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What You Need to Know: Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: A Training Tool for Parents of Teens

What You Need to Know: Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: A Training Tool for Parents of Teens
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This training tool for parents of teens helps to increase awareness about sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. It describes how teens often become victims of sex trafficking and why some are more susceptible to exploitation. The authors describe how pimps, known as traffickers, lure in their victims through the three T’s of trafficking: target, trick, and traumatize. This guide tells parents how to protect their children from sex trafficking, how to keep them safe on social media, and what red flags to look for that may indicate possible trafficking. The authors provide guidance for parents who suspect their children have been victimized. The training tool includes resources on where to seek help or report suspected trafficking.

Accession number
25586
Authors
Roe-Sepowitz, D., Bayless, A.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

ASU School of Social Work Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research

Year published new
2016

Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Sex Trafficking Cases

Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Sex Trafficking Cases
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report discusses how the juvenile justice system has generally handled domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) cases and how victim-centered approaches are now emerging from the field. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges interviewed judges from different areas of the country, both urban and rural, who have implemented court-based reforms for DCST cases. This report presents the major themes and lessons learned from these interviews and serves as a practical guide for judges who wish to improve outcomes for the children and youth involved in their DCST cases.

Accession number
25755
Authors
Bohannan, T., Cullen, C., Devault, A., Ely, C., Siegel, G., Trescher, S.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Series
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the NCJFCJ website at: https://www.ncjfcj.org/DCST-Judicial-Voices

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This toolkit from the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTA), a service of the ACF Office on Trafficking in Persons, is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants working for survivor advocacy. This toolkit is for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other organizations who support those impacted by human trafficking. NHTTA plans to expand this toolkit continually using feedback from diverse stakeholders.

Accession number
25743
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the OTIP website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/nhttacorgtoolkit

Interventions That Foster Healing Among Sexually Exploited Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review

Interventions That Foster Healing Among Sexually Exploited Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of interventions for sexually exploited children and adolescents in fostering healing with this population. The researchers conducted a systematic search that generated 4,358 international publications of which 21 met their inclusion criteria. Based on each intervention’s objectives and delivery method, the researchers organized the programs into five categories: 1) focused health and/or social services, 2) intensive case management models, 3) psychoeducational therapy groups, 4) residential programs, and 5) other. Their review found that most programs were gender-specific, targeting girls and young women with only one designed for boys and young men. The reviewed studies reported on a range of outcomes including psychosocial outcomes, risky behaviors, trauma responses, mental health, protective factors, and public health outcomes. Despite differences in delivery, most of the interventions did, to some degree, appear to foster healing among sexually exploited children and adolescents. The researchers maintain that the findings from this review have implications for researchers, policy and program developers, and frontline practitioners who can partner together to create evidence-informed, purpose-built, and thoughtfully delivered interventions. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25556
Authors
Moynihan, M., Pitcher, C., Saewyc, E.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Volume new
27
Year published new
2018
Availability

Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know

Human Sex Trafficking in America: What Counselors Need to Know
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article provides an overview of the relevant information pertinent to sex trafficking and addresses the counseling implications for working with sex trafficking survivors. The author recommends that counselors increase their awareness of the vulnerabilities that place persons at risk of becoming trafficked. Furthermore, counselors should learn about the processes through which persons become trafficked, such as through force, fraud, and coercion. The author contends that counselors working with this population need to employ a range of trauma-sensitive interventions to support the individual needs of each client.

Accession number
25640
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

The Professional Counselor

Volume new
7
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download at: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1159657.pdf

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in the Bay Area

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in the Bay Area
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to estimate the size of the population of youth in the sex trade; describe their characteristics, experiences, and health and service needs; explore what services are available; and analyze arrest patterns and prosecution and recidivism outcomes when these yourh encounter the juvenile or criminal justice system. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Bay Area researchers conducted interviews with 187 youth, from which they analyzed 136 interviews that met their validity and reliability criteria.  

Accession number
25574
Authors
Jones, N., Gamson, J., Amato, B., Cornwell, S., Fisher, S., Fucella, P., Lee, V., Zolala-Tovar, V.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovations website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Bay%20Are…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Miami researchers conducted and analyzed interviews with 264 young people, ages 13 to 24, engaged in the sex trade in their area.

Accession number
25576
Authors
Maurrasse, D.J., Jones, C.C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovations website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Miami_0.p…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Las Vegas researchers interviewed and analyzed data from 171 youth respondents between the ages of 13 and 24. When presenting an overview of Las Vegas, the researchers clarified the misconception that all prostitution is legal in Nevada. Prostitution is legal only in licensed brothels, not on the street or through escort services.

Accession number
25577
Authors
Wagner, B.M., Whitmer, J.M., Spivak, A.L.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovation website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Las%20Veg…

Comprehensive Care Model for Sex Trafficking Survivors

Comprehensive Care Model for Sex Trafficking Survivors
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that aimed to identify what aftercare services are available to domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) survivors through residential treatment centers in the United States. The researchers identified 10 residential treatment centers that met their inclusion criteria for this qualitative study. They interviewed staff from five different residential treatment centers that provide services exclusively to DMST survivors. The participants described the range of services offered to meet the needs of survivors after their trafficking experience. Their responses helped the researchers expand upon an aftercare model developed in 2011 to include education re-entry, family reunification, family reconciliation, and emergency substance use services. This study helps refine the earlier aftercare service delivery model and lays the foundation to develop best practice guidelines for providing aftercare services to DMST survivors.

Accession number
25559
Authors
Twigg, N.M.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Volume new
49
Year published new
2017
Availability

Atlanta Youth Count 2018 Community Report

Atlanta Youth Count 2018 Community Report
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report presents the 2018 Atlanta Youth Count (AYC18) study of sex and labor trafficking among youth experiencing homelessness in metropolitan Atlanta. The researchers used capture-recapture field sampling methods to locate homeless youth, ages 14 to 25, who did not have a permanent, stable residence and were living independently without consistent parental or family support. The study participants completed a brief survey about their demographic background, history of homelessness, including exploitative sex and labor trafficking involvement, and certain social experiences and behavioral characteristics. The report concludes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are at higher risk of being trafficked; gender identity definitions need further understanding to help LGBT youth who are trafficking victims; early intervention is critical to preventing trafficking; and trauma-informed care is necessary to help youth who have been trafficked. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25816
Authors
Wright, E.R, LaBoy, A., Turner, M.D., Forge, N., Wallace, C., Darkwa, A., Tsukerman, K., Webb, Z., Shelby, R.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Georgia State University

Series
Atlanta Youth Count!
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download at: https://atlantayouthcount.weebly.com/