Online Program

Epidemiological review of global commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Manley Finch, PhD, MPH, HIV Nutrition Network, NPO, Irmo, SC
William W. Thompson, PhD, CDC, NCHHSTP, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The primary purpose is to create awareness of the pandemic spread of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and the role epidemiology can play in assessment, policy making, and assurance. The purpose of this session is to provide epidemiologists, public health practitioners, public health researchers, and public health policy makers with a thorough understanding of the increasing prevalence of CSEC in the USA and globally. Further, to discuss the impact, cost, and burden to society, population health, and the health care system created by the rising tide of CSEC in the USA and globally. The critically important role of epidemiology in the assessment, policy making process, assurance, intervention, and evaluation initiatives in CSEC will be discussed. Epidemiological surveillance, data generation, and evidence opportunities, knowledge gaps and needs will be discussed. A call to action will be provided for discussion.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the incidence and prevalence of CSEC globally, regionally, and within the USA. Evaluate recent policy, law enforcement, and agencies working to stem the tide of CSEC. Assess the relationship of internet pornography, sexual tourism, child abuse and CSEC.

Keyword(s): Child Abuse, Children's Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Manley volunteers as the Executive Director of the HIV Nutrition Network, a not for profit HIV Advocacy Group promoting healthy nutrition amongst those with HIV/AIDS. Manley is an active member of the APHA Epidemiology Section; he is the Chair of the Epidemiology Policy Committee, Co-Chair of the Mental Health Committee, and reviews abstracts, papers, and sessions for various epidemiology journals. He is the Secretary of the Joint Policy Committee of the International Societies of Epidemiology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.