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THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS TO BE INVOLVED
The best way to protect your child is to pay attention to them and their behavior.
Victims can be from any ethnicity, social or economic group, gender, or level of academic achievement. WHO?Some traffickers prefer to focus their efforts on recruiting young people into their enterprises, as most traffickers are young as well.Traffickers are looking for young people who may:
Traffickers are searching for young people to target. These potential victims could be anyone and anywhere.
Traffickers find victims via:
Traffickers easily relate to young people and are often very charismatic. Traffickers often times seem “too good to be true" with promises. A Trafficker is very patient during this grooming process to get what they want.
Trafficker manipulation techniques:
Traffickers trick or control young people into joining, leaving, or staying in the lifestyle. Traffickers will tell their victim, "no one will believe (or love) you because of this." THIS is the biggest lie of all, because there are people who want to help.
These methods could be:
Let your teen share what’s bothering them.
Don’t force the issue. Listen, but be persistent.
Tell your teen that you love them, and tell them often.
Tell them you’ll always be there for them.
Show your teen you are willing to listen,
and try not to judge them when they share.
Never blame your teen for what is happening.
Remember they are a victim, not a criminal.
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Video by a parent, Janiece Charlez whose daughter became caught up in trafficking. Natalies journey began at the age of 15 and she met her pimp/trafficker while in High School living in Temple, TX.
A Rose Program is proud to help create a conversation to have a direct impact on your community to raise AWARENESS about Human Trafficking and what to do.
We’re happy to provide guidance and materials. Our best weapon against trafficking is awareness, and we can use all the help we can get!