Description: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children operates as the national clearing house for missing children in the United States. Child sex trafficking victims are currently missing and actively being exploited.
The first step toward victim recovery is establishing a coordinated reporting system that increases the visibility of child sex trafficking victims and the possibility of identification. Additionally, successful response systems require collaborative, multi-disciplinary coordination that includes child welfare, law enforcement, children’s advocacy centers and specialized services and shelter placements.
This presentation will provide the audience with the following:
· Child sex trafficking risk factors and exploitation dynamics
· Overview of NCMEC resources available to victims of child sex trafficking
· Importance and guidance on reporting children missing from child welfare to NCMEC
· Guidance on establishing a successful recovery plan including trauma-informed approaches
· Support available through NCMEC on proactive and reactive victim advocacy and services
Date and time: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes