September 18 – CARE 18 LA ~ Men Standing Against Trafficking

Wednesday, September 16th @ 11am
The Dream Center
2301 Bellevue Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Silent Witness of Men Standing Against Trafficking
September 18th, 2015 from 10-11:18pm
1941 W Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

REGISTER HERE FOR MEN STANDING AGAINST TRAFFICKING

Save the Date!
FIAT: Faith Initiative Against Trafficking
October 24th, 2015 at 10am (HT101 at 9am)
2222 Palos Verdes Dr N,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

REGISTER HERE FOR FIAT

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July 27 – Webinar Series: Serving Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Serving Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking: Intervention

The MECP and AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program invite you to participate in this month’s webinar entitled, “Serving Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking- Part 2” with Leslie Briner, Commercial Sexual Exploitation Training and Policy Coordinator for YouthCare. Leslie also operates Notes from the Ground, a training and consulting practice in Seattle, focused on developing resources and capacity to respond to sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. 

Ms. Briner will expand upon last month’s webinar to discuss intervention strategies for victims of sex trafficking. She will also examine how service providers can improve intervention efforts through relationship building, harm reduction and safety planning. Participants are encouraged to review Part I prior to participating in this month’s event.

Participants will: 

* Identify the stages of change among victims who have been sexually exploited
* Identify tools and techniques to improve rapport with victims and properly intervene
* Learn how to discuss safety and incorporate safety planning with victims

To register for this webinar, select the title below:

 Serving Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking: Intervention

July 27th, 2015

2:00-3:00 PM ET

About the Presenter 

Leslie Briner has worked in the field of direct services with children, youth and families for eighteen years. She began working in programs serving families experiencing homelessness, youth with developmental disabilities, youth in the foster care system and with commercially sexually exploited (CSE) youth. Leslie served as the Program Director of Youth Services at SAGE (Standing Against Global Exploitation) in San Francisco, CA from 2005 to 2007. After relocating to Seattle to attend graduate school she consulted for the City of Seattle Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division and developed 40-hour, community-based training and programming to respond to sexually exploited youth.  In 2010, Leslie joined YouthCare. She is charged with implementing the Bridge Continuum of Services for Sexually Exploited Youth in Seattle, WA. 

 Currently, Leslie is the part time Commercial Sexual Exploitation Training and Policy Coordinator for YouthCare and she teaches social work at the University of Washington, School of Social Work. Leslie is board member for the Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) and for Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST). In all aspects of life, Ms. Briner is committed to social justice values and practices. Leslie is originally from the San Francisco, Bay Area. She relocated to Seattle in 2007 and holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Washington.

 

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August 18 – Men Standing Against Trafficking

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Men Standing Against Trafficking

Human Trafficking is happening here in our own backyards.  As the men of Los Angeles, we’re not willing to let it continue.  Stand up for the voiceless.  Stand against the abusers. Stand together as protectors of the innocent. Stand. It’s that simple.

We meet the 18th of each month at trafficking hotspots across LA. On August 18th we will meet at 555 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is free in the lot and there is additional street parking if needed.

Register by clicking on any of the dates below:

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, August 18th – Long Beach

Friday, September 18th – South LA

Sunday, October 18th – TBD

We stand from 10 pm-11:18 pm.  One hour and 18 minutes of silent witness.

  • 9:00-9:30 Arrive, find parking, check in, sign banner & get event T-shirt (if desired)
  • 9:30 Quick orientation
  • 10:00-11:18 Stand at designated location
  • Walk back to cars and go home

Half the proceeds will be used to resource organizations within the hotspot area and half will be used to continue the fight across LA.

Wear a white shirt and jeans to demonstrate your solidarity. While we prefer for advance RSVP’s for planning purposes you are welcome to just show up on the night of as well if you are able! Event t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. Event is open to only to men 18 and over.

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July 8 – CSEC Awareness Training

CSEC Awareness Training

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June 18 – Men Standing Against Trafficking

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Human Trafficking is happening here in our own backyards.  As the men of Los Angeles, we’re not willing to let it continue.  Stand up for the voiceless.  Stand against the abusers. Stand together as protectors of the innocent. Stand. It’s that simple.

We meet the 18th of each month at trafficking hotspots across LA.  REGISTER HERE

June 18 we are meeting at MacArthur Park where Wilshire meets South Park View. Pre-arranged parking details will be sent prior to event. We stand from 10 pm-11:18 pm.  One hour and 18 minutes of silent witness.

  • 9:00-9:30Arrive, find parking, check in, sign banner & get event T-shirt (if desired)
  • 9:30Quick orientation in park at SE corner of Wilshire and South Park View
  • 10:00-11:18Stand at designated location
  • Walk back to cars and go home

Half the proceeds will be used to resource organizations within the hotspot area and half will be used to continue the fight across LA.

Wear a white shirt and jeans to demonstrate your solidarity. While we prefer for advance RSVP’s for planning purposes you are welcome to just show up on the night of as well if you are able! Event t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. Event is open to only to men 18 and over.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 18th – Hollywood

Tuesday, August 18th- Long Beach

Saturday, September 18th – South LA

Starts at: 9:30pm Place: Wilshire and South Park View (Edge of MacArthur Park)
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June 13 – Trauma Informed Care: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

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Trauma Informed Care: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence
Speakers: Mahima Mohan, MFT and Tiombe Sewell, MFT
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:00am-2:00pm
 Continuing Education Units are available. Please feel free to forward, print and distribute the attached flyer.
Please contact us to send your staff, students, or attend yourself! Refresh and practice your skills in a collaborative, empowering learning environment.

SIGN UP NOW–SEATS ARE LIMITED
! Please go to www.bridgestohealing.net to register today!! There are limited 25% discounts for students, interns or non-profit staff using the BTHDISCOUNT code at check out!!
I hope to see you there!

We welcome you to join us for our interactive, collaborative training!
 

Topics covered:§  The Trauma of Sexual Violence
§  Working with Survivors: A Trauma Informed Lens
§  Coping: The Aftermath
§  Responses to Sexual Violence
§  Trauma and Development
§  Facilitation of Healing
§  Vicarious Trauma

This is a training for licensed therapists, crisis counselors, advocates, social workers, victim services, attorneys, campus administrators, law enforcement, community organizers, students and other social service/counseling agency staff members. This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Bridges to Healing, Inc. is BBS provider number PCE 5719.

-Tiombe
Tiombe, Marriage and Family Therapist, Inc.
Feminist Therapist, Trainer, and Consultant

(562) 492-6503

tiombemft@hotmail.com  

Bridges to Healing, Counseling and Training Center, Inc.
Therapist/Founder

www.bridgestohealing.net
(562) 528-0606, ext.  705

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