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From Love146: We believe that making the world a safe place for children is only possible through a bold, broad vision that cannot be achieved by only one organization or approach. At Love146, we connect the dots to understand how vulnerability operates in the lives of children, and intervene both to care for survivors who have been harmed and ultimately to prevent harm from happening in the first place. Our work is achieved through the power of relationships and collaboration, listening to those with lived experience and diverse backgrounds, scaling proven practices, and challenging the systems that leave children vulnerable. Our core commitment is to do what is best for children.

The trend of inaccurately calling things human human trafficking
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The trend of inaccurately calling things human human trafficking

As we’ve shared before in the past year, inaccurately calling things human trafficking in order to advance unrelated agendas is becoming more and more common, and there is no excuse for this trend to continue. In recent months, the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, has been transporting migrants to sanctuary cities. Aiming to follow this model,…

What Causes Human Trafficking? 10 Risk Factors that Increase Children’s Vulnerability
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What Causes Human Trafficking? 10 Risk Factors that Increase Children’s Vulnerability

While there aren’t just 10 vulnerabilities, risk factors, or causes of child trafficking, here are some things that can increase a child’s risk for trafficking victimization: Experiences that can increase vulnerability: Prior sexual abuse Physical and emotional abuse Homelessness and poverty Youth with family and friends who have been trafficked Displacement (due to war, natural…

In Their Own Words: What Your Support Means to Children in Our Care
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In Their Own Words: What Your Support Means to Children in Our Care

Children in our Survivor Care would like to share what your support means as they continue at school: “One of the most beautiful gifts that I received is the chance to study. That’s why we also need to be a gift to other people by sharing what we have learned with other people who were…

What is “grooming?” And how is the term being misused?
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What is “grooming?” And how is the term being misused?

At Love146, when we say “grooming” we’re talking about the process predators use to lure a child into relationship, gain trust with them, and prepare them for sexual exploitation. “GROOMING” AS PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA According to recently updated guidance from the Associated Press on the word grooming: “Some people use the word ‘groom’ or…

7 Tips for Talking with Youth about Vulnerabilities
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7 Tips for Talking with Youth about Vulnerabilities

Would your youth feel comfortable coming to you if something happened to them? Check out these tips for talking with your youth: 1. Try to be non-judgmental when listening to your youth. 2. Pay attention to your body, and try to reflect understanding and empathy through your body language as well as your words. 3….

What You Need To Know About Child Sex Trafficking
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What You Need To Know About Child Sex Trafficking

When most people imagine child trafficking, they imagine a seedy guy bringing a little girl into his white van. However, this is a destructive stereotype – often perpetuated by the media, movies and TV shows, and sometimes even anti-trafficking organizations themselves. In reality, trafficking is much more nuanced. In order to understand the different ways…