This presentation will identify behavioral health, medical, and law enforcement issues regarding domestic minor sex trafficking with a focus on risk factors, identification, treatment, prevention, and advocacy. Case studies will address the psychological impact, individual and group treatment for patients experiencing symptoms associated with their DMST involvement, the crucial practice-based skill of identifying and recognizing DMST involvement, the larger legal and policy/advocacy-based context of DMST, and the role of behavioral health professionals.
Recognize the presentation, medical, and psychological effects of domestic minor sex trafficking
Discuss ways to identify and respond to adolescent patients involved in DMST, including treatment that is developmentally appropriate and trauma-responsive
Describe the role of behavioral health professionals in facilitating the interdisciplinary approach and advocacy needed to optimize prevention, treatment, and recovery
Elizabeth Lowenhaupt MD, FAAP, CCHP, Brown University - Warren Alpert School of Medicine
Meagan Fitzgerald MS, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Amy Goldberg MD, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School