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2016 ISPCAN Global Institute
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A focus on child trafficking.

When: 1/24/2016
Where: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
San Diego, California 
United States
Contact: Candace Larue

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Child Trafficking: An Issue Every Country Faces

A pre-conference event at the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The full program for this conference is available here



Jordan Greenbaum, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Darlene C. Lynch, Expert Legal Consultant to ECPAT International - Access to Justice and Remedies: Challenges for Child Victims of Sexual Trafficking (PDF)

Samantha Mundeta, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Joan van Niekerk, ISPCAN President, moderator - Trafficking: The Palermo Protocol: what it means for children (PDF)





New techniques around the world are helping professionals understand the impact of child trafficking, which represents a gross human rights violation that involves sexual or labor exploitation, other forms of slavery, child marriage, forced marriage, and organ removal. Force, fraud and coercion, while very often present, are not required when the victim is less than 18 years old. Human trafficking involves adults and children and has been identified in all regions of the world. The types and distribution of child trafficking vary somewhat around the world, but the complex trauma, adverse emotional and physical consequences, and the extensive needs of victims are universal. In this institute, participants will receive a broad overview of the current status of child trafficking around the globe, including epidemiology, risk factors, possible indicators, and conditions experienced during the period of exploitation.  The overview will describe adverse emotional and physical effects associated with child trafficking, and discuss the immense and varied needs of identified victims. The aftermath of trafficking will be discussed, including long term effects, re-trafficking risks, and challenges of integration back into society. The institute will cover legal aspects of child trafficking, including international protocols and treaties. There will be a case study describing specific challenges faced by an individual country. Finally, the session will include a discussion of a new project undertaken by ISPCAN to identify training resources for professionals around the globe. Audience participation will be solicited as future steps for ISPCAN’s project are discussed. Registration fee includes a lunch voucher. 



At the end of the institute the participant will be able to

  1. Describe the scope of child trafficking throughout the world, and identify factors that place children at increased risk
  2. Recall the adverse emotional and physical consequences of child exploitation
  3. Recall the major international treaties and conventions addressing human trafficking  
  4. Describe some of the challenges governments and service providers face as they tackle the problem of child trafficking

Registration Fees (on-line registration closes Monday, January 11, 2016):

Developed Country – ISPCAN Members                                                      $125

Developed Country – non-Members                                                           $165

Developing Country – flat rate                                                                    $65

New/renewing ISPCAN membership for 2016 Developed Country             $165

New/renewing ISPCAN membership for 2016 Developing Country            $65

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