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August 12, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein Mug Shot

Sexual Predator Jeffrey Epstein and the Power of Privilege

Sex trafficking takes place in the seediest of motel rooms and in the most extravagant mansions of the rich and famous. Traffickers come from a diverse […]
August 9, 2019
Sexual Assault Triggers

Supporting Trauma Survivors Through Triggers

When someone we love hurts, we want to help. We offer comfort, band-aids, food, words of encouragement – anything we can think of to help promote […]
August 2, 2019
Human Trafficking Trauma and PTSD

Walking Through a Field of Landmines: Survivors of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Struggle to Negotiate Trauma Triggers

A woman is raped when she is seventeen. Twenty years later, she smells the cologne her rapist wore the night of the attack on the person […]
July 31, 2019
Mental Trauma of Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse

No Escape: The Enduring Effects of Trauma on the Emotional Health of Human Trafficking Survivors

Human traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to trap their victims into lives of labor or sexual servitude. In order to maintain control, traffickers subject their […]
July 27, 2019
PTSD from Sexual Assault

The Aftershocks of Abuse: Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a response to experiencing, witnessing or hearing about a horrifying or life-threatening event. In some people, these events – which can […]