Youth At Risk

Child Sex TraffickingYouth At Risk
January 17, 2020

How vulnerabilities increase child sex trafficking risk

Addressing child sex trafficking takes a very particular set of skills. However, depictions in films like Taken don’t hold up when we start talking about what sex trafficking actually looks like. There are certainly victims being forcibly held against their…
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runaways at risk for child sexual exploitation
Child Sex TraffickingYouth At Risk
November 4, 2014

4 Ways to Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Runaway Children

Runaway children are one of the populations most at risk for child sexual exploitation. A recent study on the sexual exploitation of runaway children by the University of Denver found that nearly 10% of runaway children interviewed had reported to…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the FieldYouth At Risk
June 20, 2014

HSI Identifies 552 Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation

In a statement released this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced that it had identified 552 victims of child sexual exploitation to date in 2014. (more…)
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100k to 300k children are at risk for child sex trafficking
Technology For GoodYouth At Risk
June 19, 2014

Preventing Child Sex Trafficking: Say Something

When we talk to people about the issue of child abuse imagery and child sex trafficking, the most common response we hear is, “what can I do to help end this problem?” The highlighted programs below are two ways that…
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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2015
Child Sex TraffickingPartnersSurvivorsYouth At Risk
June 13, 2014

At Risk Warning Signs for Child Sex Trafficking

On an ongoing basis, we ask our supporters to help call attention to youth at risk for child sex trafficking. In an effort to call even more attention to the issue, we're providing more detailed information about youth at risk for…
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DeterrenceNewsYouth At Risk
June 4, 2014

We Need Your Help to Call Attention to Youth At Risk

One in eight endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2012 were likely sex trafficking victims. Youth at risk, young girls and boys, are lured into sex trafficking every day. How can we put…
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NewsSurvivorsYouth At Risk
April 14, 2014

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

As we, at Thorn, fight to put an end to child sex trafficking and child pornography, we are acutely aware that child abuse is a critical aspect of both of these crimes. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we want…
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