Fri, May 05|
Applying Harm Reduction with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
Nola Kesia Brantley
Time & Location
May 05, 2023, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Nola Kesia Brantley
Foster youth are at high risk of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), so it is necessary for those who support them to learn how to effectively support them towards improved outcomes. Harm reduction is being identified as a best practice for CSEC. This 1-day training will provide an overview of harm reduction and how to apply it most effectively with CSEC. The trainers will focus on applying harm reduction principles in alignment with the Stages of Change model with system involved youth. The training will also include some information on risk identification and safety planning.
1. Participants will be able to explain harm reduction.
2. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 harm reduction principles with system involved youth.
3. Participants will be able to state at least 3 harm reduction strategies they can utilize with system involved youth exploited in the commercial sex industry.
9:30-9:45am Welcome and introductions
9:45-10:15am Defining Harm Reduction
10:15-10:45am How Harm Reduction Applies to Us
10:45-11:00am Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
11:00-11:30am Harm reduction fundamentals: The Harm Reduction Continuum, Rescuing Victims
11:30am-12:00pm Harm Reduction and CSE
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
1:00-2:00pm Applying Harm Reduction Principles
2:00-2:30pm Harm Reduction in CSE
2:30-3:00pm Stages of Change and Safety Planning
4:15-4:30pm Wrap Up
Meet Our Trainers
Nola Kesia Brantley, CEO & Founder of Nola Brantley Speaks has become nationally recognized as a powerful Survivor voice for the issue of child sex trafficking through her moving and information packed public speaking. Her hard work and perpetual vigilance has brought both focus and concrete resources to this chronically underserved and largely unrecognized population of victimized youth. Nola’s approach aims to be holistic!
This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) BBS CE Hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.