The juxtaposition of silence, sexual violence and youth of color

The field of sexual violence historically has failed to recognize the impact intersectionality has on experiences and response to sexual violence.  For some there is limited appreciation for the fact that human trafficking survivors are also survivors of sexual violence.  This presentation will address the historical and ongoing failure of the sexual violence intervention movements to meet the needs of Youth Survivors of Color, the social injustice that often results in the sexual abuse to prison pipeline for these youth, and ways to engage in culturally-competent interventions to meet the needs of Communities of Color.