Child Sex Trafficking/CSEC

The Impact of Childhood Abuse on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

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This study was a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the prevalence of childhood abuse in children who are exploited. Children who have been exposed to abuse are at a higher risk for sexual exploitation, as well as many other adverse life experiences.   Click below to access

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Red Flags of Youth Sex Trafficking

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Fact Sheet - IOFA and Courtney's House

Identifying youth who may be survivors of sex trafficking is the important first step to responding to this crime and finding appropriate services for youth. Click the following link to see some common red flags of youth who may be trafficked for sex. Red Flags of Youth

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U.S. Legal Remedies for Minor Victims of Sex Tourism and Sex Trafficking

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Human Trafficking Legal Center and Ropes and Gray LLP legal guide

This guide focuses on legal remedies in the United States for crimes committed internationally. The appendices list prosecutions and civil cases brought against U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents for sexual abuse of children abroad. The defendants have included missionaries, Peace Corps volunteers, orphanage workers, aid workers,

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Understanding the Four Stages of Recovering from Sex Trafficking

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Human Trafficking eLearning.com article

A survivor’s breakdown about what the recovery process for a survivor of sex trafficking may look like. The author emphasizes that a survivor must recognize their victimization before they can work to become leaders of their own lives. Click here to access the Human Trafficking eLearning article.

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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago (2016) – Report

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Center for Court Innovation - 2016 Report

This report by Laurie Schaffner, Grant Buhr, deana lewis, Marco Roc, and Haley Volpintesta from the Center for Court Innovation, features the opinions and experiences of 202 youth ages 13-24 who self-defined as having traded sex for money or other needs in Chicago.   Interviews were conducted over

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Handbook: Responding to Commercially Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Youth – 2016

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International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) and New York State OCFS

This handbook will help direct child serving professionals and child welfare workers in New York State to adequately respond to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and child trafficking. This document provides frontline professionals with key tools, resources, strategies, practice pointers, and guidelines to better identify and assist

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Handbook: Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking – 2011

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International Organization for Adolescents and the Loyola Chicago Center for Human Rights of Children

This handbook, written by the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) in Partnership with Loyola Chicago Center for Human Rights in 2011, addresses gaps in services for youth in child welfare in Illinois. This handbook features various screening tools that can be adapted to a variety of existing

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Webinar: An Introduction to Sex Trafficking: Strategies for Identifying Children and Youth at Risk for or Survivors of Sex Trafficking

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IOFA, Courtney's House, Victim Rights Law Center

This webinar provides an introduction to what youth sex trafficking is, how to identify youth survivors who may be trafficked for sex, and how to respond to youth sex trafficking. This webinar was provided through a collaboration between IOFA, Courtney’s House, and Victim Rights Law Center. Please

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Gang Control and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

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In situations of domestic minor sex trafficking and Commerical Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), there are several different types of control. One of these forms is through gang control. This Fact Sheet provides information on gang-controlled domestic minor sex trafficking and CSEC, as well as red flags

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Adolescents & the Border Crisis Pt. 4: Push-Pull Factors and Child Migration

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News surrounding the crisis at the border has shed light on the dramatic increase of immigrants fleeing their countries of origin. The number of unaccompanied minors has grown from 6,800 between 2004 and 2011 to 13,000 in 2012, and 24,000 in 2013. This year, that number will

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