Mentoring Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
Youth Collaboratory and its partner, the Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) at Wichita State University provide resources and tools to community-based providers who work with young people exposed to violence, exploitation, and trafficking through:
- Training and consulting services for mentoring programs for youth and young adult survivors of sex trafficking
- Creation of a toolkit on emerging research and promising practices working with youth survivors of sex trafficking
- A national public awareness campaign on sex trafficking of youth in the U.S. (developed under our former name, MANY)
Under this initiative, Youth Collaboratory and CCHT provide training and consulting for funded programs to develop or enhance mentoring services based on best practices for youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation or are highly vulnerable. This includes:
- developing or updating strategies to recruit and maintain mentors to serve under-identified and underserved populations
- beginning or enhancing efforts to identify and enroll girls, boys, and LGBTQ youth who are in need of services; and most importantly,
- providing needed services for these youth.
Programs also enhance community collaboratives and partnerships, address local needs, and use local resources.
To learn more about our Mentoring Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Initiative, contact Kendan Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.