Researchers have found that sex traffickers often target children and youth with a history of maltreatment, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and minimal social support.
About 10,000 children a year suffer the horrors of commercial sexual exploitation in the United States. Each victim on average is forced to have sex more than five times a day. Yet the buyers who fuel the child sex trade are seldom held accountable. Most just blend back into their families, jobs, and neighborhoods.
My guest at the table today is a wonderful resource to educate us about the human trafficking space. Beyond that, she is also an expert and advocate in the world of Foster Care. And yes, there is a relationship between foster care and human trafficking. I am grateful for her expertise and her willingness to share the table today. Meet Ms. Anne Basham, CEO of Anti Trafficking International!
No one can tell her story better than she can, so let’s listen and learn things:Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.