A Mission to Prevent Child Trafficking
Who Are We & What Do We Do?
We are a passionate group of individuals that will to bring awareness to child trafficking, in an effort to prevent it. In many cases, child trafficking can be prevented by informing others of what to look for, and where to report suspicions to. By bringing awareness the hope is to dramatically reduce the growing number of child trafficking cases throughout the United States.
Crave Saves has partnered with Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ, who will bring awareness through their existing and future restaurants, as well as raise money for the cause which will be donated to Crave Saves Inc.
Crave Saves mission is to reduce the overall cases of child trafficking throughout the United States. It is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. We will bring awareness to the public on what to look for, signs and symptoms, all in an effort to reduce the number of child trafficking cases throughout the nation.
DID YOU KNOW?
What is Child Trafficking?
Child trafficking occurs when children are taken away from safety and exploited. Children who are trafficked are often forced into some form of work, used for sexual exploitation, and is often linked to cheap labor.
How do you spot someone who is trafficking children?
- Jealous, controlling and violent
- Significantly older than female companions
- Promise things that seem too good to be true
- Encourage victims to engage in illegal activities to achieve their goals and dreams
- Buys expensive gifts or owns expensive items
- Is vague about his/her profession
- Pushy or demanding
- Encourages inappropriate sexual behavior
- Makes the victim feel responsible for his/her financial stability. Very open about financial matters.
Be on the lookout for the following signs:
How does the child look?
- Does the child look disheveled or are they dressed in clothes that they could not afford to buy?
- Is the clothing the right size for the child and is it appropriate for the weather?
- Are there any signs of physical abuse such as bruising or red marks?
- Are there any visible tattoos that may suggest they are associated with a gang?
How does the child act?
- Does the child avoid eye contact?
- Do they appear scared or fearful of other adults and children?
- Is the child aggressive towards people in a position of authority?
Is the child with an adult?
- If accompanied, does the adult appear to be controlling the child through speaking or interpreting for them?
Where is the child?
- Does the child seem out of place, given the time of day or night?
What if the child is known to you?
- If you already know the child, you may see a change in their behavior. This can range from becoming withdrawn and reluctant to talk, to being aggressive and fearful of others.
- Do any of the child’s family members appear to control their movements?
- Are they always accompanied by an adult, despite previously having the freedom to move?
- Has the child been taken out of school?
- Have any new children recently moved into the family home?
Information from stopthetraffik.org
Samantha and Salvatore Rincione have made it their mission to bring awareness to others and prevent child trafficking throughout the United States.