By David Lee on June 24, 2011 · tagged as , , ,

New resource on commercial sexual exploitation of children

The newest issue of Connections features several articles about commercial sexual exploitation of children. The voice of a survivor (who received services from the Oakland, CA based MISSEY) provides a powerful statement about the experience of sexual exploitation in this excerpt of a poem published in this resource:

All my life I’ve been rejected
All my life I’ve been neglected
All my life I’ve been disrespected
All I ever wanted to be was protected

Other articles include Know the Facts: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children developed by The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation that provides background on this issue. I like the prevention focus of the article Addressing Demand that highlights 10 steps to demand change including raise awareness, everyday action, advocate for change and keep learning. New York based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) describes how to use the Stages of Change model to counsel child victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Connections is a publication of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. Click here to get this issue.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Trisha Smith June 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thank you for helping to get this resource out. We really appreciate the support and are excited to highlight and share some of the inspiring work programs are doing around this issue. Also – really looking forward to having more conversations about prevention strategies!

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