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Sex trafficking is a serious problem in the United States, but it's a problem that is not fully understood or recognized by the majority of Americans.



Girls who are at-risk or currently being trafficked show clear verbal and non-verbal indicators specific to the problem, including:

  • Changes in emotional health
  • Inconsistencies in stories
  • Wearing excessive makeup
  • Carrying multiple cell phones

While the signs and signals of a trafficked person are clear, the reality is that even those in a position to intervene – for example, social workers – are often unaware of the warning signs and the complexities of the problem. Girls may be misidentified and often never self-identify.

So while professionals may recognize changes in those they serve, they are often unable to fully understand that trafficking might be part of the issue.

“This is a tool that can help save young girls lives.” - Karen Proctor, Consultant and SVA Professor     


Through a rigorous research, design and testing process as students in the Design for Social Innovation MFA at the School of Visual Arts, we created the game, Say No More.

For pre-teen girls at risk of sex trafficking, Say No More allows them to reflect on healthy relationships versus unhealthy relationships, learn to practice saying no and better understand how to assert themselves.

For social workers, Say No More is a tool that allows them to easily understand the issue and become more familiar with the warning signs that at-risk girls demonstrate in the groups they already work with. The game also comes with a suggested curriculum in order to become a valuable and more informed resource.


“It's so much fun!  It made us laugh and have some serious moments too.  It's really powerful!” - Anne Boyd, Social Work Student