Notice of Location Change

Due to CoVid-19, this event will now take place exclusively online.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Understanding Children and Youth Who Have Been Sex Trafficked

Presented by: Jennifer Richardson, MSW, RSW
Director, Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office, MCCSS

Human trafficking (HT) is a crime and human rights abuse that’s sometimes called “modern day slavery.” Some people think of human trafficking as an international crime but it is happening here in Ontario, for both sexual and labour exploitation.
Jennifer Richardson, Director with the Provincial  Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office  with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, will guide learners through a brief description of human trafficking, the culture of the sex trade, the differences between familial/third party sexual abuse and Human Trafficking, an assessment framework to understand the signs, and some best care practices for children and youth.
This presentation will benefit human services professionals who work with people at risk of sex trafficking:

Most people who are trafficked for sex are women and girls, but boys, men and people who are LGBTQI2S are also targeted;
The age of recruitment is as low as 12 or 13;
Homeless and marginalized youth are targeted by sex traffickers;
Youth who struggle with low self-esteem, bullying, discrimination, poverty, abuse, isolation and other social or family issues may be targeted;
Indigenous women and girls are especially likely to be trafficked. • Addiction, mental health issues and developmental disabilities are also risk factors. 

This is best suited for: Justice professionals, any human services workers working with vulnerable young people

 About Jennifer Richardson

With over twenty years working in the anti-human trafficking sector, Jennifer Richardson is considered an expert in her field, with extensive knowledge of human trafficking in Canada. She is known for her research on sexual exploitation, and for her innovation in leading partnerships across sectors. Read more about Jennifer.