my response to impending parenthood was to do research–lots of it. I read articles and books on all aspects of parenting that I could get my hands on, and being a political scientist, I even hoarded research on political development related to parenting. Motherhood, for me,.

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