Answers Tough Questions
Answers the tough question “Why Do Victims Keep Going Back?”
Teaches casual yet impactful strategies to help a victim along their journey to recovery
Ending The Game© (ETG) is the nation’s leading “coercion resiliency” curriculum in the field of human trafficking. This psychoeducational curriculum empowers survivors by providing a framework to understand and uproot harmful psychological coercion (a.k.a. “The Game”) that many victims have been subjected to during or before their exploitation experience. ETG Curriculum at a glance:
- Published and praised in peer-reviewed Journal of Women and Criminal Justice (March, 2021)
- 10 core lessons
- Robust online community
- Trusted in over 250 facilities to help hundreds of survivors annually
I've been working with some kids in a group home and I think I've learned as much as they have. I appreciate the curriculum and all the insight it brings, and love to see the "aha" moments in their faces, as concepts become real to them.
Desiree Lepsey | ETG Facilitator
Founder of iSee You Initiative
Teaching our clients and watching them realize different concepts and grow is the highlight of my week.
Alexa Foster | ETG Facilitator
The Landing (Houston, TX)
I want to express my gratitude to all of you working with Ending The Game for such a powerful curriculum. I have so many snippets and moments in time that are prompted by the course materials, but as an example two girls in the group yesterday who have been fairly armored were able to cry for the first time about their experience and receive support and nurture from the group and the facilitators. It is an amazing, challenging and blessed work of healing that is underway and I thank you all for making this happen.
Private | ETG Facilitator
If I was required to complete this program by the courts when I was arrested, I don’t think I would have been trafficked for so many years — it’s quite an eye-opener.
Tiffany Liles | ETG Facilitator
Sun-Rise Community Services (Las Vegas, NV)
The curriculum/our experience has been amazing! It has been by far the most effective and root-reaching curriculum we have used. I have been really impressed by the growth of the participants in a short period of time.
Rebecca Kotz | ETG Facilitator
Central MN Sexual Assault Center (St. Cloud, MN)
Ending The Game curriculum was utilized for our Free to Be Me (formerly known as the 180 Diversion Program). The curriculum was extremely well done and was well received by the participants. The detailed information provided by survivor input for the curriculum truly helped the participants understand how they got into the life. Particularly, understanding the psychological effects of coercion and red flags to be aware of in relationships. The homework was a great reinforcement of what they learned. The Facilitator Training provided with the curriculum was by far the best I’ve seen. I would highly recommend this to foster care homes, group homes, and shelters where HT victims are placed. This curriculum helps to begin the healing process.
Mary E. White | Program Director
Gems Uncovered (Long Beach, CA)
[ETG] is what really opened my eyes and broke chains for me! It put everything into perspective and just kept it real. Truly life changing.
Brittany Pearson | ETG Survivor Participant
Purchased (Shreveport, LA)
We have no idea the impact we make when we come as facilitators to listen, learn, and love each week. The course has changed my life.
Myra Miller | ETG Facilitator
Gems Uncovered (Long Beach, CA)
I’ve taken other trauma-healing type curriculum, and they are nothing compared to this. I especially loved the chapter on how our brains work to protect us. I’m so thrilled to be part of this…it’s emotional, yes, but so, so necessary. I had no idea.
Robbie Hamilton | ETG Survivor Participant
New Friends, New Life (Dallas, TX)
The curriculum is well thought out, blending the influences of psychological theory with down-to-earth real shared experiences, making it a vey powerful and capable tool in reaching even the most at risk girls.
Tamara Fleck-Myers, LMFT | Executive Director, Casa de Amparo
San Marcos, CA
The women are relating to the material and, to my surprise, are really being transparent and opening up. Thank you for the training and developing this program. I already see a change starting in some of them. It’s a precious gift to me.
Marguerite Hawes | ETG Facilitator, Gospel Center Rescue
Mission Stockton, CA
I am convinced that ETG is an essential part of healing for this population because of the impact I observed in both (community-based and residential) settings.
Karen Kutzner | ETG Facilitator, Worthwhile Wear
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