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Dangerous apps parents need to know about

Posted by: Child Advocacy Centers | Monday, June 20, 2016

Life would be easier if there was a step by step list for raising children. Every parent’s dream would be a handy checklist: “Complete the following and your children will be safe, happy and successful.” Unfortunately, the reality is much more difficult. There are a million small decisions we as parents make daily that can affect our

We Changed The Language, Now Let’s Change The Laws!

Posted by: Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Co-authored by Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, Survivor Advocate and Policy Consultant Every day, children all across the United States are bought and sold for sex. More than half of these children are girls and many, if not, most of them come from the foster care system. Despite not even being old enough to consent to sex - and despite

Gillian Anderson: Film 'Sold' aims to raise awareness of human trafficking

Monday, March 28, 2016

You know her best as FBI special agent Dana Scully from the hit show "The X-Files," but now Gillian Anderson is bringing her star power to an important issue with her newest film, "Sold." The movie tells the story of a young girl who's sold into a human sex trafficking ring in modern-day India, and the lengths she goes to get her freedom back

Indiana State Police participate in tri-state human trafficking initiative

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PLYMOUTH, IN Troopers and Motor Carrier Inspectors with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Indiana State Police joined neighboring states to raise awareness about human trafficking for the entire month of February. The Indiana State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Michigan State Police take the crime of human trafficking

Truckers Get Trained to Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking

Posted by: Alison Stine | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Across America in gas stations, rest stops, and small towns, the fight against human trafficking is being fought by unassuming warriors—truckers—and with unlikely weapons, including soap. “People driving down the road see stuff all the time that the rest of us aren’t seeing,” says Ohio State Highway Patrol Captain Mike Crispen.

Indiana, Ohio and Michigan police raise awareness about Human trafficking

Posted by: Kayla Crandall | Monday, March 21, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (21Alive) -- Last month, State Police joined forces with Ohio Highway Patrol and Michigan State police to raise awareness about human trafficking. Throughout February, the three State Police agencies distributed more than 17,000 materials and held 180 education events to educate citizens about human trafficking. While their Tri-state Human

Senate cracks down on human trafficking website which has stricter rules for 'selling hamsters than children'

Posted by: Rachael Revesz | Monday, March 21, 2016

Backpage.com has been found to encourage outsourced employees in India to allow the posting of adverts even if they are unsure whether the advert might be selling children for sex

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Jessie Foster's Mom

Posted by: Robert J. Benz | Thursday, March 17, 2016

This is the first in a series of interviews with individuals working to address human trafficking. You'll meet students and educators, parents and professionals whose voices may give readers a new and better understanding of this crime while teaching us how to respond more effectively to it. Glendene Grant is the founder of Canadian-based, Mothers Against