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Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking. She has developed several of the training curriculums that are being utilized in Los Angeles County and throughout California to better equip social service providers on working with commercially sexually exploited youth. She has been an expert witness on commercial sexual exploitation and trauma in court. She has authored two books on commercial sexual exploitation and authored prevention and intervention curriculums for the population. In 2018, Nicole was awarded the State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition by Senator Joel Anderson.
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Trauma can impact one’s understanding and experience of intimacy and given the high rates of sexual abuse amongst youth and young adults, it’s important that clinicians are equipped with the skills and knowledge to talk about intimacy after sexual abuse. In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to reflect of their understanding of intimacy and how it impacts their work with sexual abuse survivors. You will learn about common sexual symptoms of sexual abuse and ways to support clients in developing healthier sexual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Despite how common this can be amongst sexual abuse survivors, it is often not addressed in therapy. In this training, the trainer will discuss how trauma impacts one’s relationship with sex and how to support foster youth and transitional age youth in developing a healthier understanding and experience of sex.
“Outstanding instruction presented in an interesting way, especially wtih the use of short video clips. It increased my awareness of how trauma is transmitted to children and made me want to research more about this.”-Audrey H., Counselor, Alabama
Working with youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with youth from a generational perspective. Without this perspective, we can have unrealistic expectations for youth and their families and encounter barriers to engagement. Providers will learn strategies to support youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families.
Many youth, especially foster care and juvenile justice youth, come from generational cycles of trauma and oppression. So, it’s necessary for providers to understand these generational patterns to effectively partner with these youth and their families.
This workshop will provide an overview of what life is like when one live in poverty or close to it. It will start with an opportunity to reflect on one’s socioeconomic upbringing and how this impacts one’s ability to work with lower socioeconomic individuals. The presenter will share information about the prevalence of poverty and populations most impacted by it. The presenter will also discuss the lasting impact of poverty on one’s educational, occupational, and physical health. Lastly, the presenter will discuss strategies to engage lower socioeconomic individuals in therapy.
It’s essential for clinicians to understand the impact of poverty, especially for those working with marginalized populations and those working in underserved areas. Many families are living below the poverty line or near it and it’s important to understand the accompanying stressors to better serve lower socioeconomic individuals. Without this knowledge, it can be challenging to effectively support individuals these individuals.
“Presenter was extremely
thorough and covered all angles of this subject matter. I liked the use of
anecdotal situations to illustrate the principles.”-Michelle M., Professional
Although the commercial sexual exploitation of youth has occurred
in the United States, it has only recently begun to get attention. Given the
newness of the topic, many providers struggle to engage youth involved in the
commercial sex industry. The Stages of Change model has been identified as a
best practice for working with the population. This training will equip you
with a better understanding of the Stages of Change model and engagement skills
you can utilize when working with youth who are commercially sexually
exploited. Without a model to engage youth, providers may place undue pressure on
them, unintentionally cause harm, and develop unrealistic expectations for
themselves. The training will discuss the stages in a practical manner.
Participants will see vignettes of what a youth and caregiver look like in each
stage as well as strategies to engage them and help them move to the next
Although the commercial sexual exploitation of youth has
occurred in the United States, it has only recently begun to get attention.
Given the newness of the topic, many providers struggle to engage youth
involved in the commercial sex industry. The Stages of Change model has been
identified as a best practice for working with the population. This 3-hour
training will equip you with a better understanding of the Stages of Change
model and engagement skills you can utilize when working with youth who are
commercially sexually exploited. Without a model to engage youth, providers may
place undue pressure on youth, unintentionally cause harm, and develop unrealistic
expectations for themselves. The training will discuss the stages in a
practical manner. Participants will follow a youth through each stage and learn
strategies to engage them and help them move to the next stage.
will provide an overview of shame and involvement in the commercial sex
industry and how it can present in treatment. The workshop will also focus on
strategies to heal shame with youth and young adults who have been commercially
sexually exploited. The presenter will share information on shame resilience
Why topic is important: Involvement in the commercial sex
industry can carry a lot of stigma and shame. When individuals don’t heal their
shame, it can linger and negatively impact their lives. So, it’s crucial for
providers to understand the heaviness of shame with commercially sexually
exploited youth and young adults and learn strategies to support their healing.
“Very informative. Presenter used real world examples to help explain concepts I learned that there are many more pathways that lead youth into being sexually exploited.”-Amy L., Social Worker, Arizona
The commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults is a national and international epidemic. It impacts youth regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. It’s crucial for providers working with youth and young adults to learn about commercial sexual exploitation. “An Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation” will introduce you to the topic by talking about federal legislation, whether or not youth choose to be involved in the commercial sex industry, risk factors for being exploited, and the impact of involvement in the industry. Providers will also learn about the resiliency of survivors and an overview of ways to support survivors on their healing journey.
While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, child labor trafficking has been left out of the discussion. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, specifically focusing risk factors, and the intersection of homelessness and forced criminality. Participants will learn about signs a youth may be labor trafficked as well as needs a youth needs after being identified as a child labor trafficking survivor.
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