Recorded on September 13, 2017
Explore research related to the commercial sex trafficking of minors. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, Ph.D., will present her research findings regarding traffickers, buyers and American Indian persons with an aim to improve system responses to victims. The first webinar in the three part series will examine research related to the perpetrators of commercial sex trafficking, including common characteristics and grooming methods.
Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Social Work at Arizona State University and Director of the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. Dominique has extensive clinical experience working with sexually abused children and adults and has been trained on trauma reduction techniques including EMDR. Dominique has worked as a private practitioner as well as provided a psychoeducation group to women in many settings (prisons, residential programs, women's resource center and diversion program). She is currently providing the group (named Esuba) at the Prostitution Diversion Program and supervising an Esuba group at a residential treatment program for adolescent girls who have been sexually exploited. She has published numerous articles about mental health and delinquency, prostitution and exiting challenges, and the mental health needs of women and youth in the correctional system.
During the webinar , you will: * Gain more awareness related to the victimology and incidences of commercial sex trafficking. * Explore how the research can be uses to support investigations. * Learn how to utilize research findings to improve responses to victims.