Curriculum: A Stealth Weapon Against Slavery

The big push of Relentless lately has been developing a curriculum to work with staff of counter-trafficking assistance programs and beneficiaries themselves to move traumatized people from being victims to being “thrivers”. But really, what does curriculum have to do with fighting slavery anyway? Shouldn’t we be out there rescuing people, setting up a shelter,
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In the midst of heartache

A few months ago we began our work in anti-human trafficking alongside a remarkable group of men and women who amaze me. The thing that strikes me most is that they are living as anyone else would live, but with a focus of serving those around them incorporated into their daily routines. Whether they are
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Niche

This is the latest post by Jessica Simons, who has rejoined Team Relentless in Thailand for another four months! Since her first stint here two years ago, she has been working part time training staff of assistance programs in the USA. We are thrilled to have Jess back full time with us for a while!
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Children Begging or Selling Things on the Street

We are Sheldon and Lauren Nest. We have just recently joined Relentless. Click here to read our bios. We arrived in Chiang Mai three months ago and have been taking it all in. One issue that has caught our attention is that of children begging and selling flowers and other small goods on the streets.
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A Case Study in Advocacy

It can be difficult to concisely encapsulate some of the important work that Relentless does. Although not quite so simple in practice, it is easy to say that we provide clinical care, or teach workshops. Another way that Relentless serves the exploited is to help be an advocacy bridge between the beneficiaries/assistance programs and the
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Relentless Endurance Race 2015

One of the best – or perhaps THE best thing – about being a race director is to see people committing to a goal, showing up, and trying as hard as they can to make that goal! I got to witness GREATNESS! The RER is the kind of race that allows people to challenge themselves
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A Week In Bangkok

Team Relentless makes regular trips to Bangkok for our work. During these trips we work with a number of different organizations in a variety of different roles. All our partner organizations are working at some intersection of abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. Some are doing outreach to homeless kids. One group works with transgender women. Another organization
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Transformational Care

Alicia, 22 years old, recently returned to live in her home village in rural Thailand, reunited with her two children and her mother, who had been looking after her children these past “how many?” years. She’s struggling to remember some of the good things she was taught, but life is so different here in the
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Strengthening Your Services

The survivors of abuse and exploitation who receive services from assistance programs (APs) are precious and we all want to see their transformation to being thriving and independent people. This is a long process, involving people across multiple disciplines who journey with them short or long term. But too often we forget how precious our caregivers are as well. Just how many qualified, compassionate
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The Rohingya are still adrift

Many of you have at least heard of the Rohingya, or at least have heard about the refugee crisis in SE Asia. The story broke wide open when several mass graves of migrants were discovered in Thailand as well as Malaysia. Here is a brief update of what’s current as well as a little background to
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