We can put a band-aid over the wound. But why not take it a step further and try to treat the wound? Even at its best treatment, the wound will always leave a scar. The intention of helping victims was never to make the scar disappear for them. These victims are resilient and strong. The worst way in handling the treatment of a wound is leaving it open for infection. Infection spreads fast, to other parts, and will end up costing more down the line.
WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Human Trafficking is the deprivation of one’s liberty to obtain forced labor or commercial sex. Deprivation of liberty can be exhibited in a number of ways, and while it can certainly include forced movement or movement across borders, neither of these are required under the law. In fact, the crime of human trafficking does not require movement of the victim of any kind. A trafficker often deprives one’s liberty to obtain forced labor or commercial sex by a number of different tactics, including, but not limited to, force, fear, duress, coercion, menace, or the threat of harm. Furthermore, human trafficking includes any person who attempts to, or does in fact, cause or persuade someone under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act.
WORKING TOWARDS SMART GOALS
Slogans like "ending human trafficking or slavery" can feel inspiring (for a minute), but to actually do the work takes much longer than a minute. Creating unrealistic and unreachable goals can make any motivational person feel overwhelmed or defeated in the process of working towards long-term visions. It often challenges the human spirit, especially in the helping field where short-term needs feel more pressing due to immediate crime and safety matters.
However, with that acknowledgement it doesn't take away the ability to make accomplishments that progresses within the same vision where specific, attainable, timely, realistic and measurable smart goals can be achieved.
SPECIFIC: Who, what, where, when, which and why
MEASURABLE: Create criteria, track your progress
ATTAINABLE: Develop attitudes, abilities, skills, plan your steps
REALISTIC: Willing and able to work towards the goal
TIMELY: Anchor your goal to a specific date