020 – Youth Vulnerability: Stacia Freeman

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By Caitlin Reed and End Slavery Tennessee. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Most of our survivors tell stories of being vulnerable as children, which led to a trafficker taking advantage. This is in stark contrast to the myth that children are being kidnapped and sold into sex slavery, and it's just simply not the truth. Today, we break this down even more, we talk with Stasia Freeman, founder of Epic Girl, who works with the court system to screen runaways and youth for signs of trafficking and exploitation, and then works with direct service providers like End Slavery Tennessee to rehabilitate these kids. When we talk about risk factors for trafficking, you'll hear us refer to a temperature tool that Marissa uses with the youth she works with his tools available for download on the End Slavery Tennessee website, you can see what sorts of things leave children vulnerable to being exploited.

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