Applying Harm Reduction with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
Time & Location
About the Event
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. & Nola Brantley
Foster youth are at high risk of commercial sexual exploitation, so it is necessary for social service providers to learn how to effectively work with them. Harm reduction is being identified as a best practice for CSEC. This 1-day training will provide an overview of harm reduction and apply it with CSEC. The trainers will focus on applying harm reduction principles in alignment with the Stages of Change model with system involved youth. The trainers will also touch on risk identification and safety planning.
- Participants will be able to define harm reduction.
- Participants will be able to describe why harm reduction principles are a necessary when supporting foster youth exploited in the commercial sex industry.
- Participants will be able to apply harm reduction principles with system involved youth when they in different stages in the Stages of Change model.
- Participants will be able to list at least 3 harm reduction strategies that can utilize with foster youth exploited in the commercial sex industry.
9:30am-9:45am Welcome and introductions
9:45am-11:00am Harm reduction fundamentals
11:00am-11:15am Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:15am-12:30pm Harm reduction fundamentals
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30pm-3:00pm Harm reduction strategies
3:00pm-3:15pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
4:15pm-4:30pm Closing and evals
Meet Our Trainers
Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.
Nola 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 CEUs 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.