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Safety & Violence Prevention

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Brief Program Description

This presentation is an introduction to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Issues addressed in the presentation include: the definition and proper language and terminology to use when discussing sexual exploitation, as well as risk factors and pathways to victimization. We will examine statistics related to child sex trafficking nationally and in Georgia and provide a brief overview of Georgia’s response to the problem. Additionally, we will discuss the reporting process when encountering suspected victims and identify resources available to assist “high-risk” youth and victims of trafficking.

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

FEATURED SPEAKER: Amber McKeen, Child Abuse Prevention Trainer, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Atlanta, GA

Amber McKeen, is the Child Abuse Prevention Trainer at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children. In this role, she develops and implements child maltreatment prevention programs; she also creates and delivers multidisciplinary training sessions on various child maltreatment topics, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children. She is the creator and director of the Center’s webinar online education program and in her time at Children’s has educated more than 20,000 professionals and community advocates. She also serves on several committees with a focus on planning child abuse prevention initiatives.

Keyword Descriptors

Sex trafficking, Georgia, Children, High-risk youth

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-2-2015 1:15 PM

End Date

3-2-2015 2:30 PM

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Mar 2nd, 1:15 PM Mar 2nd, 2:30 PM

Exploring the Realities of Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia

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This presentation is an introduction to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Issues addressed in the presentation include: the definition and proper language and terminology to use when discussing sexual exploitation, as well as risk factors and pathways to victimization. We will examine statistics related to child sex trafficking nationally and in Georgia and provide a brief overview of Georgia’s response to the problem. Additionally, we will discuss the reporting process when encountering suspected victims and identify resources available to assist “high-risk” youth and victims of trafficking.