Tag Archives: Awareness

  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on February 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    by Karen Karpinski Fake Massage Businesses at a Glance – Excerpts from Polaris Project In the past week it would have been difficult to ignore or be unaware of the Massage busts and arrests taking place in Franklin and Brentwood.  It has also not been that long since we were talking about another bust in […]

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  • Human Trafficking Haiku

    Posted on January 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Lonely and depressed,inadequate and worthless.Please, even one friend? Online chatting fillsthis void in my heart.  He saysthat he “treasures” me. We plan to meet soon.Friday at a street corner.We’ll ride in his car. So, we meet at eight.But his face does not show theworth he made me feel. I’m locked in the car.Not one man, but two […]

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  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on January 27, 2015 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    by Karen Karpinski, Director of Education I am often asked by pastors and other church members what they can do to help end human trafficking. I would like to reply, “Are you teaching about human trafficking?” Sadly, the parents of a minor lured into human trafficking we recently met with, would not need much urging to […]

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  • How well-meaning efforts can be harmful to survivors of trauma

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    Written by Holly Austin Smith, author of Walking Prey. PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 — Human trafficking is one of those issues that cuts deep into the hearts of men and women across the globe, and many have vowed to take a stand against it.  As a survivor of child sex trafficking, I continue to be moved […]

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  • ESTN Library Spotlight

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      By Clarice Grooms, ESTN Librarian BOOK: Renting Lacy AUTHOR: Linda Smith The book Renting Lacy takes the reader inside the world of prostituted children around the world and in the United States. At the forefront is a child victim named Lacy who is trafficked by her boyfriend/pimp. The story alternates between several teenage girls […]

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