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Wed, Apr 17


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Consent verses Coercion with System-Involved Youth

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

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Consent verses Coercion with System-Involved Youth
Consent verses Coercion with System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Training Description

Trauma can impact one’s sense of self-worth, experience of love, and skew one’s boundaries. So, it’s essential to have ongoing dialogue with system-involved youth about consent and coercion. This training will explore examples of how youth are coerced into commercial sexual exploitation and coerced into staying involved in it. We’ll look at ways to engage youth in dialogue about consent and why they deserve to have their boundaries respected. We’ll also talk about how to help youth respect other people’s boundaries.

Learning Objectives

• Participants will be able to distinguish between consent and coercion.

• Participants will be able to identify at least 1 challenge system involved youth involved in the commercial sex industry have with setting boundaries.

• Participants will be able identify at least 3 strategies to talk with system involved youth about consent and coercion.


1:00-1:15pm  Welcome and Introductions

1:15-1:30pm  Consent Over Ones Own Lifetime

1:30-1:45pm  What is Coercion?

1:45-2:00pm  What is Consent?

2:00-2:15pm  Consent verses Coercion

2:15-2:30pm  Consent Starts Early

2:30-2:45pm  Talking to Kids About Consent Ages 0-5

2:45-3:00pm  Talking to Kids About Consent Ages 6-12

3:00-3:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:15-3:30pm  Talking to Kids About Consent Ages 13-18

3:30-3:45pm  Victim Blaming

3:45-4:00pm  Consent Verses Coercion Scenarios

4:00-4:15pm  Discussions with Youth Role Plays

4:15-4:30pm  Boundaries in Challenging Scenarios

4:30-4:45pm  Discussions with Youth Role Plays

4:45-5:00pm  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 (3.75) 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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