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Responding to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Skills for Advocates

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training is geared towards Advocates with foundational knowledge of sexual exploitation and trafficking. The workshop begins with a set of core practices for Advocates responding to CSEC to increase engagement and support clients across a range of activities, including developing skills and connections. Participants will also explore the specific needs, laws, services, and systems that youth are navigating.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the specific effects of harm, violence, and trauma experienced by commercially sexually exploited children.
  • Learn about Advocacy strategies to support clients navigating complex systems.
  • Explore coping strategies, protective factors, and resiliency practices to support stabilization and recovery.

About the trainer: Leslie Briner, MSW

For over 20 years, Leslie Briner has served families experiencing homelessness, youth with developmental disabilities, youth in the foster care system and, since 2005, has worked with youth impacted by sexual exploitation and trafficking. She has designed, implemented, and directed services for youth in a range of settings. And, developed extensive training on the topics of trafficking, trauma, and organizational practice. To date, she has trained over 8000 people as well as providing substantial technical assistance and consultation on these issues in Washington State and across the country.

Leslie operates Social Strategies, an education and consulting practice based in Seattle, Washington. She works as a consultant with YouthCare, Casey Family Programs, the Capacity Building Center for States, as well as being Associate Faculty at the University of Washington, School of Social Work where she earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) in 2010.

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Date: February 22
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Phone: 360-753-3703
Email: training@cacwa.org