Understanding the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

Understanding the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

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    A Guide for Caregivers by the California Commercial Sexual Exploited Children (CSEC) Advisory Board.

    About this event

    The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is committed to eradicating, preventing, and awareness of human trafficking and supporting survivors of human trafficking in our state.

    Human trafficking is the world's fastest-growing criminal enterprise, especially during the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. Human traffickers’ profit from exploiting our most vulnerable populations, including citizens, foreign nationals, all genders, adults, children and youth, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning) individuals. Human trafficking is often visible but not noticed, so many may not realize it exists in their communities. As a result, cases are typically underreported, and survivors go unidentified.

    Throughout the year, the Child Trafficking Response Team will be hosting a screening of the Caregiver video.

    This video was created by members of the CSEC Action Team Advisory Board to achieve two goals: First, to provide guidance and tools for caregivers, group home staff, STRTP staff, resource families, and others who work directly with youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. And second, to give inspiration that with love and support, youth can recover and achieve amazing things.

    In this video, you will hear from those with lived experience, and they will share their personal and professional perspective on ways to improve and support youth in care.

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