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Chris Carey, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty; student Karma Rose Macias; and research associate Lana Teplinsky presented "Too Acute for Sub-Acute: Caregiver Perspectives on CSEC in Oregon" at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking
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Posted: November 29, 2017

Chris Carey, Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty; student Karma Rose Macias; and research associate Lana Teplinsky presented "Too Acute for Sub-Acute: Caregiver Perspectives on CSEC in Oregon" at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking and "Rules without Relationships = Rebellion. Interviews with Foster Parents of CSEC Survivors" at the National Conference on Juvenile Sex Trafficking. Research for the first presentation was funded in part by the Children’s Justice Act. This presentation addressed their significant findings on three consecutive studies that focused on (1) quantifying the scope of CSEC in the Portland Metro Area, (2) identifying the individual- and macro-level social determinants and pathways that exacerbate risk for, and protect against, sexual exploitation, and (3) investigating opportunities for systems-level intervention based on emerging trends in the data. The second presentation reported on the findings of a Children’s Justice Act funded research grant which interviewed and surveyed foster parents in Oregon who cared for children, youth and young adult survivors. This presentation shared lessons learned and provided recommendations for how to improve the system at multiple entry points: from foster parents, to child welfare workers, social service providers, judges, police, policy makers, researchers, and advocacy groups.