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Slaying The Dragon:  Practical  Tools for Combating Sex Trafficking A free, downloadable 20 page e-book that provides Christians with ways to make an impact and offers practical tools to combat domestic minor sex trafficking.  Includes an overview on sex trafficking and well as a section for personal preparation before getting involved, with scriptures.

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking The international group has a national website with a comprehension resource database for members and open resources for all who wish to be involved. Some resources are listed below:

FAAST Church Toolkit includes resources such as a Prayer Event Guide Awareness Posters,  links to resources to stop demand, Engage Together’s church engagement kit, Human Trafficking Awareness Bible Study,  the below listed materials, and more.

Human Trafficking Prevention Bible Study (for adults) A five lesson study to give participants tools to help stop trafficking before it starts in their own home/community. Provided by Faith Alliance Against Human Trafficking

Change Agents Prevention Curriculum A seven lesson curriculum for youth 8-13 developed with three goals: 1) To educate children and families about the issue of human trafficking 2) To prevent children from becoming victims and 3) To empower children and their families to make a difference

Hands That Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support. This curriculum was developed in two editions: Community-Based and Academic Edition.  Integrates biblical concepts.

Trauma Informed Congregation Guide Article by MentalHealth.gov on being a congregation that is informed and able to aid those affected by trauma

The Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University GCWJ is a faith-based organization that exists to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy, collaboration and hope. The website includes a human trafficking podcast, information of events, and other resources.

Not For Sale’s Freedom Sunday Resource Site A collection of resources for churches doing focused human trafficking awareness and prayer. Includes sermons and outlines, video resources, prayer guides, and more.

Scriptures on Justice, Mercy, and Oppression compiled by Brandi Nuse-Villegas for the Central Valley Justice Coalition website.

God’s Heart for Justice by Brandi Nuse-Villegas for the Central Valley Justice Coalition website.

Books

In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective On Human Trafficking In The United States, by Nita Belles. This book includes reflection questions at the end of each chapter which can be used individually or with groups.

The Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen. Interspersed with individual stories of specific abuse, this book chronicles the vision behind IJM’s work and seeks to tackle tragic injustices with practical insight, answering tough questions regarding the nature of injustice and the Biblical mandate for Christians to confront it.

Terrify No More by Gary Haugen. This gripping book documents the events leading up to, and surrounding, IJM’s groundbreaking work in the notorious Cambodian village of Svay Pak.


Just Courage
 by Gary Haugen. Haugen leads us on a journey to freedom from the triviality and fear that can stifle our lives.

 

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