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Tue, Feb 06


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Strategies to Talk with System-Involved Youth About Dating, Boundaries and Sex

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

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Strategies to Talk with System-Involved Youth About Dating, Boundaries and Sex
Strategies to Talk with System-Involved Youth About Dating, Boundaries and Sex

Time & Location

Feb 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Training Description

It’s important social service providers, foster parents, guardians, and natural supports have ongoing dialogue with system-involved youth about dating, boundaries, and sex. Without these conversations, system-involved youth are left to navigate these topics on their own or with their peers. This training will equip you to have these crucial conversations which can improve outcomes for system involved youth.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to distinguish between healthy boundaries and unhealthy boundaries with system-involved youth.

· Participants will be able to identify 4 strategies for carrying-out conversations with system-involved youth about dating, sex and boundaries.

· Participants will be able to identify 3 different types of boundaries.


10:00-10:15am  Trainer and Topic Introductions

10:15-10:30am  Exploring our relationship with boundaries, dating and sex

10:30-10:45am  Talking to youth about boundaries

10:45-11:00am  Types of Boundaries: Time

11:00-11:15am  Types of Boundaries: Physical

11:15-11:30am  Types of Boundaries: Intellectual

11:30-11:45am  Types of Boundaries: Sexual

11:45am-12:00pm  Types of Boundaries: Emotional

12:00-12:30pm  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:30-12:45pm  Types of Boundaries: Material

12:45-1:00pm  Talking to youth about dating

1:00-1:15pm  Teen Dating Violence

1:15-1:30pm  Teen sexual activity

1:30-1:45pm  Delayed sexual activity

1:45-2:00pm  Risk factors for early sexual initiation

2:00-2:15pm  Protective factors for early sexual initiation

2:15-2:30pm  Talking to teens about waiting to have sex until ready

2:30-2:45pm  Talking with youth about sex

2:45-3:00pm  Questions & Answers, Closing

Meet Our Trainer

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!

T Ortiz, A.K.A. Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, is an international Anti-Trafficking Activist and Foster Youth Advocate. Beginning her work in

Oakland as an Inaugural WestCoast Children's Clinic Y.A.P. advocate and a co-collaborator and leader during the inception of M.I.S.S.S.E.Y, advocating for

Measure Y funding, and keynoting Alameda County's first HEAT conference. T is a leading force in advocating for the civil and social rights of all people, with

specialized expertise in highlighting the intersectionality between the child welfare system and domestic child sex trafficking. Her Federal work was vital in

the passing of The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and The JVTA (Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act). In 2021, she was Honored

by NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) as a “Hero Award” Recipient. In 2020, she was awarded “The Last Girl Award'' from Apne Aap

International (India). In 2014, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most influential People in the world”, a TIME Magazine “30 under 30” in 2013, and a

GLAMOUR Magazine “Woman of the Year '' in 2011. Her work has influenced many organizations including The United Nations, Google, The U.S. Congress,

The White House, The American Bar Association, The Aspen Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Institution. Notably, she has led a TEDx talk on Exploring

Sexuality after Trauma. She has successfully petitioned the Associated Press to utilize practices conscious of survivor trauma and circumstance with her

#NoSuchThingAsAChildProstitute Campaign. T is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Morgan State University holding a degree in Strategic Communications.

This course meets the qualifications for (4.5) 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.

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