Protecting our Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Foster youth or children who have been in the foster care system make up over 80% of children being sexually exploited. What can you do to prevent this from happening to your child? We talk with Audrey Morrissey, Co-Executive Director of My Life My Choice, a survivor-led nonprofit fighting sexual exploitation of youth.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What are some of the different forms that sexual exploitation can take?
  • What is included in sexual trafficking?
  • Internet exploitation.
  • How does grooming take place?
  • Are foster children disproportionately represented in the sexually exploited population?
  • Are children who have experienced trauma over represented?
  • Seeking love and connection.
  • Sexual exploit of boys?
  • What can parents do to protect their children?
  • What resources are available to parents and young people?

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Music Credit: Michael Ashworth

Image Credit: Julia M Cameron