Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY)
Note: The MISSSEY program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Commercially sexually exploited youth 11-18 years of age
MISSSEY advocates and facilitates the empowerment and inner transformation of sexually exploited youth by holistically addressing their specific needs. MISSSEY collaborates to bring about systemic and community change to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth through raising awareness, education, and policy development.
MISSSEY provides direct services to commercially sexually exploited youth. Training, technical information, and workshops for social agencies, law enforcement, and members of the community are also provided:
- Direct Services: MISSSEY provides direct services to commercially sexually exploited children and young women, which includes case management, resource services, and the program’s Safe Place Alternative (SPA) drop-in recovery center. The program also provides commercially sexually exploited children with client advocacy, case management, and additional recovery and transition services.
- Training & Workshops: MISSSEY supports professionals in the field, community groups, and volunteers through specialized training and workshops on domestic human trafficking, the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and similar issues.
- Mentorship Services: MISSSEY collaborates with local agencies and Alameda County Juvenile Probation to provide group mentoring and intensive one-on-one mentoring to girls age 12-18 who are survivors of, or at high risk for, commercial sexual exploitation. The girls are matched with volunteer mentors from their communities that meet with them weekly to provide guidance and support.
- Employment Program: MISSSEY provides year-round employment training and worksite placements for girls between the ages of 15-18 residing in Alameda County who meet the program criteria. The girls are able to gain valuable on the job experience and receive on-going training and professional development opportunities
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY).
No reference materials are currently available for Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY).
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2017
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013