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November 2023 Newsletter and Updates

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November Newsletter 2023

Cast Applauds LA Board of Supervisors Motion to Take a Public Health Approach to Human Trafficking and Mental Health and Housing for Survivors

Cast applauds recent motions by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to address the housing and mental health needs of survivors of violence. We are encouraged by the County’s adoption of a public health perspective when addressing human trafficking. Cast has over 25 years of experience providing direct services for survivors of all forms of trafficking across Los Angeles County, and supporting policy, training, technical assistance. As an authority on human trafficking, Cast has presented several recommendations to the LA County Board of Supervisors. We invite you to read about Cast’s analysis and recommendations aimed at improving the mental health and physical safety of women who are fleeing domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in our support letter.

Cast Letter on BOS Motions_17 Nov 2023

PTSD and Survivors of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking can have long-term effects on survivors’ mental health. Additionally, many of the conditions that make people vulnerable to trafficking, such as poverty and discrimination, can also have long-term effects on mental health.³ One of the most common outcomes is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This briefing note explores the impact of Cast’s Community Case Management services on identifying & addressing PTSD among trafficking survivors. Read more of our Briefing Note on PTSD below.

Briefing Note – PTSD Among Human Trafficking Survivors in Community Case Management (1)