Collaborating against Human Trafficking

Author: Kirsten Foot
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442246944
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the fight against human trafficking, cross-sector collaboration is vital—but often, systemic tensions undermine the effectiveness of these alliances. Kirsten Foot explores the most potent sources of such difficulties, offering insights and tools that leaders in every sector can use to re-think the power dynamics of partnering. Weaving together perspectives from many sectors including business, donor foundations, mobilization and advocacy NGOs, faith communities, and survivor-activists, as well as government agencies, law enforcement, and providers of victim services, Foot assesses how differences in social location (financial well-being, race, gender, etc.) and sector-based values contribute to interpersonal, inter-organizational, and cross-sector challenges. She convincingly demonstrates that finding constructive paths through such multi-level tensions—by employing a mix of shared leadership, strategic planning, and particular practices of communication and organization—can in turn facilitate more robust and sustainable collaborative efforts. An appendix provides exercises for use in building, evaluating, and trouble-shooting multi-sector collaborations, as well as links to online tools and recommendations for additional resources. All royalties from this book go to nonprofits in U.S. cities dedicated to facilitating cross-sector collaboration to end human trafficking. For more information and related resources, please visit http://CollaboratingAgainstTrafficking.info.

Collaborating Against Human Trafficking

Author: Kirsten Foot
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442246935
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examining the systemic tensions including differences in financial resources, status, race, gender, beliefs, and values that too often hinder cross-sector collaboration in the fight against modern slavery, Kirsten Foot offers insights and tools for re-thinking the power dynamics of partnering. For more information and related resources, please visit http: //CollaboratingAgainstTrafficking.info."

Control and Protect

Author: Jennifer Musto
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520957741
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Control and Protect explores the meaning and significance of efforts designed to combat sex trafficking in the United States. A striking case study of the new ways in which law enforcement agents, social service providers, and nongovernmental advocates have joined forces in this campaign, this book reveals how these collaborations consolidate state power and carceral control. This book examines how partnerships forged in the name of fighting domestic sex trafficking have blurred the boundaries between punishment and protection, victim and offender, and state and nonstate authority.

A Question of Values

Author: Hunter Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780966190809
Format: PDF
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The book seeks to answer the question, "What are my values?" It catalogs six types of alternative value systems formed on the basis of authority, logic, sense experience, emotion, intuition & science. There is a section on each value system, & readers can determine which systems most accurately describe themselves, their family, their friends & their colleagues. On one level the book explores how & why individuals choose the values they do. On another level it addresses a variety of social issues: whether values should or should not be taught in the classroom &, if so, how they can be taught without violating the freedom of choice which underlies pluralism in our society.

Survivors of Slavery

Author: Laura T. Murphy
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535759
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Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against their will, under the threat of violence, with little or no means of escape. Representing a variety of circumstances in diverse contexts, these survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, testifying to the widespread existence of a human rights tragedy and the urgent need to address it. Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many believe died with the end of slavery in the Americas. Organized around such issues as the need for work, the punishment of defiance, and the move toward activism, the collection isolates the causes, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that allow the phenomenon to endure. Enhancing scholarship in women's studies, sociology, criminology, law, social work, and literary studies, the text establishes a common trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, escape, and recovery, creating an invaluable resource for activists, scholars, legislators, and service providers.

Social Work Practice with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Author: Andrea J. Nichols
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543360
Format: PDF, Docs
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As awareness and identification of sex trafficking and exploitation have grown, so has the need for improved social work responses. In this volume, expert practitioners, survivors, and researchers model the best practices for working with this population, using case examples and illustrative guides. Chapters cover the common challenges of working with trafficked and exploited people and how to overcome them, including topics like runaway youth, trauma-bonds, system-level challenges, and resource scarcity. Intended as a teaching tool for students or a supplementary manual for organizations, this book emphasizes interventions and treatments, working with specific populations, programmatic design recommendations, preventative work, and outreach interventions. Researchers, students, and practitioners will find a comprehensive guide to the emerging field of practice with sex trafficking and exploitation survivors.

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

Author: Anita L. Vangelisti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136946365
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With a synthesis of research on issues key to understanding family interaction, as well as an analysis of many theoretical and methodological choices made by researchers studying family communication, the Handbook serves to advance the field by reframing old questions and stimulating new ones. The contents are comprised of chapters covering: theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family; research and theory centering around the family life course communication occurring in a variety of family forms individual family members and their relationships dynamic communication processes taking place in families family communication embedded in social, cultural, and physical contexts. Key changes to the second edition include: updates throughout, providing a thorough and up-to-date overview of research and theory new topics reflecting the growth of the discipline, including chapters on "singles" as family members, emerging adults, and physiology and physical health. Highlighting the work of scholars across disciplines--communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, family studies, and others--this volume captures the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships. The well-known contributors approach family interaction from a variety of theoretical perspectives and focus on topics ranging from the influence of structural characteristics on family relationships to the importance of specific communication processes.

Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada

Author: Melissa Farley
Publisher: Prostitution Resource & Education
ISBN: 9780615162058
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada addresses the scope of the sex industry in Nevada, including human rights violations against women in the Nevada legal brothels. The book describes how the multibillion-dollar illegal sex industry in Las Vegas works. Sex trafficking from within and outside of the US, advertising for prostitution, political corruption, pornography, organized crime and the constant demand of men for paid sex - all contribute to prostitution and trafficking in Nevada.