What I Can’t Tell You

by Wade Landers Executive Director Working with boys who were trafficked for sex means we have to deal with a lot of issues. There is often physical abuse, mental abuse and of course sexual abuse. The technical word is trauma, and the boys often arrive to our Blackbox...

Abuela

The social services agency that oversees our Dominican Republic home requires an adult to sleep in the boys’ bedroom each night. Considering the abuse our boys have experienced, an adult male isn’t appropriate in that role for Blackbox. So, after...

Hope, Healing and Art

When it comes to helping boys rescued from sex trafficking, counseling is key. The Blackbox team of professional therapists–Jeremey Wolfe, Peter Buckland, Whitney Nobis and others overseas–designed the first therapeutic curriculum for trafficked boys. They...

12 Years Old

Ever known a 12-year-old boy? How would you describe him? Most are a roller coaster of hormones–an awkward blend of childish meets adult, insecure meets confident, little meets big. 12-year-old boys are funny and smart and ornery. They’re smelly, but they...