Online Program

Teenage Sex for Sale

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Pamela Luna, DrPH, MST, Professional Development/Curriculum and Instruction/Community Organizing/Program Management, Consultant-RAND Corp & ICF International, Riverside, CA
Created by DA's office spokesman, Chris Lee, the three-year project, Teenage $ex 4 $ale, looks at the problem of prostitution, specifically child prostitution in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

"Chris did an amazing job," said District Attorney Mike Ramos who said he waited to see the film until Thursday night so he could enjoy it with everyone else.

The documentary followed law enforcement officers, members of the California Against Sexual Exploitation of Minors or CASE taskforce and some of the women and girls themselves telling the story of human trafficking on the streets of San Bernardino County.

At one point, a woman who was not identified, revealed she had been a child prostitute. While at a CASE presentation and meeting she cried out, "Where was this when I was out there?"

Not only did the film document the problems with child sex trafficking but also showed how some are fighting back.

Pastor Paula Daniels with Forgotten Children, Inc. was able to open Rachel's House in San Bernardino in order to help the women and girls trying to get away from their abusing pimps.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Discuss types of human trafficking Identify warning signs of individuals being trafficked.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Pamela Luna DrPH, MST and noted advocate for children and youth. Senior Consultant to RAND, Corp on drug use prevention for 25 years, author of peer-reviewed articles and co-chair, APHA Film Festival Contacted and coordinated with San Bernardino County to provide the film for screening.
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.