Branded by Pimps But Rebranded by New Life

By: Sara Kim Human trafficking may be closer to our lives than many of us assume. Although many people in the United States picture poor areas of hunger-stricken countries when it comes to the phrase “human trafficking,” it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women and children in the U.S. are sold for sexual … Read more Branded by Pimps But Rebranded by New Life

Story of a Human Trafficking Survivor

By: Janice Tjeng   Jen Spry, a 42-year-old registered nurse, was once a victim of child trafficking. When she was 8, her neighbor caught her and the other children at her neighborhood, Norristown, Pennsylvania. She was tortured and sexually assaulted for two years as part of her daily routine from 3-6pm. At that time, no … Read more Story of a Human Trafficking Survivor

Mental Health Care for Immigrant Youth

By: Kristine Alarcon   On April 21, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)’s Dream Resource Center (DRC) released a study called “Pol(ICE) in My Head.” The study focused on the mental health of undocumented and uninsured youth revealing that there is limited access to health care for undocumented youth especially when it comes to … Read more Mental Health Care for Immigrant Youth

Release of “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Guide for Health Care Sector” Part 2

By Sharon E. Chin   Since victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking are exposed to such extreme situations, they have higher risk of experiencing physical and/or mental illness that may require treatment. The possibility of interaction between health provider and victim places health providers in unique positions where they can provide care and … Read more Release of “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Guide for Health Care Sector” Part 2

Release of “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Guide for Health Care Sector” Part 1

By Sharon E. Chin The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council has recently released an abridged version of the 2013 “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States” specifically developed for the health care sector. The original, a dense report at 465 pages, was first created to address sexual … Read more Release of “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Guide for Health Care Sector” Part 1