Made In the USA: The Sex Trafficking of America’s Children is not just a book about human trafficking - but it's also a book of HOPE and EMPOWERMENT. Made In the USA shares five compelling true stories of American children (4 girls & 1 boy) trafficked into the sex trade in the U.S.. The stories were specifically chosen to show the diversity of how American children are taken and held captive: from being trafficked by a family member, lured by a boyfriend, set-up by a friend, kidnapped and held hostage by strangers to the plight of America's homeless youth engaged in survival sex which frequently leads to trafficking. Each story shows a unique version of trafficking and collectively gives you a comprehensive picture of how traffickers operate in the U.S.
The purpose of the book is to provide insight on how American children are lured and often coerced to remain in a lifestyle of commercial sexual exploitation. Two of the chapters are written specifically for you, the reader. One is designed to give you the tools and encouragement to make a difference within your sphere of influence and the other provides tons of information and helpful resources to help you take action.
YOUR PARTNERSHIP IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE - THANK YOU!
Publishing May 2014.
ALL of the funds from the book will go to 8 different pre-selected organizations, which specialize in
preventative and restorative care for child victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
P R E V E N T I O N :
Fair Girls, Washington, DC -
Supporting Prevention & Education curriculum (Tell Your Friends)
in public schools, youth programs and group homes.
The Grace Network, Sacramento, CA -
Supporting TGN's Survivors of Exploitation Program, connecting trafficking
victims and high-risk individuals to life-saving resources to intervene and
prevent additional cases of sex trafficking.
ECPAT USA, Brooklyn, NY -
Supporting domestic minor sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation
research, training, awareness and policy development.
Love146, New Haven, CT -
Supporting trainings for professionals, such as teachers and
social workers, giving them tools to prevent the trafficking of children,
as well as identify and support victims.
R E S T O R A T I O N :
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Alexandria, VA -
Supporting the NCMEC staff and activities of the
Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT).
MISSION21, Rochester, MN -
Supporting Mission21's foster care program training and
equiping foster parents to care for sex trafficked youth.
Traffick911 | Triumph House, Fort Worth, TX -
Supporting the operation of Triumph House, Traffick911's long-term,
restorative safe-home for survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking.
Courage Worldwide, Rocklin, CA -
Supporting the development of a national safe-home
model for child sex-trafficking survivors.