Professional Education Programs
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls: Understanding and Responding to Victims
The average age of entry for girls into the commercial sex industry in the United States is 12 to 15 years old. Social workers must work in creative, sophisticated ways to both prevent and intervene in this devastating form of childhood trauma. This workshop provides participants with a review of current research, including factors that influence girls' risk for exploitation, methods of recruitment by pimps, and potential avenues for helping girls leave "the life." The course covers best practices in exploitation, prevention, and intervention and uses lecture, case examples, and person testimony to assist participants in developing necessary skills for working with this population.
Lisa Goldblatt Grace, LICSW, MPH; Co-founder & Director, The My Life My Choice Project, a program of JRI
October 9, 2014 // 9am - 4pm // 6 CECs // $110