The Intersection of Substance Use, Mental Health & Commercial Sexual Exploitation
» Wednesday October 7 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MDT
This training will shed light on a variety of indicators of CSE that often present in a health care setting: substance use disorders, suicide attempt, and other mental health issues. Based on data collected by The Avery Center, substances were used both as a means of control by traffickers and as a way to "numb the pain of the repeated trauma" of being trafficked.
Planting a Seed: Identifying Sex Trafficking Victims From a Trauma-Informed Perspective
Victims and survivors of CSE are commonly asked "Why didn't you just leave?" Understanding this question is often best framed using the Stages of Change model (SCM). This psycho-therapeutic tool is used to predict a person's ability to succeed at a particular behavior change based on their current perception of reality.
Sex Trafficking Training for Health Care Professionals
Research suggests that health care professionals are very likely to interact with trafficked individuals during their time of exploitation. In this free webinar, co-founders of The Avery Center Megan Lundstrom and Dr. Angie Henderson will discuss how to identify indicators of sex trafficking in a health care setting, including verbal, nonverbal and other contextual cues. Participants will become familiar with red flags and strategies for handling those incidences using a trauma-informed approach.