Understanding & Working with Youth Who Have Been Sexually Exploited

A three-day workshop that will give you the understanding and skills to work with children and youth who have been sexually exploited/trafficked in the sex trade.


This workshop is necessary to address the realities of sexually exploited and trafficked children, youth, and adults in and will help work towards accomplishing the long-term goal of the Manitoba Provincial Strategy “Tracia’s Trust” to abolish sexual exploitation. Training for all systems, including child welfare, justice, education, and health, is critical to this goal’s accomplishment.

THE TRAINING WILL HELP YOU TO:

  • Build awareness and understanding of your own strengths, biases, values, etc.
  • Clarify important issues, dispel myths and misconceptions, and challenge conventional views and perspectives
  • Increase your understanding of the historical impacts of colonization and other factors that have contributed to the sexual exploitation of children/youth

  • Gain knowledge on current sex trade/trafficking legislation
  • Understand how predators (pimps/traffickers/gangs) exploit children/youth
  • Assess risk and level of exploitation
  • Intervene effectively with children/youth at different stages of exploitation
  • Employ Stages of Change and Harm Reduction strategies
  • Identify the barriers associated with exiting the sex trade and adapt treatments
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the range of services and resources that have been designed to intervene, protect, and support children/youth


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Fill out the registration form and send to terf@newdirections.mb.ca – download the registration form here.
  • Please register one participant per form. Multiple registrations can be sent together.
  • New Directions will invoice your agency once the training is completed. Certificates will be mailed when payment has been received.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you and your supervisor once registration has been received.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Cheryl Lynch, Administrative assistant
Transition, Education and Resources for Females/New Directions
717 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3G 0M8
Phone: (204) 786-7051 ext. 5311    Fax: (204) 774-6468


Dates: see below
Time: 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
Cost:
$150

If cost is an issue, please contact Mandy Bergen at (204)786-7051 ext. 2134 or Mandy.Bergen@newdirections.mb.ca


Registration closes a week before the scheduled workshop.

 

ROUND DATES LOCATION

94

FULL

May 11, 12, 13th   2022

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Ave

95

FULL

June 8, 9, 10th   2022

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Ave

96

FULL

September 21, 22, 23rd 2022

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Ave

97 October 26, 27, 28th 2022

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Ave

98 November 16, 17, 18th 2022

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Ave

99 December 7, 8, 9th 2022

Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Ave

 

  • Fax/E-mail completed registration form to TERF@newdirections.mb.ca
  • New Directions will invoice agency once training is completed


THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND TRAINING NEED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.


Please note that venues used for training may have proof of vaccination requirements. Details for each session will be included in the confirmation email sent prior to session dates.


Training sessions may be switched to virtual sessions should there be changes to Public Health Orders.

 


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