Sexual Assault

Minor Sex Trafficking of Runaway & Homeless Youth

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is hosting a webinar February 26th: Minor Sex Trafficking of Runaway and Homeless Youth. The session will be held from 3-4:30pm ET. You can register here.

From the announcement (PDF):

Join us at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific for a 90-minute webinar that explores sex trafficking of youth living on the street and in unstable housing situations. Understand the dynamics of how minor sex trafficking occurs; learn strategies to mitigate opportunities for minors to be trafficked; and find out about resources to address this issue in your community. Dr. Michele R. Decker, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present on this highly informative webinar session. Her research addresses gender-based violence and related constraints on sexual decision-making, and their health implications. This work is focused on particularly vulnerable groups including teens and those involved in transactional sex.