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Crystal DeBoise presents “Human Trafficking and Sex Work: Identification and Special Considerations”

NYATN Steering Committee member Crystal DeBoise of the Urban Justice Center presented to social workers of Beth Israel Hospital  on November 11, 2011.  The presentation, titled “Human Trafficking and Sex Work: Identification and Special Considerations” was aimed to increase identification of trafficking survivors and sex workers in need of services throughout all hospital departments where social workers are located, including emergency room, substance abuse, rape crisis, and domestic violence services.  Hospital social workers engaged in discussion on identifying red flags of human trafficking and making successful, limited contact interventions.  The presentation also introduced best practices for working effectively and sensitively with sex workers who are victims of crime and/or who have special needs.

Crystal DeBoise is currently the Co-Director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.  Crystal previously founded one of the first human trafficking services programs at the New York Association for New Americans.  She’s a licensed social worker who has been working with survivors of gender-based violence since 1998.

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