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Boys, LGBTQ+ and Sex Trafficking May 7, 2021


Description
Research on Boys and LGTBQ+ and Sex Trafficking is sparse and Programs for these populations are almost non-existent. In contrast, a New York Study (Curtis, Terry, Dombrowski & Khan, 2008) estimated that 50% of trafficking victims are boys and that up to 40% of homeless children identify as LGBTQ+, many involved in sex trafficking in the form of "survivor sex" (Nichols, 2018). The presentation will explore reasons for the lack of identification and treatment of these survivors of sex trafficking trauma and propose recommendations for their CSEC treatment.

Presented by:
George F. Rhoades, Jr., Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss reasons that boys and LGBTQ+ populations are often neglected in research.
2. Discuss reasons that boys and LGBTQ+ populations are often neglected in treatment programs.
3. Discuss recommendations for treatments of CSEC boys and LGBTQ+ populations.

Bios:
Dr. Rhoades is the Head of the HOPE Team in Hawaii providing all the Sex Trafficking Trauma Assessments for the Department of Health and Child Welfare Services for girls, boys and transgender children, adolescents and adults. He developed the CSEC Scale for Adolescents, utilized in the Hawaii Family Court System. Dr. Rhoades is a clinical psychologist and is the Chair of Division 56's Webinar and Continuing Education Committees. Dr. Rhoades also served as the first Diversity Co-Chair for Division 56 when the division was founded.

References:
Barron, I. M., & Frost, C. (2018). Men, boys, and LGBTQ: Invisible victims of human trafficking. In L. Walker, G. Gaviria, & K. Gopal (Eds.), Handbook of sex trafficking: Feminist transnational perspectives (p. 73–84). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73621-1_8

Dennis, J.P. Women are Victims, Men Make Choices: The Invisibility of Men and Boys in the Global Sex Trade. Gend. Issues 25, 11–25 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12147-008-9051-y

Ecpat (2013). And Boys Too An ECPAT-USA discussion paper about the lack of recognition of the commercial sexual exploitation of boys in the United States.

McGuire, K. (2020). Straight on the streets and gay for the stay: The emerging bisexuality of a trafficked female. In M. Jaffe, M. Conti, J. Longhofer, & J. Floersch (Eds.), The social work and LGBTQ sexual trauma casebook: Phenomenological perspectives (p. 75–87). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Meichenbaum, D. (2018). Ways to bolster resilience in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. In L. Walker, G. Gaviria, & K. Gopal (Eds.), Handbook of sex trafficking: Feminist transnational perspectives (p. 217–230). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73621-1_25

Nichols, A. J. (2018). Sex trafficking and exploitation of LGBTQ+ people: Implications for practice. In A. J. Nichols, T. Edmond, & E. C. Heil (Eds.), Social work practice with survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (p. 192–217). Columbia University Press. https://doi.org/10.7312/nich18092-011
Content
  • Boys LGBTQ+ Sex Trafficking
  • Boys, LGBTQ+ and Sex Trafficking CE Test
  • Division 56 Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever