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We See You: Recognizing and Supporting Children at Risk for Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
August 2 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children is a complex issue that requires a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and multi-systemic approach. Course participants will learn key concepts about commercial sexual exploitation including language, prevalence, vulnerabilities and risk factors, and the impact of exploitation on children and families. We will unpack myths and stereotypes that adversely affect youth, and gain a deeper understanding of the systemic and organizational factors that can increase vulnerability and create barriers to recovery. Participants will leave with resources and strategies for building awareness and supporting colleagues, youth and families.
Instructor: Antonia Barba, LCSW, Director of Bridging the Gap