Presented by Dr. Nicole Bryan, Director of CSR Initiatives with the Runaway & Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC), a new web seminar is available called “Studying the Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Sex Trafficking.”
Objectives in this webinar are to show:
- Runaway and homeless youth agencies represent the front line, face real challenges, offer opportunities to build trust, are uniquely positioned to facilitate dialogue, have important ground-truth to contribute, possess varying capacities and knowledge sets, and require a seat at the table in resource planning, research and engagement.
- The relationship between sex trafficking and technology is far from transparent. Attention to detail and listening-to-understand is critical. Sex trafficking is not new yet new forms of technology-facilitated exploitation are emerging. Dynamic adaptation and inclusion are critical.
- Youth-inclusive, evidence-based approaches, sensitive to nuance and agile enough to embrace different iterations, offer advantages over fear-based policy. Holistic responses that address interdependencies, embrace well-being, are mindful of unintended consequences and the dangers of moral hazard and moral panic, offer prudent alternatives to zero-tolerance policy and zero-sum, one-size-fits-all thinking.
To access the pretest and webinar, please click on the following link: https://nationalsafeplace.ilinc.com/join/zvsbxfs.