Coordinating A Response to Sexually Exploited Youth

Peter Qualliotine with the Youth Cares Bridge Program

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2011 NAEH Conference

At the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) Conference, Peter Qualliotine with the Youth Cares Bridge Program in Seattle presented a training on increasing awareness and the capacity of service providers to identify, engage, and respond to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) of youth involved in prostitution. CSE is a global problem that manifests differently depending on the economic, cultural and social context.

Training topics included:

  1. framework and cultural context of commercial sexual exploitation,
  2. pathways into prostitution, engagement and safety planning, and
  3. mental health and trauma bonding.

Click here to view his presentation in a PDF format.