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IOFA Learning Collaborative on Youth Sex Trafficking (Awareness Level)
The Awareness Level training is for those individuals who are in regular interaction with children, their families, and communities. Individuals in the Awareness Level may work with youth in a supportive role and have the opportunity to get to know them on a regular basis on a team, in a classroom, in a youth group, in an after-school program, or in another group setting, but not providing clinical care or case management.

For individuals in these roles, it is important to be aware of the red flags of sex trafficking and learn to incorporate screenings into regular history taking processes for all youth. All youth who have experienced any trauma or abuse are automatically at risk for exploitation.

These sessions provide an overview of the screening for youth sex trafficking and ways to respond to youths being, or at risk for being, trafficked. We will explore how to respond during a crisis, methods for engaging youth who may be, or may be at risk for being, trafficked, mandated reporting, and how to make appropriate referrals.

Sessions Include:
-Screening Tool, Assessment of Youth and Identification of Youth Sex Trafficking
-Creating policies and referral strategies for youth who have experienced youth sex trafficking

Learning Objectives:
~Participants will be able to identify ways to engage with youth who are being, or are at risk for being, trafficked.
~Participants will be able to articulate a process around reporting a disclosure of youth sex trafficking.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K045, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Each of the webinars will be recorded. Participation in webinar constitutes consent to be recorded.
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