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Attention to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the U.S. has increased significantly with passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and its subsequent reauthorizations. Most of the focus of law enforcement, government, media, policy makers, service providers, researchers, and funders has been on commercial sexual exploitation of girls (CSEG). Little attention has been paid to commercially sexually exploited boys (CSEB) as survivors and victims. What attention they have received has viewed them as exploiters, pimps, buyers, or as active participants in sex work.

In this workshop, Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) regions 3 and 4 CSEC Liaison Norene Roberts, will discuss the research she completed for ECPAT USA, culminating in the publication of ECPAT USA’s 2013 discussion paper And Boys Too. Please join us for this discussion as we delve into the world of commercially sexually exploited boys.

Next Training: Wednesday October 30, 2019: And Boys Too - Fall 2019.