Grooming is the process by which traffickers build emotional connection in preparation for trafficking (or otherwise exploiting) their targeted victims. The groomer wants to sell the child, most often for sexual exploitation.
The best resource for keeping a child safe is YOU, the adults in a child’s life. Children lack the life experience to recognize exploitation and exploiters are master manipulators who spot and utilize a child’s longings, perhaps for a father figure or someone who makes them feel special and heard.
As we enter the joys of the holiday season we also enter the busiest time of year and that is certainly apparent at End Slavery TN.
I’m glad to see Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and other celebrities speaking up about Cyntoia Brown’s case. Think about Ashton Kutcher and the difference he has made around the issue of human trafficking. Celebrities can use their platform to begin conversation about societal issues.
We are entering the month of November, when we enjoy fall leaves, football and the holiday of Thanksgiving. We focus on all of those people and events that have been highlights the past year, and count the blessings they have bestowed upon us. As the Director of Community Outreach for End Slavery Tennessee for almost two years, I have a lot to be thankful for……
Many big accomplishments this month including first apartments, school successes, new glasses and much more.
As temperatures finally begin to drop, these first balmy days of fall find End Slavery Tennessee in a whirlwind of activity, including trainings, advocacy presentations, community awareness events, and preparations for our annual gala, Voices of Freedom.
As children go back to school, requests for presentations and trainings for schools, churches, and civic organizations are on the rise, and End Slavery Tennessee is blessed with highly skilled and passionate volunteers who are always giving their time and energy to answer these requests.