Providing a Continuum of Care for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
Commercial Sexual Exploitation victims need a variety of services and individualized care. Devereux Florida developed a treatment track for youth served in our programs, which includes inpatient residential care, foster care, and outpatient therapeutic services. Presenters will discuss the basis for developing the treatment track, how it is implemented in each level of programming, and what the challenges, successes, and lessons learned have been at each programmatic level.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
- Basis for Treatment Track
- Purpose of Treatment Track
- Identification of Treatment Track to avoid stereotypes/labeling
- Implementation of Treatment Track
- Explanation of Programmatic Levels
- Intensive Residential
- Therapeutic Group Home
- Foster Homes
- Outpatient Therapeutic Services
- Challenges at each Programmatic Level
- Successes at each Programmatic Level
- Lessons Learned at each Programmatic Level
- Gather ideas on developing a model for treatment
- Understand what challenges could be presented
- Build on experience from another provider to develop a strong program
Current and potential treatment providers for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
schedule Submitted 4 years ago
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