Prostitution vs. Sex Trafficking: Emerging Issues, Strategies and Best Practices

Joan Blakey MSW PhD, Chair and Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, UW-Milwaukee

This presentation focuses on and highlights the main differences between prostitution and sex trafficking, and how these differences impact social work practice. In addition to discussing current strategies being used to address prostitution/sex trafficking, including the benefits and drawbacks of each strategy, and how to work with women who have histories of prostitution and/or sex trafficking, Professor Blakey is also going to discuss action steps for community members and nonprofit organizations.