“While sex trafficking does occur, an awareness in our community drastically decreases the risk to your family, friends, and relatives. Choosing to be proactive creates a safer environment for all of our kids. Today, I work in anti-sex trafficking because I understand the devastating effects of the trauma. While the trauma is debilitating, it is the silence that kills the soul. Speaking up and changing the world for those who come after you is healing.”
In this in-depth article for Explore Fulshear, Texas CASA Anti-Child Trafficking (ACT) Consultant Rhonda Kuykendall shares her story of strength and survival, explains how children become vulnerable to traffickers, and offers tips and strategies for how we can all help keep children and youth safe.