The Cool Aunt Series
For families at home
Prevent sex trafficking by using The Cool Aunt Series at home!
The Foundation United is proud to have Rachel Thomas as our Prevention Global Ambassador, adding The Cool Aunt Series: Sex Trafficking Prevention for Teens to our Prevention Pillar. The Cool Aunt Series is more than an online course, it's an experience that can be done from the comfort of your home using any smart device. Using engaging and age-appropriate cinema, storytelling, lecture, and questions, the series walks teens through the STREAMS of Influence- - the 7 risk factors that lead to sex trafficking: Survival, Trafficker, Recruiter, Environment, Abuse, Media, Solicitation. After the series, teens have the opportunity to self-assess their risk factors and get 1-on-1 help if needed. The Cool Aunt Experience has been called "powerful", "amazing", "fun", and "life-saving" by teens, caregivers, and anti-trafficking experts. This series includes resources for parents and teens.
Rachel Thomas is a graduate of UCLA and a personal survivor of human trafficking. She has extensive experience teaching, training, curriculum writing, public speaking, and mentoring. As director of Sowers Education Group and lead author of Ending The Game: An Intervention Curriculum for Survivors of Sex Trafficking, Rachel has helped millions to become more aware of human trafficking and has helped hundreds of survivors break the bonds of attachment to traffickers and the lifestyle of commercial sexual exploitation. Rachel has also been appointed to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.
Kayla Stern is The Cool Aunt Series Youth Ambassador. She is an international model and powerful voice against human trafficking. As a college freshman, Kayla has led many human trafficking prevention events for her peers and works to empower college campuses to prevent and take action against sex trafficking.
"I am blown away! It felt so real, like something out of my own life. It is phenomenal. I sincerely believe every teen in America should see this!"
-Harmony Dust Grillo
"Rachel's vulnerability in the videos stood out to me the most because she shares the manipulation she experienced. By doing so, she allows others to feel more comfortable sharing their own experiences. It teaches teens not to be ashamed or embarrassed because of the abuse they've experienced, but rather, how to overcome those experience and become stronger."
"I recommend The Cool Aunt Series for all teens and parents! This is a great tool to open up communication between teens and caregivers."
"I am a junior in high school and I can say this was very educational and not boring at all. It really held my attention."