School Nurses on the Front Lines of Healthcare: Recognizing the Signs and Putting the "BRAKES" on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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Abstract

Through a presented case scenario, this article describes the assessment and management of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), which includes sex trafficking, as relevant for the school nurse. CSEC is a major public health problem globally, nationally, and locally, even infiltrating school hallways. School nurses may be the last point of possible intervention for potential or actual victims of CSEC, therefore, it is vital for a school nurse to be able to recognize, report, and assist with advocacy and prevention efforts in the school community to put the brakes on the exploitation of children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalNASN school nurse (Print)
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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