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PSU Grad Class 1.5hr
Transcript of PSU Grad Class 1.5hr
Why does this matter?
WHY doesn't she leave?
Trafficker power and control dynamics
1 out of 3 teens on the street
will be approached by a pimp
within 48 hours
of leaving home.
The average age of entry into commercial sex industry is 12-14 yrs of age.
Average Age Identified
Affiliated with Gang
Children who have
Emotional Side Effects
Anger & Rage
Deep emotional pain
Feelings of humiliation and shame
Stigma of exploitation
Psychological Side Effects
PTSD ~ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Can cause intrusive emotions and memories, flashbacks, hyperarousal & panic symptoms
Self Harm & Suicidal behaviors
Bond with perpetrator/trauma
STDs & STIs
HIV & AIDS
Loss of bowel control
Pregnancy / Sterility
Facial & Dental reconstruction
Tattoos & Branding
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Physical Side Effects
Social Side Effects
Disconnection from community
Criminal Record / Incarceration
Lack of life skills
Trust Issues / Difficulty maintaining relationships
Obstacles to vocations ~ lack of job skills
Education deprivation ~ missed school, dropped out
Relationship with money
Not being able to have eye contact
Isolation from peer groups & mainstream society
Sexual activity involving a child in
exchange for something of value, or promise thereof
, to the child or another person(s).
The child is treated as commercial or sexual object.
The Life - The Game
Clackamas County CSEC Youth
74 Youth Identified
twenty-three in 2017
WHO are they?
85 - 90% girls
75% have involvement with DHS or foster care placement
70 to 90% have history of sexual abuse
Manipulation filled w\ PROMISES & LOVE
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
martin Luther king Jr.
Domestic Violence Program Specialist
WHERE is this happening?
Accessible by I-5 and I-84
Large population of youth experiencing homelessness, with youth traveling from other areas (mild climate)
Proximity to WA state line
Legal Sex industry available
Sex positive city identity
Tracks: 82nd Ave, NE Sandy, HWY 99 McLoughlin Blvd.
WHAT does this do to them?