A Present for Pimps? New Loophole in Family First Act Would Bring Predators Closer to Prey

Florida: According to this news account, “child welfare officials are on the defensive this week after revelations that children in taxpayer-financed group homes are falling prey to sex traffickers.” California: A federal report notes that “victims were often recruited by sex traffickers and pimps from group homes.”


Good Riddance to Term ‘Child Prostitute’

As a children’s social worker I believe the term “child prostitute” is inaccurate, misleading and should be removed from the conversation when discussing issues of sexually trafficked children. Thankfully the Associated Press now agrees.

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Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl

San Francisco is gearing up for Super Bowl 50 with plenty of discussions about whether this event will actually benefit the citizens of San Francisco or whether it is more likely to disrupt commutes, displace the homeless and diminish the city’s coffers without any appreciable advantage for Bay Area residents.


Five Things Sexually Exploited Youth Need to Thrive

WestCoast Children’s Clinic provides specialized services to sexually exploited youth, and conducts research and advocacy to improve protection and support for child trafficking victims. The following was written by Breanne, who was formerly sexually exploited.


In Alameda, Hypotheticals Draw Out Realities of Serving Trafficked Kids

Last week, the WestCoast Children’s Clinic (WCC) hosted an event on child sex trafficking that harkened back to a 1970s approach to policy analysis. At “We Can Do Better: Improving our Response to Child Sex Trafficking in Alameda County,” panelists were given a hypothetical case and were then asked how their organizations, courts or government agencies would respond.


Human Trafficking: Dark Side of the Super Bowl

by Mike Taylor Starting in mid-January, consumers in every state are inundated with advertisements promoting the Super Bowl and the activities that traditionally surround it. This crowning season finale for fans of professional football involves viewing parties, special game day food, speculations on the popular half time commercials and general celebration of America’s most popular sport.