Child Sex Trafficking

Welcome to my blog! Ultimately, I hope to use this blog to summarize current research in the field of child psychology and child trauma for parents and providers. With all the new research available in these fields it can be hard to keep track of what’s most important and the bottom line. I hope to help make that easier for you.

Although I do not intend to use this blog to promote sociopolitical platforms or agendas, I will use it to alert my readers to advocacy opportunities that will help protect our children. One of those opportunities is upon us now, and I wanted to make you aware of it.

“Each year, at least 100,000 children are victimized through commercial sex and prostitution within the United States. Particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking are runaway children, an estimated 33% of them are lured into prostitution within the first 48 hours of leaving home. Unfortunately, victims of sex trafficking, including children, are commonly overlooked in most state and federal efforts to respond to the brutal crime. A mere 80 beds in shelters nationwide are available to provide the safe shelter and professional health and social services that these victims need. However, Congress is now considering legislation to provide much–needed funding to provide assistance to these victims – and your voice is needed!”

It only takes a few minutes to identify who your state senators are, and to contact them via email urging them to support S.2925. By visiting The Polaris Project you can get more information about the bill and how to help.  Please take a few moments to help protect child sex trafficking victims in the United States.

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