Exotic dancing has been drawing in some Toronto students for as long as board social work co-ordinator Janis Beach can remember - and she has been working with students for 20 years.
For many, dancing is their entry point into the sex trade.
"The reason that they're doing it is for the easy money, and they're not really aware of the progression and the oppression of starting that cycle," she
"I think it's a wonderful idea to have a video that really points out how these things go and shows just how difficult it is to get out." Beach
believes a prevention program focused on Grade 7 and 8 students makes sense because most kids are still in school then.
"You lose your most vulnerable kids very soon after that." She
believes that if Streetlight
came into the classroom with a video and resource materials to lead the follow-up discussion, schools would jump at the opportunity.
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