Human Trafficking Resources
The Institute for Shelter Care offers these resources to encourage you to use YOUR VOICE to advocate against sexual exploitation. This is a national problem, and it will take each of us doing our part in our own communities to raise awareness and solicit change. We invite you to use these resources as a way to take your next step in learning more about this issue.
Explore the drop-down menus below for human trafficking books, documentaries, and websites.
|Survivor Memoirs & Human Trafficking Books|
|PAID FOR: My Journey Through Prostitution by Rachel Moran|
|Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself by Rachel Lloyd|
|Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor by Katariina Rosenblatt and Cecil Murphey|
|The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter|
|Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn|
|Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals by Savannah Sanders|
|Human Trafficking Documentaries and Films|
|Sex Trafficking in America (55 mins) This Frontline documentary follows one police unit committed to rooting out sexual exploitation.|
|What Happened to the Girl Next Door (52 mins) Documentary about the realities of sex trafficking in America|
|The Making of a Girl (5 mins) A first-person perspective of an American youth facing sexual exploitation|
|Very Young Girls (1 hr 21 mins) The story of a group of girls prostituted in NYC as early as the age of 12 (warning – explicit language)|
|I am Jane Doe (available on Vimeo) The battle American mothers waged on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com.|
REPORTS AND STATISTIC
ENGAGE IN PREVENTION: What can you do today?
TALK TO KIDS:
Most victims of exploitation don’t understand what’s happening to them. Help children understand the realities of sex trafficking so they can stay safe and look out for friends. Use the resources below to start the conversation.
EQUIP YOUR CHURCH:
Create a culture of safety and transparency by educating your staff and community about sexual abuse and trafficking. Put safeguards in place, teach sermons about abuse, and bring training to your congregation.
- Develop a safe culture Pastoral Response Wheel | Safe Havens
- Put safeguards in place G.R.A.C.E. – Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments