Trafficking Awareness

Presentations by Village A-Team

Basics of Sex Trafficking – Part 1 – The Game, 2017

Basics of Sex Trafficking – Part 2 – Why Victims Don’t Leave, 2017

Basics of Sex Trafficking – Part 3 – The Power of Pornography, 2017

Suggested Readings

Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children (A Call to Action) – Linda Smith and Cindy Coloma, 2009

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, A Memoir – Rachel Lloyd, 2011

In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States – Nita Belles, 2011

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery – Siddarth Kara, 2017

Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse Steven R. Tracy, 2005


Nefarious; Merchant of Souls – Benjamin Nolot, 2012, see trailer below

Sex and Money: A National Search for Human WorthDirector: Joel Angyal, 2011

Very Young Girls – Produced/Directed by David Schisgall and Rachel Lloyd, 2007 (Available for DVD only rental on Netflix)

I am Jane DoeDirected by Mary Mazzio, 2017 (Available on multiple platforms)

Waiting for the Light: Portland’s Sex Trafficking CrisisProduced by Ibex Communications, 2013

Demand.Documentary – Produced by Shared Hope International, 2013.

Human Sex Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery- Portland Oregon



US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report: (countries graded based on anti-trafficking efforts; summary provided of each country)

Polaris Project: (awareness, knowing the signs, national hotline)

Shared Hope International: (advocacy, policy, and research focus)

National Center on Sexual Exploitation: (advocacy, policy, research focus; strong focus on showing the links between pornography and sex trafficking)

European Freedom Network: (Christian anti-trafficking collaboration with a European focus)

Pornography Recovery

Suggested Readings

Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain – William M. Struthers (2010)

Pure Desire: How One Man’s Triumph Can Help Others Break Free From Sexual Temptation – Ted Roberts (2008)

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction – Dr. Mark Laaser (2009)

Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle – Michael John Cusick (2012)


Covenant Eyes: (Free ebooks; also offers internet filtering & accountability service)

Fight the New Drug: (Articles and interactive webpages on how porn affects the brain, the heart, and the world)

National Center on Sexual Exploitation: (peer-reviewed research articles, latest news, and opinion articles on the effects of pornography)

Parenting Resources

Suggested Readings

Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex – Josh McDowell (2012) (También disponible en Español)

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn Proofing Today’s Young Kids – Kristen Jenson (2014) (children’s book for parents to read with children) (También disponible en Español)

God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies – Justin Holcomb (2015)  This is a simply-told, beautifully-illustrated story to help families talk about sensitive issues of body safety with two- to eight-year-old children. Because the private parts of our bodies are private, the home is the ideal environment where a child should learn about his or her body and how it should be treated by others.


Covenant Eyes: (Free ebooks on teaching digital discernment, internet safety, dealing with pornography & cyberbullying, etc. in the Family Protection section)

National Center on Sexual Exploitation: (tips for handling social media; information on internet filtering; substantial resource list by category with links to other organizations)