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How Trauma Shows Up in the Lives of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth: Chronic, Complex, and Continuous

This is a FREE web-based training event. 

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Date: November 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Centers (CATTA) Training Project is hosting a webinar titled How Trauma Shows Up in the Lives of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth: Chronic, Complex, and Continuous presented by Andrea Diaz on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST.

Commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) are victims and survivors of multiple human rights abuses who need and deserve specialized treatment, as well as non-judgmental, trauma-informed, and healing-centered services provided by service providers who possess cultural humility, compassion, and relevant life experience.  With content informed by survivors, this web-based training is designed to equip practitioners with the tools necessary to address the chronic, complex, and continuous trauma impacting CSEC victims and survivors, as well discuss appropriate and strength-based techniques necessary in supporting young people who are navigating trauma.

Participants will:

-Develop understanding of the various forms of trauma and their role in the lives of CSE youth and children. 
-Assess how trauma can present in young people.
-Demonstrate how trauma responses and the impact of trauma can show up in supportive relationships, and how a "saving" approach can be counterproductive.
-Identify at least 3 tools and techniques to support young people navigating their trauma through a strength-based approach.


Andrea Diaz, Training Institute Manager at MISSSEY, Inc.

As the Training Institute Manager at MISSSEY, Inc., Andrea Diaz advocates and supports youth through education. She loves being in the community and working towards creating safer spaces for youth to navigate by offering outreach, information, and collaboration. Andrea is a certified domestic violence counselor and has served as a case manager, SFPD liaison, and education manager in that field. She is passionate about working with women and youth and learning how to best build support for and around them.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Kelly Flugum at (707) 992-0834 or


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