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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Program

Children and adolescents are being sold into a $150 billion annual market for sex and labor.  This is happening globally, and domestically; in urban and suburban areas.  Florida is ranked 3rd in the nation for the most calls to the national hotline for trafficking cases.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida, a part of the Devereux Foundation founded over 100 years ago, has a proven history of providing a wide variety of treatment programs for children who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual trauma. Devereux’s program model is based on advanced clinical expertise, evidence based approaches and techniques to help individuals transition from troubled lives to bright futures filled with personal accomplishments and hope. For over 30 years in Florida, Devereux has offered a full continuum of services for children who are victims of sexual abuse, sexual trauma and more recently sexual exploitation. 

Intensive Residential Treatment

The Devereux Viera Campus, has earned a reputable history of providing comprehensive treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual trauma. Our DELTA program, an enhanced clinical specialty track, is specifically designed to address the unique issues related to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and is provided in an intensive residential treatment setting with multiple levels of support. The Viera Campus offers a serene environment with options of locked and unlocked housing units, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group therapy, onsite psychiatric services, 24/7 nursing, specialized case management, in addition to an onsite k-12 accredited school. The fundamental components of this program include gaining an understanding of victimization and eventually empowering survivors to create a different life.

To make a referral or for more information, call 1-800-DEVEREUX ext. 176422 or email referral@devereux.org

Foster Care

Devereux Florida operates safe-foster homes, and provides wraparound therapeutic support for youth in traditional and therapeutic foster home settings, through the DELTA clinical program. Varying levels of services and support are provided to each foster family focusing on the individual needs of youth served. Foster families are specially trained, receiving trauma-focused clinical training in the area of sexual exploitation and are directly supported by a treatment team.  

For more information, email FLFosterCare@devereux.org.

Outpatient Counseling

Youth may face significant challenges during adolescence and early adulthood, placing them at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking. Devereux Florida offers specialized outpatient services to survivors of human trafficking, including those at-risk of sexual exploitation. Services are offered anywhere throughout the state in a telehealth service delivery model. 

To make a referral or for more information, email FLCOUNSELING@devereux.org  

Contact Us

For more information on Devereux Florida's specialized services for survivors of human trafficking, including those at-risk of sexual exploitation, email us at DevereuxFlorida@devereux.org

To Make a Referral: 

  • Intensive Residential Treatment - Call the Central Referral Unit at 1-800-DEVEREUX (800-338-3738) ext. 176422 or email referral@devereux.org.

  • Foster Care - To become a foster parent or for more information, or email FLFosterCare@devereux.org.  
  • Outpatient Counseling – To make a referral for outpatient counseling via a telehealth service delivery model, email  FLCOUNSELING@devereux.org.

How to Report Possible Trafficking:

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

  • If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited/trafficked in Florida, please call the Florida DCF Hotline: (800)96-ABUSE or the National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888)373-7888