6.2 The Unfortunate Intersection: Youth Homelessness and Sexual Exploitation

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Conference Presentation | February 22, 2013

Files: Creating a Coordinated Response to Sexual Exploitation by Leslie Briner (PDF | 497 KB | 14 SLIDES) Multnomah County Efforts to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children by Joslyn Baker (PDF | 611 KB | 9 slides)

Youth who are out of their homes are at high risk of sexual exploitation. Organizations providing housing and services to youth experiencing homelessness should be aware of how to identify and better serve those who are currently experiencing and are survivors of exploitation. Presenters will provide an overview of the sexual exploitation of youth, how to better identify and protect young survivors, and how communities are responding by implementing a systemic response.

  • Joslyn Baker, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Portland, OR
  • Leslie Briner, YouthCare, Seattle, WA
  • Beth Holger-Ambrose, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN