This interactive webinar will provide an overview and legal definition of domestic child sex trafficking and delineate how girls are often criminalized for experiencing sexual violence, including analysis of the correlation between domestic child sex trafficking and juvenile justice involvement. We will explore racial and gender disparities among victims, risk factors, and the criminalization of trauma and abuse. We will also address how being a trafficking survivor impacts a girl pre- and post-justice involvement and identify strategies to reduce reliance on the justice system as a response to girls’ trauma.
Additionally, this webinar will highlight how federal, state, and local agencies are addressing the needs of victims of child sex trafficking through advocacy partnerships and innovative policies and practices. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted anti-trafficking laws, few state agencies have developed specific child sex trafficking policies or require specialized training to help professionals across sectors to identify and respond to the complex needs of child sex trafficking survivors. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn about key anti-trafficking laws as well as local efforts to address the needs of child sex trafficking victims through cross system, trauma-informed approaches to identify, respond to, provide service for, and to prevent the re-victimization of child sex trafficking victims.
- “The stats were eye-opening. Great presentation.” — Adriana
- “Good to know what is still needed to support survivors and change within the law enforcement system.” — Amanda
- “I appreciated the statistics. This training was not new to me, but it was a good refresher and I like having the updated statistics from the field.” — Ann
- “I found valuable information in the details provided towards the end of the presentation about states that have already implemented “Safe harbor” based programs.” — Jasmine
- “The presenters laid out their information clearly and well. The host was one of the most professional, prepared and well-spoken I’ve ever heard on any webinar.” –Kathy
- “The statistics were shocking. I was unaware of all the services to help victim and will be reaching out to them to assist our clients.” — Tracy
- “Excellent presentation on a TOUGH topic. Thank you!” — L
- “Loved these presenters and excellent information! Thanks!” 🙂 — Michaela
- “Coming to the sad realization that Trafficking is an epidemic and happening right under our noses.” — Shelley