When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert This book is part of the Outreach Team Volunteer Training. You will read Chapters 1-4 and write a reflection. This is the foundation from which Created Gainesville attempts to serve our community. We seek to walk alongside women in humility, breaking the vicious cycles of poverty, and bringing healing and reconciliation.
Shepherding Women in Pain by Bev Hislop This book is also part of the Outreach Team Volunteer Training. It is a great resource for how to walk alongside women going through varying traumas, including: homelessness, incarceration, sexual abuse, and more.
The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration. This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.
Renting Lacy: A Story of America's Prostituted Children Renting Lacy is the story of two girls, Lacy and Star, who are based on real stories and interviews with teen survivors of child sex trafficking. Forced into a life they never chose, manipulated, abused and tortured at the hands of the pimps who control them, our country's children are sold on the streets, on the internet and at truck stops across America every night. They aren't bad kids who made bad choices. They are victims of child sex trafficking.
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It Toxic Charity , by Robert D. Lupton,reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help - not sabotage- those whom the desire to serve. Toxic Charity shows us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change.
"Pornography, Prostitution, & Trafficking: Making the Connections" Author: Melissa Farley Date: August 2015
"18 Myths on Prostitution" Author: European Women's Lobby Date: 2014
Recognize the Signs of Trafficking, Polaris Project Recognizing potential red flags and knowing the indicators of human trafficking is a key step in identifying more victims and helping them find the assistance they need. https://polarisproject.org/recognize-signs
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Nefarious gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen different countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers.
In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom Produced and narrated by Natalie Grant. In Plain Sight seeks to raise awareness of the thousands of women and children who are forced, coerced, or deceived into the commercial sex trade each year in the United States.
I am Jane Doe I am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com. The documentary reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, these mothers filed lawsuits against Backpage.com. Although many of the lawsuits have not gone well, their efforts have sparked a political movement that now includes a Senate investigation. Now streaming on Netflix.