Special 2-Day Event! DMST 101 and Survivor to Thriver

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THURSDAY MARCH 5, 2015, 6:00am
Due to the inclement weather, today’s training has been cancelled.
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Special 2-Day Event! 

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 101: Overview and Prevention
&
Survivor to Thriver: Working with Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Presented by: Patty Mojta, MSW, LSW

Day 1: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 101: Overview and Prevention

Description:
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 101 will provide an overview of human trafficking in New Jersey, with a particular emphasis on the commercial sexual exploitation of children. This training will include information about the scope of commercial sexual exploitation in New Jersey, risk factors for exploitation, indicators for identifying victims, state and national resources, and prevention strategies.

Objectives:

  1. Define human trafficking and the various types.
  2. Identify risk factors for human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) victims.
  3. Recognize the signs/red flags of a potential human trafficking/CSEC victim, including the difficulties victims encounter when attempting to get out of human trafficking situations.
  4. List community resources that exist to support victims of human trafficking/CSEC, including United States and New Jersey legislation efforts for victims/survivors of human trafficking.
  5. Identify intervention and prevention strategies, including steps to take if a child is suspected of being a human trafficking victim and where to locate additional resources to learn more about human trafficking.

Day 2: Survivor to Thriver: Working with Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Description:
Survivor to Thriver will give mental health professionals strategies and interventions for supporting victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) through their recovery process. Participants will gain insight into the many facets of working with CSE victims, including the impact of trauma and the principles of trauma informed care, skill-building techniques for Motivational Interviewing (MI), responding to victims, the stages of change in the recovery process, and vicarious trauma of family members and helping professionals. Additional resources will also be provided.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize the impact of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) on the survivor.
  2. Distinguish the stages of change and your role as a professional at each stage.
  3. Develop communication skills, such as motivational interviewing, that can be used to guide clients through the stages of change.
  4. Acquire knowledge for working with trauma survivors, including the principles of trauma-informed care and vicarious trauma.
  5. Develop self-care strategies and techniques.

Presenter Biography

Patty Mojta, LSW is the manager of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention Initiative.  This project is funded by DCF to provide prevention education to at-risk youth and professionals who work with at-risk youth to prevent domestic minor sex trafficking.  In her role as manager, Ms. Mojta was the co-creator of both training curricula: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 101: Overview and Prevention and Survivor to Thriver: Working with Victims of CSE.  She teaches both trainings regularly, on average 2 times per month.  Ms. Mojta also facilitates prevention curriculum with at-risk girls (My Life My Choice) and at-risk boys (Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation) and has presented for several local, statewide, and international conferences.

Location: Eisenhower Conference Center, 80 Beaufort Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Date: Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, 2015               Time: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Registration and coffee/tea service will begin at 9:00a.m. The training will begin promptly at 9:30a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Agenda
Day 1: 
9:30-10:00am: Introduction, Definition and types of sex trafficking
10:00-11:10am: Scope and prevalence
Faces of exploitation
11:10-11:20am: Morning break
11:20am-12:00pm: Contributing and risk factors
12:00-12:45pm: Lunch break
12:45-1:00pm: Risk factors (continued)
1:00-2:00pm: Stages of trafficking: entry
2:00-2:10pm: Afternoon break
2:10-2:30pm: Stages of trafficking: exploitation
2:30-3:00pm: Stages of trafficking: exit
3:00-3:45pm: Prevention
3:45-4:00pm: Summary and course evaluations

Day 2:
9:30-10:00am: Introduction, Identifying victims
10:00-10:45am: Impact of CSE on victims (psychological, social, spiritual, physical)
10:45-11:00am: First Response
11:00-11:10am Morning break
11:10-11:30am: Working with victims
11:30-12:00pm: Motivational interviewing: Part 1
12:00-12:45pm: Lunch break
12:45-1:45pm: Motivational interviewing and stages of change: Part 2
1:45-2:30pm: Trauma-informed care
2:30-3:10pm: Working with victims through systems (legal, educational, child welfare) Resources for survivors
3:10-3:40pm: Vicarious trauma: Effects on family of victims
Self-care
3:40-4:00pm: Summary and course evaluations

Target Audience: Clinical and non-clinical professionals working with youth populations in NJ, including social workers, counselors, therapists, administrators, teachers, nurses, medical personal, school personnel, child protective service workers, case managers, law enforcement, and others.

CEUs: Social workers and counselors will receive 10 CEUs (3 Clinical, 7 Cultural Competence)

Family Connections, provider #1252, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program and by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider program (provider #6604) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Family Connections maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/30/2015 – 1/30/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

All participants must sign-in and sign-out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the session. 

Directions and Parking Information:
Please visit: http://www.conferencenj.com/directions.html
Detailed directions and information will be sent to registrants in a confirmation email.

Facilities: If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Niki DeVonish, Training Coordinator, at 973-323-3454.

Registration: Participants MUST attend both training days.

In partnership with Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, this training is being offered free of charge to all participants. When completing the registration form you must select either “DMHAS” or “Public” but you do NOT need to send payment.

Registration will be open until Friday, February 27, 2015. Cancellations must be made by Monday, March 2, 2015.

Registration for this training is full and has been closed. To register for the wait-list, please click here.

Please note that in order to maximize the number of agencies benefiting from CultureConnections trainings, we will not accept more than 3 registrants per agency. We ask each agency to coordinate registrations so that no more than 3 individuals register for any given training. If space permits, additional registrations from the same agency will be accepted after the registration deadline on  February 27th. 

Grievances: Please contact Niki DeVonish, Training Coodinator, at 973-323-3454 with any grievances.

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