Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:00—4:00pm Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. By:Suzanne Rea, LICSW and Audrey Morrissey

Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM - Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. By: Suzanne Rea, LICSW and Audrey MorrisseyLocated at:The Courtyard Marriott, 75 Felton Street, Marlborough, M10

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Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Suzanne Rea, LICSW

Audrey Morrissey

 

This training is a blueprint for service providers working with vulnerable and exploited youth to prevent commercial sexual exploitation and re-victimization.

Through more than 15 years of offering groundbreaking programs and trainings, as well as survivor-led mentoring to exploited youth, My Life My Choice has amassed extensive experience and knowledge. We continue to pioneer best practices for prevention.

During this training you will learn: strategies for starting conversations with sexually exploited youth; how to develop trauma informed clinical programming for exploited youth and; how to understanding and responding to victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Following this training the participants will be able to:

 

Suzanne Rea has been working with underserved youth and their families for over 10 years across the US in residential and community-based settings. She currently works as a Clinical Supervisor at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network and oversees the clinical care of adolescents in residential programs. She specializes in working with youth who have been commercially sexually exploited and dedicates her career to improving how these youth are viewed and treated by the various systems that impact their lives.

Prior to joining Wayside, Ms. Rea worked as a Reunification Counselor at a residential treatment program for dual-diagnosed women, who were being released from incarceration, and their children in San Francisco, CA. In this position, Suzanne helped mothers and their children reunify after years of separation and served as an advocate in California's family court system. 

Ms. Rea is a Training Specialist for My Life My Choice, a national leader in the movement to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. As Training Specialist, Suzanne trains youth-serving professionals, law enforcement, social workers, and other service providers throughout Massachusetts on the full-day "Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation" training.  

Suzanne is currently a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and received her Masters in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in 2013.   

Audrey Morrissey is the Associate Director and National Survivor Leadership Director of My Life My Choice. As a local and national leader in the field of exploitation, Ms. Morrissey has served as Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee of the Massachusetts Task Force on Human Trafficking. Ms. Morrissey has also served as a primary consultant to the Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court’s “Redesigning the Court’s Response to Prostitution” project. Ms. Morrissey founded My Life My Choice’s Survivor Mentoring program in 2004 when she became the first Survivor Leader to mentor adolescent girls in Massachusetts. Ms. Morrissey serves as the primary national trainer for My Life My Choice as well as coordinating My Life My Choice’s national leadership efforts. Ms. Morrissey is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Petra Foundation Fellowship and a 2012 recipient of The Philanthropic Initiative’s Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award.

 

Lunch service is not available at the hotel.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch or eat at one the many
restaurants that are very nearby. Local Lunch Options

Event Location:

Directions to The Courtyard Marriott, 75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA

From Boston

Massachusetts Turnpike West (I- 90). Take exit 11A (I-495 North) to exit 24B (Route 20 West/Northborough). Take your first right onto Felton St. before the Shell Gas Station. Hotel is on your right.

From Worcester:

Take I-290 East until the end then take I-495 South to exit 24B (Route 20 West/Northborough). Take your first right onto Felton St. before the Shell Gas Station. Hotel is on your right.

From 495 North or South:

Exit 24B (Route 20 West/Northborough) Take your first right onto Felton St. before the Shell Gas Station.

Hotel is on your right.

From Western Massachusetts/New York State:

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East (I- 90). Take exit 11A (I-495 North) to exit 24B (Route 20 West/Northborough). Take your first right onto Felton St. before the Shell Gas Station. Hotel is on your right.