We’ve all heard of sexual abuse.
And we’ve all probably heard about the abuse that happened to children.
But what about the horrific and widespread trafficking of children for sex?
That’s what the nonprofit Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (CASE) is doing to try to make the sex trafficking of boys a thing of the past.CASE is working to change the way we talk about it in America.
It is a nationwide coalition of over 1,200 organizations, including churches, charities, youth groups, law enforcement agencies and other groups, that is working on a plan to combat the issue of sex trafficking, which it defines as the exploitation of children by adults.
“There is a lot of shame in the word ‘trafficking,’ but we also know that it is a very serious issue,” said Amanda Reis, CASE’s national communications director.
“We are at a turning point in our nation’s history where we are finally beginning to acknowledge the scale of the problem.
And to do that, we have to have a change in how we talk and what we do to combat this.”CASE has been working with our coalition partners in the past, working with law enforcement, with churches, working to educate our congregations about the problem and making sure they understand what we are talking about.
“We are working with churches to educate about the issues and the issues that are prevalent within our community, and our churches have been working hard to educate people about it.
We are also educating law enforcement about what they should be doing and what they are not doing.”
We need to get the word out to the youth, the churches, to get them to stop and think about what’s going on, and not just to the adults.””
Education is key.
We need to get the word out to the youth, the churches, to get them to stop and think about what’s going on, and not just to the adults.”
Reis said there is a significant need for change in the way that we talk.
“I think the biggest thing that we want to do is change the discourse, and we have talked about that in our presentations,” she said.
“It’s really about changing the language.
We’re talking about talking about what it means to be a trafficker and what it is to be exploited.
It’s really changing the discourse around what it’s like to be trafficked.”
We are really focusing on educating the youth and giving them information and a plan about what is going on in their communities.
And then, ultimately, they need to make a decision, and they need help.
That’s really where our mission is at, and that’s why we’re doing this, she said, adding that the goal is to educate youth about the trafficking of young boys and to prevent future trafficking.
“When we talk to parents, they’re going to want to know, ‘Is this really going to stop me from letting my child go out with somebody who wants to sell him?
Is this going to save my child from becoming a sex trafficker?'” she said of the group’s mission.”
So, in terms of our education program, we are partnering with faith-based and nonprofit organizations that have a very strong record of educating children about what sex trafficking is, and how to get involved in helping the children.
We really need to educate everyone.””
But we really are focusing on the education part, because the only way we are going to change our conversation is through education.
We really need to educate everyone.”
It’s not just churches that are participating in the initiative.
The National Catholic Charities of Maryland, a 501(c)(3) organization, recently announced that it will be launching a sex trafficking prevention program, and is partnering with Case to offer services in Maryland.
Case, which is also known as Safe Passage, is part of the coalition that is the first of its kind to be created specifically for the purpose of helping churches combat sex trafficking.
Cases national coordinator, Sarah E. Rucker, said that the group has been trying to work with other groups to create a coalition since it launched in 2015.
“It is the largest national coalition of churches,” Rucker said.
“And we were very fortunate to have the support of a number of churches, which has really been instrumental in our success,” she added.
“And, we really felt like we were making a difference when we launched Safe Passage.
This coalition is a great opportunity for us to build relationships with all of the churches in the country,” Ruck said.”
Rucker added that Safe Passage has since expanded to more than 2,000 churches across the country.”
This coalition is a great opportunity for us to build relationships with all of the churches in the country,” Ruck said.
The coalition’s efforts have been welcomed by many in the community, including the Rev. Donald W. Moore, the pastor of the St. James Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Moore has been a part of a coalition for