Healing Shame with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth and Young Adults
Time & Location
About the Event
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D., & Nola Brantley
This 1-day training will provide an overview of shame and involvement in the commercial sex industry and how it can present in treatment. Given the number of system-involved youth involved in the commercial sex industry, it’s vital for providers to understand how shame presents. The workshop will also focus on strategies to heal shame with youth and young adults who have been commercially sexually exploited. Participants will learn about self-compassion and strategies to practice self-compassion with commercially sexually exploited youth and young adults.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 2 factors contributing to the shame commercial sexual exploitation survivors experience
- Participants will be able to describe at least 1 way foster youth tend to respond when they experience shame
- Participants will be able to describe the 3 components of self-compassion
- Participants will be able to teach foster youth at least 1 strategy to increase their self-compassion
9:30a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Welcome, understanding shame
11:30a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The experience of shame with trauma survivors
12:30p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shame and involvement in the commercial sex industry
3:00p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:15p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Self-compassion
4:15p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing (Q&A) and Evaluations
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 and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.