Human sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children occurs in the U.S. and internationally. Human sex trafficking affects thousands of individuals annually. In 2018 there were 14,749 survivors of human sex trafficking. Human sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children is a growing problem worldwide. The common age for a child to enter sex trafficking is 14-16 years old. "An estimated 24.9 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery and of these, 4.8 million (19%) were sexually exploited."
Human sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children can leave long lasting adverse effects. These adverse effects include: posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, drug and alcohol addiction, and dissociative disorders. These adverse effects on an individual and/or child can make it difficult to maintain healthy relationships, do well in school and/or secure a job.
FACT is dedicated to providing no cost therapeutic services to victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Therapy can help an individual learn healthy coping strategies that are essential for healing.
FACT is committed to providing many therapeutic techniques to survivors of sex trafficking. These techniques include: