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Ep. 14 | The War Against Human Trafficking

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Program Notes

Are there topics that you find hard to address but know they are essential to understand?

Lesley recently spent a few hours with Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on human trafficking.

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Through WWSK, they are sharing some of that conversation as a means of spreading valuable insights. Join us as they discuss the enormous spread of trafficking in this country and the challenges faced by individuals like Dr. Roe-Sepowitz who are deep in the fight to create resolutions. Dr. Roe-Sepowitz also shares effective approaches for teaching our kids how to avoid becoming victims, along with access to the pamphlets she and her team created for educating parents and educators in easily identifying red flags.

About Dominique

In 2018, Dr. Roe-Sepowitz presented a TedX, Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking Next Door.  She is an Associate Professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work and the founder and director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.  She leads initiatives working with partners including law enforcement, social service providers, and survivor support organizations. Dr. Roe-Sepowitz is the Clinical Director of Phoenix Starfish Place, a HUD funded supportive permanent housing program for sex trafficking women and their children.  She is the Principal Investigator on a numerous state and federal grants and is a Co-Principal Investigator on a five-year National Science Foundation Grant exploring illicit networks that facilitate human trafficking.  Dr. Roe-Sepowitz is on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Trafficking and has more than 35 peer review publications.  Dr. Roe-Sepowitz was interviewed in the 2019 PBS Frontline documentary Sex Trafficking in America.


Dominique Roe-Sepowitz TEDx talk

Contact Dominique Roe-Sepowitz: ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research Website:

Materials for parents and teens to discuss sex trafficking:

School Sex Trafficking Prevention website:

Sex Trafficking in America- PBS Documentary, Frontline-

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