Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

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National Runaway Prevention Month: Homeless Youth and Trafficking
Learn how overnight stays at drop-in centers help protect runaway and homeless youth from exploitation.

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What Are Youth Perspectives on Commercial Sexual Exploitation?
Fogel and her colleagues explored how homeless young adults ages 18 to 23 view commercial sexual exploitation among themselves and their peers.

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Q&A: Serving Homeless Youth Who Run Away from Foster Care
Learn how to partner with your local child welfare agency to provide services for runaway foster youth.

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Children’s Bureau Grant Helps Raise Trafficking Awareness Among Arizona Youth-Serving Professionals
The Arizona State University Office for Sex Trafficking Intervention Research is delivering information to child welfare workers, juvenile justice professionals, and more.

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Federal Bureaus Co-host Webinar on Human Trafficking and Runaway and Homeless Youth
The partnership recognizes increased risk of trafficking among youth experiencing homelessness and those in foster care.

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More Resources to Identify and Provide Assistance to Youth Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
We share two more tools to help you identify, understand, and serve victims and survivors.

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Can an Adapted Group Therapy Model Help Female Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation?
An intervention originally designed for female prisoners shows promise for treating survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking, a recent study finds.

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In New Orleans, An Anti-Trafficking Task Force Introduces Best Practices and Partnerships
From engaging community members to creating a streamlined referral process for services, the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force is taking action.

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Do Youth Workers Respond Differently to Sex Trafficking Based on Their County Type?
Researchers examine youth-serving professionals’ awareness of and experience working with victims of sex trafficking.

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