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Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
- Quote by Andrea Dworkin (September 26, 1946 - April 9, 2005)

The Average age one enters prostitution is 14 years old…

Who are these unfortunate children?

High Risk Children and Youth:

A child is at High Risk of entering into prostitution if s/he has experienced:

   - Physical / Sexual Abuse
   - Neglect and Emotional Unavailability
   - Witnessing Abuse
   - Separated or Divorced Parents
   - Enforced Gender Defined Roles
   - Family Member(s) or Friend(s) Involved in Sex Work
   - Caregivers with Addiction Issues
   - Poverty (but not limited to)
   - Teen Moms
   - Has Run Away
   - Been Thrown Away
   - Raised in Care i.e. Foster Care, Shelters, Group Homes etc

Red Flags:

These Red Flags are only a guide for parents who are concerned that their child may be involved with sex work:

Your child may be involved if s/he …

  - has new crowd of friends, and/or older boyfriend
  - often comes home late or not at all
  - frequently skips school
  - is sexually active
  - becomes withdrawn
  - has unexplained money or buys lavishly
  - pays household bills with no explanation of where the money come from
  - dresses more provocative
  - carries a lot of condoms
  - calls from a hotel more then once, or known to have frequent stays in hotels
  - threatens someone else will take better care of them
  - refers to men as to what s/he can get from them
  - goes to bars, raves, after-hours, or all age clubs

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