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RDS Offers a Series of Human Trafficking Training  

Learn the facts about human trafficking. RDS has been working with victims/survivors since 2009 and offers a series of training by a survivor of human trafficking. For inquires contact.

 Training Offered

  • Adjusting basic needs
  • Becoming trauma-informed
  • Best care practices
  • Csec, youth, disconnected youth
  • Decriminalization
  • Foster youth 
  • Human trafficking 101 
  • Human trafficking 102
  • Human trafficking as a TAY
  • Human trafficking vs domestic violence 
  • Parenting and expecting during human trafficking
  • Poverty as a pimp
  • RDS programming (life long supported services)
  • Solutions for survivor success
  • Trauma informed language
  • Unconventional approaches

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The Statistics

  • The average age of entry is between 12 to 14 years old.
  • Approximately 50% are minor runaways, throwaways, or girls who have aged out of the foster care system.
  • Approximately 85% are victims of childhood sexual abuse.
  • More than 85% are African-American women.
  • Approximately 80% of adult women entered "the life" as a minor.

Effects on Victims of Sex Trafficking

Many victims of sex trafficking experience post-traumatic effects, including physical, psychological, and behavioral problems. They are also at high risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and multiple abortions. 35% of American victims reported serious broken bones and other physical injuries as a result of the violence of sex trafficking. Psychological reactions to the trauma of trafficking include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hostility & Irritability
  • Recurring Nightmares & Memories of Abuse
  • Difficulty Concentrating & Sleeping
  • Feelings of Apathy or Emotional Detachment