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I recently worked at a safe-house that helped some of these young people to have a safe place to go too. The city did not have the funds to keep this shelter up and running so they had to close the doors....
Angela Boggs
03/07/2014
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I work for an organization that has developed an arts-based toolkit to work with victims of trafficking to aid trauma recovery. We are currently looking at aligning the program with best practices and evid...
Ruth
11/18/2013
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How (and with what frequency) does Safe Horizon’s and/or the Office for Victims of Crimes utilize the 545 DHHS/ACF/ACYF/FYSB funded safety net of basic center and transitional housing programs for R...
1-800-RUNAWAY
01/22/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/25/2013
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Is Safe Horizon a national or local organization that provides services to youth and/or adults?
Ursula
01/22/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/23/2013
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What is domestic sex trafficking?
Mike Soto
01/22/2013
arrow icon The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines sex t...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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How can state law enforcement tell the difference between a regular runaway and a RHY youth and know how to deal with each one? Safe Horizons?
Anthony Stokes
01/22/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/25/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/25/2013
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What laws are currently in place to protect human/sex trafficking victims, especially minors? What can we do to help change the perception that victims choose to be in these circumstances, especially when ...
Antonella
01/22/2013
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Jody Williams
02/27/2013
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Gretchen Hunt
01/22/2013
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I'm curious about any known or presumptive implications of housing and treating RH youth together with victims of trafficking.
John Moon
01/22/2013
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Jody Williams
11/19/2013
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Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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In recent interactions with HT in our agency, we've noticed that there seems to be a discrepency with state laws and charging minors with prostitution. Are the laws different in other states and are charg...
Andrew
01/22/2013
arrow icon Laws do vary state by state. The Polaris Project provides an...
Danny Stewart
01/23/2013
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What have you learned is not helpful in assisting homeless/runaway victims? How also, might outreach to LGBT youth be different than outreach to other communities?
Gretchen Hunt
01/22/2013
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Jody Williams
02/27/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/25/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/25/2013
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How can a youth service provider protect a young victim of trafficking without betraying trust?
NCFY
01/22/2013
arrow icon Part 2: Youth are entitled to know this information before t...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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My state’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) has mandated that children identified as victim of human trafficking receive appropriate services. However, when the children enter the syste...
MMM
01/22/2013
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Are Child Protective Services often involved with these youth? If so, what is their role in screening and identifying these youth?
Stacey S.
01/22/2013
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Lynn Baniak
01/22/2013
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What role, if any, do you think the early sexualization phenomenon (sexualized portrayals in media, earlier puberty, youth access to porn online, etc.) plays in making girls vulnerable to sexual exploitati...
Jen Smith
01/22/2013
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Jody Williams
02/28/2013
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Jen Smith
01/23/2013
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If a victim is offered a way out or taken out of a trafficking situation, what are some of the key services and supports that are generally needed for them to successfully stay out?
Sarah
01/22/2013
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Jody Williams
02/28/2013
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Fiona Mason
01/23/2013
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Fiona Mason
01/23/2013
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There are different perspectives about keeping the youth safe and secure in a setting to prevent running away from a facility. what are some appropriate ways to protect the young person without sending the...
Meredith Reese
01/22/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/23/2013
arrow icon Part 1: Youth run away for various reasons. Youth may run aw...
Danny Stewart
01/23/2013
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We are a child advocacy center that provides help to child victims of sexual abuse, including specialized interviewing and medical exams. How do you suggest that we get started with child sex trafficking,...
Jonquil B
01/22/2013
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Lynn Baniak
01/22/2013
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Do you recommend residential treatment facilities for these youth ? If you do can you share why and share some names of residential treatments that know how to work with these youth
karicia corum
01/22/2013
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Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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Have their been any studies conducted about the various services provided to runaway youth victims? If not studies, recommended articles or websites that can be used as good resources?
Shauna Perkins
01/22/2013
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Michelle
01/22/2013
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I haven't seen any public awareness campaigns/initiatives that educate the public about human trafficking and what they can do help put an end to it. Do any campaigns exist? I have done several for aware...
kelly
01/22/2013
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Barbara Murray
01/22/2013
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What is being done to prevent runaway and homeless youth from being on the streets and in vulnerable situations that leave these young people in danger of being trafficked and exploited?
Darla Bardine
01/22/2013
arrow icon Part 2: On the positive side, Office of Victims of Crime has...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
arrow icon Nothing positive, the trend is toward cutting resources and ...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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How familiar and trained to identify sex trafficking of minors are professionals/workers in runaway youth services? Housing and emergency shelters are scarce in many communities, but in particular, smalle...
Jennifer Cole
01/22/2013
arrow icon Part 5: Unfortunately there are no magical solutions to thes...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
arrow icon Part 4: 250 youth shelter beds are far too few for NYC, but ...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
arrow icon Part 3: Housing (especially affordable housing) and emergenc...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
arrow icon Part 2: However, the programs that consciously and intention...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
arrow icon Part 1: As with all fields, runaway and homeless youth (RHY)...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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I have recently attended a Human Trafficking training which focused on urban areas. I'm wondering if there are trends to be conscious of in more rural areas and are there some best practices which could be...
Brandi
01/22/2013
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Danny Stewart
01/25/2013
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Describe appropriate treatment programs for adolescents victims of HT.
Meredith Reese
01/22/2013
arrow icon Meeting the self-defined needs of the adolescent, supporting...
Fiona Mason
02/11/2013
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