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Fri, Sep 13

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Online Event

Understanding Familial Sexual Abuse and Familial Sex Trafficking of System Involved Youth

Nicole Kelly, Psy.D. & Nancy Acosta, Psy.D.

Understanding Familial Sexual Abuse and Familial Sex Trafficking of System Involved Youth
Understanding Familial Sexual Abuse and Familial Sex Trafficking of System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Sep 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

 Nicole Kelly, Psy.D. & Nancy Acosta, Psy.D.

Training Description

Although familial sex trafficking has been a known pathway of entry into commercial sexual exploitation, it is often overlooked. This is problematic, since many youth who are system involved, or at high risk of system involvement, enter the sex trade this way. As more entities are learning about trafficking, familial trafficking is becoming a more prevalent point of discussion. This training will provide an overview of current data about familial trafficking, examples of it, warning signs and impacts of familial trafficking. The training will end with a discussion of strategies to support system-involved youth who have been trafficked by a family member.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Identify at least 1 example of familial trafficking;

· Identify at least 1 reason parents sell their children for sex; and

· Identify at least 1 way to support system-involved youth that have been trafficked by their families.

Agenda

9:00-9:15am  Welcome and Introductions

9:15-11:00am  Emotional regulation overview

· Overview of commercial sexual exploitation

· Defining familial sexual abuse

· Examples of familial sexual abuse

· Defining familial sex trafficking

· Prevalence of familial sex trafficking

· Risk factors for familial sex trafficking

· Hearing from survivors of familial sex trafficking

11:00-11:15am  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:15am-12:45pm  Emotional regulation overview

· Survivors sharing their experiences of being trafficked by family members

· Impact of familial sex trafficking

· Challenges with identifying trafficking survivors

· Identifying trafficking survivors

· Strategies to support trafficking survivors

· What can organizations do

12:45-1:00pm  Closing/Wrap-up

Meet Our Trainer

Nicole Kelly 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.

Nancy Acosta is a bilingual therapist who has 7 years of experience working with trauma at a sexual assault center. She has provided services to children and adults in various settings including outpatient community mental health centers, college counseling centers, crisis centers, and in an integrated behavioral health setting. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has experience providing training and supervision to doctoral level graduate students in trauma related topics including crisis intervention, vicarious trauma, and grounding techniques. In addition to developing a training manual for a student training program at a rape and crisis center, she also has experience supervising practicum students and providing support to staff and advocates. Nancy has experience working as a behavioral health consultant with multidisciplinary staff to improve recognition, treatment and management of behavioral problems and conditions.

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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