For Communities and Individuals

These materials were developed by CAASE staff and volunteers to help a diverse group of people and communities who are working to end sexual exploitation. Have you used these toolkits? Share your success stories with us here. All resources are in PDF format.

For Everyone: 10 Actions X 10 Issues

Get the Facts, Demand Change gives 100 simple, clear steps people can take to address sexual exploitation. Get ideas for raising awareness, volunteering, becoming an advocate for change, and continually learning about issues of sexual exploitation. Download the PDF as a whole brochure here or as individual sections below:

  1. Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Chicago
  2. Addressing the Demand
  3. International Sex Trafficking
  4. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  5. Sex Tourism
  6. Internet Exploitation
  7. Pornography
  8. Rape Culture
  9. Child Sexual Abuse
  10. Sexual Harm and Rape

Respond to the Media

Do you want to respond to an inaccurate portrayal of the sex trade in the media, but you don’t know where to start? This resource includes general guidelines for writing a media response. It offers a list of potential talking points that can address myths about prostitution. Download the PDF.


Communities Engaged in Ending Sexual Exploitation

Our most comprehensive overview for activists, this resource can help individuals and communities address the demand for paid sex. Ending demand is the most effective strategy to end prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation in a community. Download the PDF. 


Posters to End Demand, Raise Awareness

These posters, created by students, can help raise awareness about sex trafficking on your campus, in your office or even in local shops, with their permission. Learn more about our End Demand Illinois campaign here.

For College Students

Colleges Aligned Against Sexual Exploitation: College students create real impact on social justice issues and can be leaders in the fight to end sexual harm. This is primarily a resource is for college students who would like to start a CAASE chapter, but also provides information and activities that can be used by all students to raise awareness and mobilize. It also includes actions students can take against “Pimp n’ Ho” parties.  Download the PDF.


For Faith Communities

These toolkits are tailored to the needs of faith-based groups. CAASE created these resources to give people of different faiths a resource for connecting issues of sexual exploitation to religious passages and rituals.

For High School Coaches:

Coaches often play a key role in helping shape the behaviors and attitudes of the young men they work with throughout the sports season. Understanding the significance of the coach/student relationship, CAASE and Coach for America created five short lesson plans that coaches can use with their athletes. Each plan is ten minutes long with an optional writing assignment. Download the PDF.


For Massage Therapists

Not in Our Name! Massage Therapists Against Sex Trafficking is a guide created in partnership with Mindful Marketing, Zen Shiatsu Chicago to help massage therapists address issues of prostitution and sex trafficking. Download the PDF of the resource guide. For action steps and tools, download the supplemental information here.


For Men: Partners in Ending Demand: A Toolkit for Men

Many men care strongly about ending sexual harm but struggle with how to create change in their everyday lives. This toolkit provides background information on issues surrounding the commercial sex trade, debunks popular myths about exploitation, and offers suggestions for advocacy. Men are integral in the fight against sexual harm and violence. This toolkit offers valuable knowledge and tangible strategies to become an activist. Download the toolkit here. For action steps and tools, download the supplemental information here.


For Parents and Guardians

Engaging High-School-Age Sons to Stop Sexual Harm is a resource for families, role models, and any other person involved in the lives of young men. It provides background information on issues surrounding sexual exploitation, tips on initiating conversations about the issues, and other resources for parents and guardians. Download the toolkit here. For action steps and tools, download the spplemental information here. 


For Teachers

Educator's Resource Guide: A List of Available Curricula: Millions of women, children, and men suffer the violation of their human rights on a daily basis. Whether they are facing forced labor, sexual exploitation, general violence, or some other form of oppression, many are forced to endure horrific injustices. This guide, created in partnership with the United States Fund for UNICEF, is meant to help educators effectively engage in these difficult topics with their students so future generations can both understand these violations and effectively become allies for change. Download the PDF.

Ending Sexual Exploitation: Activities and Resources for Educators of High School Students: This toolkit offers activities and resources for educators of high school students. These activities focus on the pressures your students may face to engage in sexually exploitive acts or sexual activities that make them feel uncomfortable. The three main topics are gender roles, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking. The goal of this activity guide is to provide assignments, ideas, and classroom discussions to help educators facilitate interactive, informative, and moving interpersonal and peer-group discovery about the difficult issues their students may be facing. Download the PDF.


For Writers 

This toolkit, Engaging Writers in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Harm, was made in partnership with The Voices and Faces Project and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, and gives writers an overview of the issues and inspiration for taking on these subjects, whether they are survivors or simply want to create change. Download the PDF of the toolkit here and the supplemental information here. 

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For Mental Health Practitioners

This toolkit is for clinicians working with sexually exploited populations. The toolkit is created for mental health professionals seeking to better understand the current issues, challenges, and treatment implications for girls and women involved in prostitution. Download the PDF.