Supporting Youth and Adults Impacted by the Sex Trades

Boost your skills to support adults and youth who are currently or have in the past traded sex for money or other resources.

For some, the sex trades are a source of real income and most challenges come from stigmatization and criminalization. The experience of the sex trades for others is one of violence and exploitation. For many it can be a mix of experiences. No matter what, everyone can benefit from a non-stigmatizing, trauma-informed, strength-based approach.

This course will prepare you with practical knowledge and resources to support clients/participants who have past or current experiences with the sex trades.


Claudine O’Leary

Claudine O’Leary

Claudine O’Leary is a community educator and independent consultant providing technical assistance, including curriculum design, leadership development and stakeholder engagement. She is a lived-experience expert with more than 30 years of youth advocacy, program leadership and effective collaboration to inform ... read more

Who Should Attend

Licensed therapists, social workers, teachers, counselors, psychologists, health care professionals, case managers, nurses, shelter workers, youth workers etc.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

· Discover the breadth and depth of experiences in the sex trades.

· Identify how to create a welcoming environment for youth and adults impacted by the sex trades.

· Examine effective practices at each stage of readiness for change.

· Explore how system barriers can impact adults and youth with lived experience in the sex trades and advocacy skills to overcome those barriers.

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Claudine O'Leary

Fee: $295

CEUs: .7, CEHs: 7.0

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 1050-15989

Note: Note: Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

Registration Deadline: Oct 11, 2024

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