Education and Media
Myths vs. Facts About Sex Trafficking of Males
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If someone does not identify as a victim, then they must have wanted it.
Males don’t ask for help.
The majority of sex trafficking survivors report asking for help from multiple professionals before finally receiving the help they need to escape.
Their out cries, especially males, are often overlooked or misinterpreted due to lack of awareness about the signs and symptoms of sex trafficking, as well as the social stigmas mentioned above.
Statistics on CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) of Males
We believe the current data only captures a fraction of the actual total. Current assessment measures miss the boys because they do not ask the right questions.
References: Polaris, NCBI, HHS.gov, USA Today, DHS
Service Gaps We've Identified
- Support must come from all levels of government, as well as partnerships with the private sector
Solutions We Propose
- Life skills training
- Mentorship: Veterans, grandparents, athletes, community leaders
- Trauma-informed individual and group therapy
- Animal-assisted counseling
- Meet basic needs, including medical
- Legal assistance, including immigration concerns
- Education and job opportunities
- Structured, yet relaxed, environment