Kanani Titchen, MD

UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital; American Medical Women's Association

PACE Resilience: Pediatric and Adolescent Cognition, Exploitation, & Resilience

  • Other Session
  • October 20 2021 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Youth are particularly vulnerable to labor and sex trafficking for a variety of reasons, including their innate dependence on adults, developmentally normal risk-taking behaviors, a reliance on their peers for affirmation and support, and adolescent neurobiology. Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and their impact on adult health outcomes have been studied for the past several decades, but only recently are physician scientists beginning to explore resilience factors in vulnerable youth. We will explore the factors that enable some survivors of human trafficking to not only recover but to *thrive,* and we'll touch on the immense opportunities that lie ahead in identifying resilience factors, reducing recidivism, and fostering prevention of human trafficking.

Objectives from viewing presentation:
1. Identify at least 3 health outcomes associated with adverse childhood events.
2. Identify at least 3 resilience factors.
3. Name or propose at least two resources that may facilitate resilience in the learner's own community.