Statewide systems of care for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (CSEY) can adapt, effect change, and collaboratively align the various agencies' response. Texas has implemented a robust strategic public health model to address all systems holistically and comprehensively. The Texas model is replicable and scalable for counties, regions, and states. In this workshop attendees will learn the six-fold strategy utilized and how this affects the systems of care. The model has been able to build sustainable capacity, enhance expertise, promote new policies, and create new and leverage existing collaborations to prevent child sexual exploitation, to help survivors heal and thrive, and to bring exploiters to justice. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Understand the Texas Model for Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Youth.
Understand the lessons the Governor's Office and partners have learned about the challenges and solutions regarding prevention, recognition of trafficking and exploitation, recovery and healing of survivors, and investigations and prosecutions of trafficking.
Understand the resources that the Governor's Sex Trafficking Team makes available for stakeholders in the fight against child sex trafficking, including funding, research, data, training, and technical assistance.