Sex Trafficking Prevention

Sex Trafficking Prevention


A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals

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Forget what you thought you knew about sex trafficking and the best ways to prevent it. The problem is larger in scope and involves more factors than most can imagine. This non-sensationalized book:

  • lays out what makes young people vulnerable to trafficking

  • explores the real root of the problem and the numerous effects of abuse

  • outlines steps parents and others can take to mitigate those risk factors

  • describes ways to help victims find healing.

Drawing from her own experience being trafficked plus her insights gained from years of advocacy and anti-trafficking work, the author speaks directly not only of the realities of trafficking that occurs in our own communities but also the solutions that we can all be a part of. She talks of everyday things we can do to intervene—not “rescue”—youth in troubled lives and homes. The book also lists hidden signs of trouble and offers parents and professionals practical tools and knowledge to intervene and make a positive difference in young people’s lives.

Savannah Sanders

Savannah Sanders is a leading voice in the prevention of sex trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. Savannah shares her compelling story of abuse and recovery to audiences of professionals who work with vulnerable youth and with trafficking victims, and also to teens and other groups. She has provided testimony on Emmy-nominated television news segments, in sex trade documentaries, at local events and on talk radio. She was the recipient of the 2014 Triumph Over Tragedy recipient, presented by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

She was the Training Coordinator for the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute SAFE Action Project, elevating awareness and action within the hospitality industry to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children. She is a founding board member of Well Founded Hope, helping to restore the lives of traumatized young women who have been sex trafficked.

Working with the organization Mending the Soul, Sanders was instrumental in developing and implementing curriculum to help survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation. She was a Program Fellow of Intervention, Recovery and Empowerment Services for TRUST, a grant-funded project to coordinate anti-trafficking efforts.

She holds a degree in Social Work and Women and Gender Studies and is pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work and Social/Cultural Pedagogy at Arizona State University.

ISBN: 9781936268849

Language: English

Format: Paperback

Category: Non-Fiction, Social Sciences, Criminology, Sociology, Ethics, Self-Help & Motivation/Addiction, Family & Relationships, Bullying and Abuse

Publication Date: 15/09/2015

Pages: 162

Height: 8.5 inch

Width: 5.5 inch