Eckert Lecture on Health & Inequality
part of our Spring 2023 Social Sciences Forum
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : 7th floor
Date & Time
April 5, 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Public Health
Chair, Department of Sociology
Georgia State University
Adverse Childhood Events, Trafficking,
and the Health of Runaway and Homeless Youth
Over the past decade, global interest in trafficking has grown significantly. Wright will provide an overview of his 2018 Atlanta Youth Count, a community-engaged study of runaway and homeless youth (RHY), that was designed to estimate the size of the RHY population in metro-Atlanta and the nature and extent of these vulnerable people’s involvement of sex and labor trafficking. His work highlights the special significance of early adverse childhood events in shaping both their health and well-being as well as their risk of being trafficked.
Organized by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health. Cosponsored by the departments of Psychology and Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies, and the Center for Social Science Scholarship.
Photo provided by E. Wright.