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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