Foster Youth and Domestic Trafficking: An Unaddressed Relationship
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One in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
Women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rates of intimate violence ~ nearly 20 per 1000 women.
The majority of parents (54%) Admit they have not spokento their child about dating violence.
81% of parents surveyed either believe teendating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.
Nearly 50% of adult sex offenders report committing their first sexual offenses prior to the age of 18.
Every day, nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted in the United States.
Young children are not the mostcommon victims of abduction.
Teenagers are the most frequent victims of both non-family abductions and stereotypical kidnappings.
The FBI estimates that well over 100,000 children and young women between the ages of 9 to 19 are trafficked in America today.
California receives the highest percentage of human trafficking calls in the US. (Tracked at 15.59% )
Foster youth are more at risk of abduction due to previous psychological trauma, lack ofparental support, inconsistent placements, and homelessness.
70% of the native-born sex trafficking victims in the United States are foster children.
Resources For immediate assistance or to talk to a trained advocate: Call the National Dating Abuse Helpline 24 hrs. a day 1-866-331-9474 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE www.teendvmonth.org
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