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      MAY 6, 2024 - (1:00 - 4:30 PM)

      • Understanding the Continuum of Child
        Sexual Abuse 3CE's
        May 6, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm
         
        Course Description

        This course is designed to explore the impact of childhood sexual abuse on youth. By integrating research and therapeutic theories, participants will understand the trauma patterns experienced by these youth and learn to develop personalized treatment plans. The course also addresses triggers for childhood sexual abuse survivors, emphasizing the need for compassionate care. Through a practical approach blending theory and research, social workers will gain essential tools to effectively support youth in their practice. 

        Educational Goals

        • Participants will be able to demonstrate skills in engaging caregivers in discussions about childhood sexual abuse with increased confidence and sensitivity.  
        • Participants will be able to engage in psychoeducation with colleagues about the profound impact of childhood sexual abuse, showing enhanced insight and the ability to contribute meaningfully to collaborative dialogues on this issue.

         

        Course Outline

        • Relationships with youth and families start with the relationship you have with yourself
        • Vulnerability and Owning our own stories
        • Defining Childhood Sexual Abuse
        • Types of Child Sexual Abuse
        • Traveling the continuum of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and commercial sexual exploitation
        • A survivor's story of traveling the continuum of sexual abuse
        • Signs of childhood sexual abuse
        • Understanding shame with sexual abuse victims/survivors
        • Risk factors of childhood sexual abuse
        • Grooming and Effects of childhood sexual abuse
        • Highlighting male sexual abuse 
        • Supporting sexual abuse survivors

         

        Nola BrantleyNola Brantley

        Nola Brantley, Founder & CEO of Nola Brantley Speaks, is a highly respected advocate renowned for her pivotal role in championing awareness and advocacy efforts surrounding Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in California since 2004. With a profound understanding of the traumatic experiences endured by sex trafficking victims, Nola has emerged as a national voice on the issue, captivating audiences with her impassioned and informative public speaking engagements. Drawing from her own journey through abuse and trauma, Nola possesses a unique insight into the intersecting risk factors of poverty, generational trauma, foster care involvement, and misuse of power that underlie the pervasive exploitation and violence affecting youth in the U.S. Her unwavering dedication has not only shed light on the plight of marginalized youth but has also mobilized tangible support and resources for this vulnerable population. As a visionary in the field, Nola has developed groundbreaking aftercare strategies for survivors of abuse, sharing her expertise with audiences worldwide. In her current role as a child sex trafficking subject matter expert and esteemed master-trainer at Nola Brantley Speaks, she has empowered over 350,000 professionals and community members with innovative approaches to addressing trauma and supporting exploited youth.

         

      MAY 13, 2024 - (1:00 - 4:30 PM)

      • How to Have Empowering Conversations 
        with Students About Internet Safety3CE's
        May 13, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm
         
        Course Description

        Technology has radically changed many things about the lives of students. One of the most complex problems to deal with is the repercussions of students sharing explicit images of themselves with others online. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline receives reports that include this type of content depicting children of all ages. We will share recent CyberTipline data and research about this issue. And then we will discuss how to apply trauma-informed approach to helping students whose self-generated images are circulating online and who may be blackmailed, threatened, or experience other kinds of harassment as a result. We will also talk about prevention messages and resources related to sexting and other types of self-generated images for all age groups. 

        Educational Goals

        • Empower school support staff to engage with elementary and secondary students about how to stay safer online.
        • Provide school support staff with practical tools that facilitate conversations about internet safety with elementary and secondary students.  

         

        Course Outline

        • NCMEC and CyberTipline overview
        • Trends in self-generated content
        • Rethinking current approaches to prevention messaging
        • New approaches to prevention messaging and specific NCMEC resources to use for each approach
        • Additional supports for children and families

         

         

        Tina Bigdeli, M.S.W.Tina Bigdeli, M.S.W

        Tina Bigdeli joined the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2017. As the Senior Program Manager of Outreach, she is responsible for developing and implementing a national outreach strategy to increase awareness and use of NCMEC’s services, resources, and programs. Prior to joining NCMEC, Tina served as the Director of Prevention Education at FAIR Girls, where she led the strategic planning, evaluation, and implementation of FAIR Girls' human trafficking prevention education initiatives in Washington, DC and Maryland. She is a seasoned trainer and community educator, with over 10 years of experience working to end sexual violence and exploitation. Tina earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Social Work from Howard University.

         

         

      May 16, 2024 - (1:00 - 4:30PM)

      • The Impact of Trauma on Commercially
        Sexually Exploited Youth3CE's
         
        May 16, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm
         
        Course Description

        This course focuses on understanding and addressing trauma in commercially sexually exploited youth, offering vital insights for professionals working with CSE youth. Participants will learn to recognize trauma triggers, develop compassionate care strategies, and tailor treatment plans effectively. Grounded in research and best practices, this course equips attendees with the tools to support these vulnerable youth populations comprehensively.

        Educational Objectives

        • Participants will be equipped to engage in meaningful conversations with commercially sexually exploited youth about trauma triggers, fostering trust and understanding.
        • Participants will be able to engage in collaborative discussions with colleagues to deepen their understanding of the impact of trauma on commercially sexually exploited youth.

         

        Course Outline

        • Overview of Trauma/Defining Trauma
        • Understanding Trauma Across the Lifespan
        • Types of Trauma
        • The Continuum of Childhood Sexual Abuse
        • Stories from Sex Trafficking Survivors
        • Prevalence of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth
        • The Impact of Trauma
        • Trauma Triggers
        • Understanding the Impact of Complex Trauma
        • Common Responses to Trauma
        • Tips to Prevent Re-Traumatization
         

        Nola BrantleyNola Brantley

        Nola Brantley, Founder & CEO of Nola Brantley Speaks, is a highly respected advocate renowned for her pivotal role in championing awareness and advocacy efforts surrounding Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in California since 2004. With a profound understanding of the traumatic experiences endured by sex trafficking victims, Nola has emerged as a national voice on the issue, captivating audiences with her impassioned and informative public speaking engagements. Drawing from her own journey through abuse and trauma, Nola possesses a unique insight into the intersecting risk factors of poverty, generational trauma, foster care involvement, and misuse of power that underlie the pervasive exploitation and violence affecting youth in the U.S. Her unwavering dedication has not only shed light on the plight of marginalized youth but has also mobilized tangible support and resources for this vulnerable population. As a visionary in the field, Nola has developed groundbreaking aftercare strategies for survivors of abuse, sharing her expertise with audiences worldwide. In her current role as a child sex trafficking subject matter expert and esteemed master-trainer at Nola Brantley Speaks, she has empowered over 350,000 professionals and community members with innovative approaches to addressing trauma and supporting exploited youth.

         

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