Trauma-bonding offers a compelling insight into why people struggle to escape abusive relationships. Here are four facts about what it is and why it works – and how to break the destructive bond. 1) Trauma-bonding is a real thing Emerging research is shedding new light onto traumatic-bonding, and its role in abusive relationships. Also known as the ‘betrayal bond’, researchers have found it occurs in a variety of traumatic situations:

FULLERTON – A 31-year-old Fresno man was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday for attempting to persuade an undercover officer, whom he thought was a teenage girl, into having sex for money. Brandon Roosevelt Starks pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts of attempted human trafficking, pimping and pandering, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said Starks is a pimp who met who he thought was

Survivor Thoughts from Jerome ElamPresident and CEO Trafficking in America Task ForceChild Sex Trafficking Survivor, Columnist for Communities Digital News and Marine Corps Veteran  

The IRC in Wichita partnered with two local organizations, ICT SOS and The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) to train local refugee women about staying safe in America. ICT SOS is a local organization that helps combat human trafficking through education. WASAC works with individuals and their communities through comprehensive services and education to create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those

The Lubbock Grand Jury indicted defendant on a charge of attempting to compel prostitution of a minor. Ricky James Overhulser, 53, is accused of approaching a 14-year-old at a convenience store gas pump. According to police, the suspect pulled up next to the victim and asked her twice to get into his vehicle. The girl ran inside the store and got her mom. The suspect left, but then came back

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