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The Issue of Sex Trafficking in Rural Areas: Implications for Behavioral Health Services

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 03:00
Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series

Description: State highways, interstates, and rural areas create unfortunate opportunities for sex trafficking to occur. This webinar featured the issue of sex trafficking in rural communities. It provided strategies for law enforcement and social service providers in rural communities who investigate such cases and provide services for children and youth who are victims. Additionally, the presenters focused on the impact of sex trafficking on children and youth (in particular girls and young women), and discussed the importance of service delivery addressing issues of trauma, trauma-informed care, gender responsive programming, and cultural and linguistic competence. 

Facilitator: Karen B. Francis, Ph.D.  Senior Researcher American Institutes for Research

Presenters: Malika Saada Saar, M.ED, JD, Human Rights Project for Girls

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