sex trafficking

NCFY's latest podcast features Sandy Skelaney, who directs Project GOLD, a Miami program that reaches out to young female victims of sex trafficking. Skelaney spoke with NCFY about the specific dangers that victims of sex trafficking face, and the steps she and her colleagues take to assist them. Listen to the podcast and read the transcript.
Sandy Skelaney is a Miami street outreach worker who specializes in helping victims of sex trafficking. She talks to NCFY about how to approach sexually exploited youth and how to begin to help them. Time: 5:22 | Size: 4.9 MB | Transcript
“The Influence of Running Away on the Risk of Female Sexual Assault in the Subsequent Year,” Violence and Victims, Vol. 26, No. 6, 2011.
The National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects aiming to increase our knowledge of trafficking in persons in the United States. The institute is particularly interested in studies that explore the under-reporting of trafficking cases, as well as in evaluations of counter-trafficking programs and tools. Full opportunity (PDF, 378KB).
"Residential treatment for sexually exploited adolescent girls: Acknowledge, Commit, Transform (ACT)" (abstract), Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 2011.
Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, or GEMS, in New York, explains why runaway and homeless youth providers are so well-suited to combating sexual trafficking.
Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, or GEMS, in New York, explains why runaway and homeless youth providers are so well-suited to combating sexual trafficking. Time: 4:53 | Size: 4.5 MB  
A new report released in October by Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition paints a grim but thorough portrait of the dangers facing Native women involved in prostitution.
Research suggests that a runaway girl will be approached by a pimp within her first 48 hours on the street. A new campaign from MTV and three leading organizations in the fight to expose and end human trafficking can help youth workers understand commercial sexual exploitation and protect young people from it.
A new informational video created by the Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking asks people everywhere to “Look Beneath the Surface” for signs of human trafficking and take action if they suspect someone is a victim. The awareness campaign is also specifically geared toward front-line workers, training them how to identify and assist victims. For more...
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