Target Audience: DYCD-funded Program Staff working in youth development programs
Approximately 30% of high school students who are dating have experienced sexual and/or physical dating violence in their relationships within the past year. Unfortunately, despite these staggeringly high numbers, less than 3% of young people seek help from adults like teachers, counselors or law enforcement.
This 3-hour workshop will focus on the influence of youth’s developmental stage and limited relationship experience on the high incidence of dating abuse and sex trafficking among youth. The presenter will provide tips and insights into working more effectively with young survivors.
We will specifically discuss the intersection of dating abuse and the domestic sex trafficking of young people with a focus on: