By Risa Otto and Ally Shuell - Ms. Qualls Health P.4
Legal Definition of Children Trafficking: (n) Anytime someone under the age of 18 is involved in commercial sex.
Our Definition of Sex Trafficking: (n) when someone is forced, maniputlated, intimidated or abused into commercial sexual work.

According to the study conducted by Portland State University:

1- Gender: 96.4% of victims are female, 2.8% of victims are male, and .9% are transgender.

2- Ethnicity: 40.5% of victims are Caucasian, 27.1% are African American, 5.3% are Hispanic/Latino, 4% have a mixed ethnicity, 3.2% are Asian, 2.1% are Native American, .2% are Haitian, .2% are Middle Eastern, .2% are Pacific Islander, and 17.1% are undetermined. (Note: Population of Portland's ethnicity skews this.)

3- Life Circumstances: 16.6% of victims have parents, 8.6% are adoptive, 6.4% are developmentally delayed, and 62.1% are dealing with addictive issues. (Note: Developmetally delayed situations are underreported.)

4- Exploitation: 49.1% of victims are gang affiliated, 11.1% of victims are exploited by family members, and 19.9% have a family history of family exploitation.

5- Age of entry: 19.6% are 16, 19.4% are 17, 19% are 15, 13.7% are 14, 8.5% are 13, 2.6% are 18, 2.4% are 12, 1.7% are 22+, 1.1% are 19, .9% are 20, .6% are 3, .2% are 8, 9 and 21, 10% are undefined.

According to Equality Now:
6- Worldwide, there are more than 20.9 million adults and children are victims of human trafficking

7- Worldwide, there are approximately 2 million kids are put into sex servitude.

8- 6 in 10 people that were trafficked were sex trafficked.

According to Thorn:
9- A sex trafficker uses about 4-6 girls and can make $150,000-$200,000 per child

10- In Thorn's survey, 63% of people that have been sec trafficked had, at one point been sold on the internet.

Real Life Situations:
1. "They forced me to sleep with as many as 50 customers a day. I had to give [the pimp] all my money. If I did not [earn a set amount] they punished me by removing my clothes and beating me with a stick until I fainted, electrocuting me, cutting me." -Kolab, sex trafficking survivor from Cambodia
2. Sex Trafficking in Oregon                 3. Stockholm Syndrome:
                Stockholm Syndrome

Ways of Prevention:
1. Raising public awareness
2. Creating a club or committee in school to inform students
3. Make resources more available
4. Protest with community and organization
5. Take action to change laws

Self Protection:
1. Take self defense classes and/or join a Martial art (You should join my school Traditional Tae Kwon Do!!!)
2. Educate yourself on warning signs of traffickers
4. Tell other people who you are dating and were you go before you leave
5. Be cautious before entering relationships

1. Call this hotline- National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888
2. Use this website and call this phone consultation- 211
3. Call for help- Youth Hotline: 1-877-968-8491
4. Use this website, go to organization or call for help- Janus Youth: 503-432-3986, Address: 707 NE Couch St. Portland, OR 97232
5. Use this website, go to organization or call for help- Harry's Mother: 503-233-8111, Address: 738 NE Davis Street, Portland, Oregon 97232
6. Use this website, go to organization or call for help- New Avenues for Youth: 503-239-6996, Address: 314 SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
7. Use this website, go to organization or call for help- OATH: 503-793-9221 Address: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 350, Portland, Oregon 97214 (Multnomah's Sheriff Department)

How to use these resources for help:
Step 1- Look for these signs:
1. Giving many gifts and/or very expensive gifts
2. Isolation from previous friends or family members
3. High Stress Levels
4. Dropping out of school and activities
5. New substance abuses

Step 2- Contact resources:
1. Talk to trusted adult
2. Call hotlines and organizations (listed above)
3. Go to organization (addresses above)
4. Talk to authorities or other legal routes

- Portland State University (Office of Academic Affairs) Study by Christopher Carey and Lena Teplitsky (Date of study: August 5, 2013)
-National Human Trafficking Resource Center Student Toolkit
-Equality Now
-YouTube: Sex Trafficking in Oregon
-Stockholm Syndrome Comic
-Stockholm Syndrome Definition
-Human Trafficking Power and Control Wheel
-Janus Youth
-Harry's Mother
-New Avenues for Youth