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MENU OF TRAINING

My Life My Choice offers introductory and advanced workshops about the sex industry and its devastating impact. Trainings aim to increase victim identification and improve provider response to exploited youth. Audiences include, but are not limited to, law enforcement; child protective services workers, school personnel, and medical providers.

 

UPCOMING TRAININGS 

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Adolescent Girls: Understanding and Responding to Victims

Every day, young people are deceived, manipulated, coerced, and forced into the commercial sex industry. This multibillion dollar industry targets the most vulnerable individuals in our communities. The Understanding and Responding to Victims Training gives service providers, law enforcement, and community members the tools needed to better serve this marginalized population.

February 12th 2018 from 9:30am to 4pm

Located at The Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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A new training by My Life My Choice in collaboration with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts: Sexual Health for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth

Commercially sexually exploited youth experience extreme trauma. This can impact their ability to build healthy relationships and exercise their bodily autonomy within intimate relationships. Further, victims of the commercial sexual exploitation of children often feel misunderstood in traditional sexual health education and outreach program settings.

February 13th 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Located at The Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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Preventing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Adolescent Girls: A Training for Facilitators on Using the My Life My Choice Curriculum

The My Life My Choice Curriculum is a survivor-led, ten session girl-centered program created to develop and strengthen your efforts to halt the disturbing wave of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in the United States.  Created in 2002, the My Life My Choice Curriculum is used in schools, group homes, juvenile justice facilities, and community-based agencies.  We have trained facilitators in more than 30 states and Canada.

March 5th 10am-4pm and March 6th 10am-5pm with Survivor Networking 9-10am on March 6th

Located at The Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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Residential Leadership Institute: Advanced Training for Leaders on Creating a Safe, Effective and Supportive Environment for Sexually Exploited Girls

This training is for congregate care and residential program leadership staff looking to improve policies, staff training, and practices around serving commercially sexually exploited youth.

Who should attend: Programs should send their leadership team consisting of: Program Managers/Directors, Residential Directors and Clinical Managers. (Attendees should have prior CSEC training or knowledge)

April 9th 2018 from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Located at The Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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Advanced Clinical Training: Developing Skills and Strategies to Providing Effective, Trauma Informed Clinical Services to Sexually Exploited Youth

The MLMC Advanced Clinical Training is designed for mental health professionals, program based clinicians, DCF workers, community-based therapists, in home therapy teams and private practice clinicians that are serving youth who have been commercially sexually exploited.

April 23rd 2018 from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Located at the Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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TECHNICAL CONSULTATION

My Life My Choice expert staff is available to provide consultation in all of our program areas.

 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

My Life My Choice is a thought leader and participates in public policy affecting victims' services and human trafficking. We also work to educate a broad community of supporters and harness our collective outrage to move the needle on this issue.