The Impact of Human Trafficking
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and human trafficking impact the lives of young people in communities and even in our homes. This overview will provide participants with information regarding the ways perpetrators target youth on social media and the internet, behavior of potential concern, and ways individuals and communities can contribute to youth safety.
Tammy L. Hopper brings more than 35 years of experience as a professional youth care worker (CYC-P) and Clinical Social Worker to her presentations and partnerships with organizations and communities. She has served as the Chair of the National Council on Youth Policy, the Director of Public Policy for the National Network for Youth and spent 20 years as a member of the National Safe Place Advisory Board. Tammy has conducted trainings in 42 states over the past 30 years and is recognized as a master facilitator of group process. Tammy is a certified trainer in trauma-informed care, Youth Thrive, Families Thrive, Child and Youth Care Certification Training, and others. Tammy has contributed to curricula for training on human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, trauma-informed care, understanding evidence-based practices, developmental outcomes, and positive youth development. Tammy is an advocate and enthusiastic believer in youth development and is committed to working with individuals and organizations that embrace the power and promise that comes from partnering with youth.