HIGH RISK YOUTH Sextrade101.com – Public Awareness and Education

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Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
– Quote by Andrea Dworkin (September 26, 1946 – April 9, 2005)

The Average age one enters prostitution is 14 years old�

Who are these unfortunate children?

High Risk Children and Youth:

A child is at High Risk of entering into prostitution if s/he has experienced:

– Physical / Sexual Abuse
– Neglect and Emotional Unavailability
– Witnessing Abuse
– Separated or Divorced Parents
– Enforced Gender Defined Roles
– Family Member(s) or Friend(s) Involved in Sex Work
– Caregivers with Addiction Issues
– Poverty (but not limited to)
– Teen Moms
– Has Run Away
– Been Thrown Away
– Raised in Care i.e. Foster Care, Shelters, Group Homes etc

Red Flags:

These Red Flags are only a guide for parents who are concerned that their child may be involved with sex work:

Your child may be involved if s/he �

– has new crowd of friends, and/or older boyfriend
– often comes home late or not at all
– frequently skips school
– is sexually active
– becomes withdrawn
– has unexplained money or buys lavishly
– pays household bills with no explanation of where the money come from
– dresses more provocative
– carries a lot of condoms
– calls from a hotel more then once, or known to have frequent stays in hotels
– threatens someone else will take better care of them
– refers to men as to what s/he can get from them
– goes to bars, raves, after-hours, or all age clubs