WSU Psy.D Candidate IDs Sex Trafficking

prostitution sting

WDTN – Dayton, Ohio

Michelle Sobon decided during her undergraduate studies that she wanted to help children escape the sex trafficking industry.

Now, the Wright State University Psy.D candidate is writing her dissertation on the subject and is an anti trafficking advocate.  She says socio-economics don’t always play a role in identifying who is at risk.  She wants social workers, teachers, youth workers and parents to be able to pinpoint the youngster who might either be connected, or shows the signs of being potential prey to sex trafficking.

Sobon says, “we know girls who seem stable and there are kids who have holes in their social safety nets – new to the foster care system or  with negligent parenting without good supervision.”

Local organizations – Be Free Dayton and Oasis House can help identify young people who might be at high risk for sex traffickers.

befreedayton.org, or oasisforwomen.org

 

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