Freedom for Youth

Kara Thompson, MSW & Taijun Waters | September 19 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Topic: Programming | Knowledge Level: Beginner | Location: Room 2591

At Selah Freedom, 100% of the sex trafficking survivors in their safe housing reported experiencing childhood sexual abuse. This early abuse normalizes unhealthy sexual relationships and can increase the susceptibility to being later recruited by a trafficker. Selah Freedom believes getting out ahead of this issue with their prevention training is key. Their Freedom for Youth curriculum addresses sex trafficking with an age-appropriate curriculum for K-5th Grade. This coloring book-based training helps kids explore safe touch, identify safe adults, offer tips of using their voice to speak up for themselves, and online safety.

Presentation Objectives:

·  Discuss sexual abuse as a risk factor of sex trafficking youth

·  Preview a curriculum that offers a solution to prevention training for younger kids

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