F.A.S.T. provides crisis intervention through our FASTLINE. Families can call or text our toll free number and receive crisis support from our trained hotline advocates. Examples(child is being trafficked, family member of adult prostitute needing support, family member in need of processing the exploitation of their loved on.)
We believe that being a bridge for families gives them the support to overcome the challenges of caring for a loved one that has or is experiencing sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. We offer reporting assistance to families unaware of how to communicate with law enforcement of their child's trafficking situation. We also, serve as family advocates when families have to communicate with hospitals, government agencies, and oftentimes their child's school.
Our Family2Family Empowerment group was created by our founder. D'Lita created this group to serve as a safe place for families to vent, learn, and become empowered. This is a free private group that is facilitated online (temporarily) and is held every Wednesday @ 7 p.m.
Topics include but not limited too:
Why is my child being exploited?
How do I empower my adult child after sexual exploitation?
Is it my fault?
Staying healthy and empowered through the storm!
F.A.S.T. provides free prevention, intervention and aftercare trainings for parents and families. These trainings are held monthly via zoom. We also, offer trainings to parent groups and families interested in learning more.
More questions or inquiries? contact: info@familiesagainst sextrafficking.org or (833) 201-1777
No, however, they have been trained in sexual exploitation and crisis response.
Yes, in a sense. Let us explain and clear up some myths. The term "prostitute" is used to describe someone that exchanges some form of sex for money or goods. A sex trafficking victim exchanges sex for money or goods, but does so under the duress of an exploiter(trafficker/pimp). CA law states that any person under the age of 18 that is sexually exploited is considered a sex trafficking victim.