Resource Alert: Revamped National Human Trafficking Resource Center

By Sharon E. Chin

In lieu of the non-profit agency’s – formerly known as Polaris Project – transition to simply “Polaris”, their National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) has also matured into their very own site. Polaris has been one of the biggest forerunners in bringing awareness to the growing issue of modern-day slavery in the United States. Their hotline has been used by victims, professionals, and citizens alike since 2007.

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Thousands of Years Later, We Still Struggle to Abhor Violence

There has been much written and spoken about domestic violence and child abuse recently due to incidents involving NFL players. It’s unfortunate that it takes a sensationalized incident to bring into view a chronic societal problem; but, that’s not surprising being that it hits very close to home for a lot of people. …

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Study Alert: The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities

By Sharon E. Chin

Can victims of sex trafficking be identified?

The usefulness of training U.S. healthcare providers to identify victims of human trafficking has long been debated. As ongoing – slim – research reveals more information about shared characteristics and symptoms a ……

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Excerpt: “What it Takes to Free a Sex Slave”

By Candice Hong
 
A rescuer of sex slaves discusses the difficulties of his work, but endorses the positive impact it has on a society.

“This initial process can take anywhere from one week to a year or more, depending on the scope of the operation. A quality target package represents hundreds o ……

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Returning To Work After Vacation

I had the good fortune to be on vacation for the previous three weeks. Originally my wife and I had planned a road trip from our home in Lindsay, Ontario Canada to Newfoundland on the extreme east coast of Canada.

However, with a strike at work that set me back approximately $2500.00 and a nagging shoulder issue my wife has had for a few years now, that plan was postponed. Instead, it was three weeks of staying put at home and doing some day trips; a 2.5 hour boat cruise in cottage country, some big city shopping, and relaxing at home in our backyard which we’ve put a lot of effort into making beautiful and a place to relax. …

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A Gut Full Of Nonsense

Like the bloated aftermath of a big meal, I have had a gut full of politicians and some commentators, childish behaviour in parliament, inhumanity and cruelty, and nothing but ‘broken record’ and ‘blame the other guy’ tactics from our government.
Quality media is bending over backwards to ensure their ……

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