153 – Homeless Youth: Risk and Resilience

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Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss the connection between homelessness and both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. They talk about the problems that arise when youths age out of the welfare system and how non-profits need to expand their view of success to include prevention, not just rescues.

Key Points

  • Youths in early stages of mental development don’t have well-developed ways to manage risk.
  • The vast majority of youths aging out of our welfare system do not have a plan.
  • 81% of labor trafficking cases involve forced drug dealing.
  • Humans are naturally drawn to sensational stories, and successfully preventing human trafficking does not attract as much attention as rescuing a victim from human trafficking.
  • We need to expand what our vision of success is to include prevention.


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