Presents the current status of mental health assessment, intervention and prevention for commercially sexually exploited youth, and future steps for improving mental health services for this population.
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Tackles the specific strategies and challenges within each child serving system providing services to commercially sexually exploited children.
Discusses a study comparing a clinical CSEC cohort with a clinical group of youth who had no reported involvement in prostitution, but had a history of sexual abuse/assault.
Discusses the complex issues of human trafficking. This webinar offers information on how human trafficking transects with both polyvictimization and complex trauma and how to serve survivors.
Highlights creating STS-informed organizations, building bridges between child welfare and mental health agencies, and one young man’s journey through sexual exploitation to mentoring others.
Discusses polyvictimization as it relates to the commercial sexual exploitation of boys and adolescent males. This webinar describes unique issues for both runaway and "throwaway" youth, as well as implications for contracting HIV.
Defines CSEC and the scope of the problem of the commercial sexual exploitation of both girls and young women in the US.
Provides an overview of current issues, challenges, and emerging practices facing child welfare jurisdictions as it relates to children who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation.