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Collaboration and Partnerships are key to combating sexual exploitation!

 

WHY PARTERSHIPS?
The complex needs of victims in their transformation to survivors and potentially leaders must met through a myriad of collaborations.  

Here are a few reasons:
1).  The collaboration between service providers and law enforcement are essential to helping the individual understand that they are not a criminal.
2).  Access to a wide variety of medical, dental and psychological professional is essential to assessing the victims' needs and providing high quality, professional care.
3).  Knowledge of and access to a variety of emergency, treatment and transitional housing options for youth and adult/female and male survivors is critical to assisting survivors.  Specific housing for this popuation is preferrable over mixing of client populations (i.e. domestic violence).
4).  Resources for basic needs of should be readily available.  For example, food, drinks, clothing from emergency response to transitional housing.  Victims often arrive with nothing.
5). Peer advocacy, education and service provision should be provided from emergency response to aftercare.  Survivors come with a set of issues that are often not understood by professionals, medical or dental personnel, or law enforcement.

Advocacy, Research, Curriculum

 

 

 

Excellent Book, edited by Dr. Melissa Farley.

Article: "Been There Done That: SAGE, A Peer Leadership Model Among Prostitution Survivors" by Norma Hotaling, Autumn Burris, et. al.

To Order, click here: http://www.amazon.com/Prostitution-Trafficking-Traumatic-Stress-Melissa/dp/0789023784 

 

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