Jane Doe Inc.’s Training Institute Presents:
Trafficking and Exploitation:
Understanding, Recognizing, and Intervening
DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2013
TIME: 10am to 12 noon
(registration begins at 9:30 )
WHERE: Harvard Pilgrim, Wellesley MA
Wellesley Gateway Building
93 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Please register by June 24
This workshop has been developed for JDI member programs, DPH funded rape crisis centers and JDI invited guests.
Please note: There is no fee for this workshop and we ask that all participants pre-register.
Food will not be served; there is a cafeteria on site and/or you may bring your own.
About the workshop: This interactive workshop by Lisa Goldblatt Grace and Ann Wilkinson from the My Life My Choice Program at Justice Resource Institute will provide an overview of the current research and offer participants a framework to understand, recognize and intervene on behalf of those experiencing trauma related sexual exploitation.
The goals of this day include:
· To understand the current research related to the exploitation of adolescent girls, the role of pimps and the process of recruitment, and the clinical dynamics of involvement;
· To understand the risk factors that make girls disproportionately vulnerable to exploitation
· To understand the potential paths for leaving “the Life” and finding safety and stability;
· To understand their role in identifying victims and helping girls exit;
· To learn a trauma-informed, clinical framework for providing support to victims of exploitation; and
· To collaborate around area resources for helping girls leave “the Life”.
About the trainers:
Lisa Goldblatt Grace has been working with vulnerable young people in a variety of capacities for twenty years. Her professional experience includes running a long term shelter for homeless teen parents, developing a diversion program for violent youth offenders, and working in outpatient mental health, health promotion, and residential treatment settings. Lisa is the Co-Founder and Director of the My Life My Choice Project since 2002. Lisa has served as a consultant to the Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court’s “Redesigning the Court’s Response to Prostitution” project and as a primary researcher on the U.S. Health and Human Services study of programs serving human trafficking victims. Lisa has written in a variety of publications regarding commercial sexual exploitation. In addition, Lisa is Adjunct Faculty at the Boston University School of Social Work. Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and holds masters degrees in both social work and public health.
Ann Wilkinson has been a Mentor and Group Facilitator for MLMC since 2006. Ann brings eighteen years of experience as Counselor, Group Facilitator, and Mentor to multi-stressed youth and women. Prior to coming to My Life My Choice, Ann worked in the fields of domestic violence, homelessness, and substance abuse treatment in a variety of leadership roles. Her work experience has included being the Senior Manager at Elizabeth Stone House, and the Director of Women’s Programs at Peace at Home. Ann utilizes her personal experiences in “the Life” to inform the work she does with adolescent girls and adult women, helping them build a life free from exploitation.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION SUMMARY:
DATE: Thursday June 27, 2013
TIME: 10 am -12 noon (registration is at 9:30)
WHERE: Harvard Pilgrim, Wellesley Gateway Building
93 Worcester St., Wellesley MA
Pre-registration is required. Thank you in advance for arriving on time. Note: food will not be served; there is an on-site cafeteria or you may bring your own.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that if you are unable to arrive, please notify JDI 48 hours before the day of the workshop at email@example.com
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact Jane Doe Inc. at ph: 617-557-1829, fax: 617-248-0902, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or TTY: 617-263-2200, three weeks prior to the workshop.