Sex traffic survivor to speak at SBCC
Carissa Phelps was forced into prostitution when she was a teenager. With help, though, she went on to graduate from UCLA and become an attorney and advocate for sexually exploited runaway children and homeless youth. Her remarkable story is the subject of a new book called Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time.
Phelps will be at SBCC speaking about surviving sex trafficking on Tuesday, March 27. Join the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program for this special event at the Fe Bland Forum, 6-8:30 pm.
Ahead of this event, here are some online resources to learn more about human trafficking, modern-day slavery, and commercial sexual exploitation of children:
- 2017 statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, a project of Polaris
- The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, eBook by Meredith L Dank
- End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purpose (ECPAT-USA)
- Girl’s Path to Prostitution : Linking Caregiver Adversity of Child Susceptibility, eBook by Joan A. Reid
- Hope Refuge, a local organization that works with young people rescued from commercial sexual exploitation, and their advocates.
- Human Trafficking, a series of viewpoints and essays within the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database
- “Human Trafficking and Slavery: Are Governments Doing Enough to Eradicate Illicit Trade?“ – Article in CQ Researcher database
- Human Trafficking in Ohio : Markets, Responses, and Considerations, eBook by Jeremy M. Wilson and Erin Dalton
- TEDx Santa Barbara talk by Megan Rheinschild, on Santa Barbara County Human Trafficking Task Force