Fostering Parenthood

Breaking the cycle: Voices of trafficking survivors in foster care

May 08, 2023 National Center for Youth Law Season 2 Episode 2
Fostering Parenthood
Breaking the cycle: Voices of trafficking survivors in foster care
Show Notes

Content Warning: This episode discusses sensitive subjects, including abuse and child sexual exploitation. Please exercise discretion while listening.

Episode Description: 

This episode will give caregivers a new understanding of what youth in care who've experienced abuse and/or commercial sexual exploitation go through and how to support them. 

Guests on the show:

Brandy: Former foster youth, survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in foster care, member of the Youth Advisory Board at the Reproductive Health Equity Project 

Nola Brantley: Survivor of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, mother, MISSSEY’s Executive Director from the organization’s inception until 2014, founder of Nola Brantley Speaks, advocate for survivors of CSEC


Calls To Action: (45:30)

Talk to youth in care about CSEC early on (45:30)

Join youth where they’re at (45:45)

Help youth in care receive the resources they need (46:17)

About Fostering Parenthood:

Fostering Parenthood is a podcast by caregivers for caregivers promoting the healthy sexual development of foster youth, brought to you by the National Center for Youth Law and the Reproductive Health Equity Project.

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Fostering Parenthood is fully supported by grant number 1 TP2AH000066-01-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Population Affairs.