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  • Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir

    Rachel Lloyd, New York, 2011.

  • The Teen Sex Trade: My Story

    Jade H. Brooks, Halifax, 2017.

  • A Survivor's Guide to Leaving

    Sheila White and Rachel Lloyd, New York, 2014.

    The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving shares stories, tips and ideas from survivors to help navigate the challenges during those early months of exiting. Inspired by the questions and concerns of thousands of girls and young women throughout GEMS’ 20 years of programming, the book was written by survivors to directly address those common questions.

  • The Life Story

    The Life Story: Moments of Change shines a light on the realities of women in the sex trade, elevates their voices and experiences and highlights opportunity for change—for all girls and all women—at different moments throughout a lifetime.

  • Very Young Girls

    Critically acclaimed film by the New York Times and film festivals around the world, Very Young Girls is an exposé of human trafficking that follows 13- and 14-year-old American girls as they are seduced, abused, and sold on New York’s streets by pimps, and treated as adult criminals by police. 

  • Addressing the Trafficking of Children & Youth for Sexual Exploitation in BC: A Toolkit for Service Providers

    Children of the Street Society, British Columbia

  • Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

    The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.

  • Cybertip

    Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.

  • Project Arachnid

    The Project Arachnid platform was initially designed to crawl links on sites previously reported to Cybertip.ca that contained child sexual abuse material and detect where these images/videos are being made publicly available. Once child sexual abuse material is detected, a notice is sent to the provider hosting the content requesting its removal.

  • A Population Health Approach to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in Nova Scotia

    A Nova Scotia Model for a population health approach to CSEC. It has been informed by many conversations, reports, and recommendations and is currently the most in-depth application or systems focused population health approach to address commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth globally.

  • Nova Scotia RCMP Provincial Human Trafficking Unit

  • National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

    Government of Canada

Module Sources

Baldwin, Fehrenbacher & Eisenman, Psychological Coercion in Human Trafficking: An Application of Biderman's Framework, 2015.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Trauma informed practice guide, 2013.

Center on Violence Against Women and Children, Rutgers School of Social Work, Providing services to trafficking victims: Understanding practices across the globe, 2016.

Children of the Streets Society, Addressing the trafficking of children and youth for sexual exploitation in BC: A toolkit for service providers, 2016.

Conversations with Jade H. Brooks, Shianne Gordon and Corey Wright, 2018.

Edwards, T., Native Women’s Association of Canada, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls, presentation to the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada, May 30, 2013.

Girls Education and Mentoring Services - Rachel Lloyd, Understanding and Identifying the Commercial Sexual Exploitation & Domestic Trafficking of Children (Training), August 2019.

Jade H. Brooks, The Teen Sex Trade: My Story, 2017.

Jennifer Richardson, Providing a Path: Exploratory Promising Practices for Working with Sexually Exploited/Trafficked Children and Youth, 2017.

Jennifer Richardson (nee Berry) and Jane Runner, Understanding and Working with Children/Youth who have been Exploited/Trafficked in the Sex Trade. Copyright 2009 – current; All Rights Reserved. 2005 1st Edition; Richardson (nee Berry), Runner, Hallick, Rocke & Scheirich.

Karly Church, Domestic sex trafficking - a survivor's perspective, TEDxOshawaED, 2019, www.TED.com

Nova Scotia Children and Family Services Act 

NSTEP First Voice Experiential Consultant Group, YWCA Halifax, December, 2017.

Polaris Project

Rachel Lloyd, Girls Like Us: Fighting for a world where girls are not for sale: A Memoir, 2011.