This workshop is a case study the lessons practitioners have learned by supporting children who have experienced online sexual exploitation in the Philippines. The topics that will be addressed will cover expressions of trauma, reintegration challenges, navigating the legal system, and providing clinical care. The Salvation Army and World Hope International have worked together through the Child Protection Compact that was signed between the US government and the Philippines government. During this time they have served over 100 children by providing aftercare services through directly funded shelters and through shelters that the two organizes have helped train. As OSEC is a new form of trafficking and research in this area is still slim, these case studies might provide researchers great questions to follow up on in the future.
Participants will understand how this form of online exploitation is perpetrated and defined as human trafficking.
Participants will learn what is working in the efforts to support children who have experienced online sexual exploitation.
Participants will leave prepared to pursue an understanding in questions that still remain to be answered.