You are invited to a showing of the film
"8 Days" (rated PG-13)
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Willow Creek Community Church
(Room TBA, please check the monitors)
67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington, IL
If you are a foster parent or if you have a teenager in your life, please come to see this amazing movie. Great discussions will follow. Please share with your circle of friends. Human Trafficking is such an important topic and it exists in our own backyards. Become informed and take a stand!
WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN FOSTER CARE AND SEX TRAFFICKING?
Foster care children are targeted by traffickers because of their need for love, affirmation, and protection.
Victims are trained to call sex traffickers “daddies” andthemselves “wifies” – a perverted reflection of the family unit that these children are seeking. These children long for a family…even if it means being subjected to extreme violence and abuse.
|Selling America’s Foster Youth and Children|
|In 2012, studies estimate that between 50 and 80 percent of |
commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) in California are or
were formally involved with the child welfare system.
|58% of 72 sexually trafficked girls in Los Angeles County’s STARS Court in 2012 were foster care kids.|
|In Alameda County, 41% of 267 victims in 2011-2012 were foster care kids|
HOW CAN FOSTER PARENTS PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
We can significantly reduce the volume of foster children falling into the hands of traffickers by giving them what they need and long for: healthy families who will parent and love them unconditionally. It’s the right thing to do for our children!
For more information visit CAS Research and Education.