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Mental Health and Social Connections

  • May 23, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Every May since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliate organizations celebrate raising awareness about mental health issues as something that can affect the lives of everyone. In this year’s theme, #4Mind4Body, one of the aspects they explore is the importance of social connections as a way to boost mental health and general wellness. For.

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Latest in Trafficking News

  • May 16, 2019

U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Releases Annual Report The U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking was established in 2015. It is a council of eight leaders who are trafficking survivors. They use their real-life experience, as well as expertise from leadership on national, state, local and tribal levels. The council provides recommendations in support of the President’s Interagency Task.

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Have You Seen These Stories?

  • May 9, 2019

We’ve recently shared some stories about our students that we think you should see! They are a testament to these young people’s fortitude, integrity, and endurance through unique challenges. If you’ve missed any of them, be sure to take a look now!   How One Student Went From Self-Harm to Empowerment When a routine home visit revealed that one of.

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How Acceptance Turned Her Into A Leader

  • April 30, 2019

Meet Daw* Daw is a bubbly, confident and engaging seventeen-year-old. She stands out amongst her peers in the leadership development program as a great entertainer and teacher for younger students. She describes herself as very confident, someone who loves public speaking and helping the younger students. However, she was not always that way. Daw, who identifies as transgender, says that.

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How One Student is Overcoming an Unusual Challenge

  • April 16, 2019

Meet Niran* Niran joined our scholarship program in at the age of 17. Niran is a member of the Akha ethnic minority group and is stateless, meaning he does not have Thai citizenship and endures “serious restrictions on [his] basic rights”.[1] For most people in the world citizenship to at least one country is a birthright. Without any kind of.

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How Emotional Support Can Make or Break A Student

  • April 9, 2019

Meet Kannika* A confident and friendly student, Kannika* joined The Freedom Story’s scholarship program when she was 15. Her father had passed away, and her remaining family of six were surviving on $10 per day. As a member of an ethnic minority group she faced higher risk of trafficking and exploitation because of discrimination and lower social status.[1] In high.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  • March 21, 2019

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! Observed annually on March 21, the UN adopted this day in response to when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in South Africa. The UN General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate racism. Is Racism Related to.

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The Role of Counseling in Trafficking Prevention

  • March 7, 2019

When Khae first joined The Freedom Story, she didn’t expect to go into counseling. She worked with our sustainable development program, but then would also visit students and their families at home, often in the evenings, and began to provide mentorship and support. “I got to see the various problems they had, that they had so many issues. Not just.

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5 Reasons Prevention is the Best Way to Combat Trafficking

  • February 28, 2019

With all due respect to our friends in intervention and aftercare, we’re going to spend a few minutes promoting prevention! Before we begin, let’s be clear about the three main sectors of the anti-trafficking movement: prevention, intervention, and aftercare. What do these things mean? Prevention Prevention seeks, just as the name suggests, to prevent trafficking before it starts. It seeks.

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Trafficking Happens in Airports Too

  • February 7, 2019

“Human trafficking by airplane is almost impossible. Human trafficking by van and truck, in the back seat of a car, and going through a border where there’s nobody for miles and miles, and there’s no wall to protect — it’s very easy. They make a right, then they make a left. They come into our country. And they sell people.”.

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