Fri, May 19|
The Role of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Advocate with System Involved Youth
Nola Kesia Brantley
Time & Location
May 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Nola Kesia Brantley
The training is designed to equip providers with the knowledge and skills to more effectively work with system involved youth being commercially sexually exploited. The training will begin with a discussion on self-care and vicarious trauma. Next, the training will discuss relevant legislation, mandated reporting, and confidentiality. The training will then differentiate the roles of a case manager, mentor, and advocate to ensure participants understand their role. Next, the training will apply the Stages of Change Model to advocacy with survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The training will then discuss the role of advocates in multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings. Lastly, the training will discuss issues specific to advocates such as healthy boundaries, developing effective advocacy plans, safety planning, etc.
· Participants will be able to clearly explain the role of an advocate and an how to use the Stages of Change Model within efforts to support system involved youth.
· Participants will be able to identify at least three strategies they can utilize to prevent vicarious trauma while supporting system involved youth.
Participants will be able to build an advocacy plan with system-involved commercially sexually exploited youth.
10:00-10:15am Trainer & Topic Introductions
10:15-10:45am Defining Advocacy and Setting the foundation
10:45-11:00am The role of the mentor
11:00-11:15am The role of the case manager
11:15-11:30am Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
11:30am-12:00pm The role of the advocate
12:00-12:30pm Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
12:30-1:00pm Working with the MDT team
1:00-2:30pm Working with CSEC youth
2:30-2:45pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
2:45-3:15pm Advocating fir CSEC youth in the public systems
3:15-3:30pm Questions and Closing
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 (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.