Workshops focused on highly traumatized children and youth, including minors at risk of or who have already been trafficked.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one of the one-day M3 workshops. Workshops are not open to the public unless advertised by the agency, city, or county scheduling the workshop.
Shutting the gate: Neutralizing trauma’s trap
Passionate about preventing traumatized children from falling into dangerous coping mechanisms that endanger their health and lives? Trauma is a gateway into child sex trafficking, running, drug addiction, pornography, and much more. Schedule this in-depth prevention workshop for key information and tools to protect the youth you love and serve.
6 hours of CEUs for social workers.
6 hours of CEUs for mental health professionals based in California.
6 hours of STC credit in California.
SEXUAL ABUSE: COLLISION COURSE.
Sexual abuse is a portal into other traumatic events, such as trafficking, running away, drug addiction, and pornography. Whether the abuse is at the hands of a family member, someone else they know, or by a stranger, it sends them searching for something to take the pain away.
LET THE FLOODGATES OPEN: DRUGS AS A RECRUITER.
The power of addiction can lure individuals to do things they never thought possible. Become familiar with the latest drugs, how they are being used, and the cycle of addition that leads to significant lifestyle changes, including pimping, recruiting, victimization in the “game,” self-harm, running, homelessness and more. Learn some practical tools that will help you identify addictive behaviors, break denial, and set boundaries to negate its destructive control.
BOILING POINT: TRYING TO “COPE” ON THEIR OWN.
Children who have experienced trauma and fail to receive coping mechanisms invent their own ways to “cope” with or escape the traumatic memories. They often turn to self-harming behaviors, which quickly escalate out of their control. Addictive self-harming behavior is a flashing “help wanted” sign for predators. Learn why our children turn to self-harming behavior, how to prevent it, and how to break the addition, shutting down one common gateway for predators.
RIGHT TRIANGLE: MOVING THE CHILD OUT OF THE TRAUMA TRIANGLE.
Both victims of trauma and those struggling with addiction tend to control relationships through assigning the role of victim, perpetrator, and rescuer to those in their life, termed triangulation. This simplistic compartmentalization of relationships can lead to co-dependency, frustration, and early termination of treatment. This session will help professionals identify triangulation and provide them the understanding and language to stay outside of the “triangle” and to relate in a new, empowering role.
This workshop is standalone and may be scheduled without attendance at a three-day conference.
Boot Camp: Child Sex Trafficking Basic Awareness Workshop
8 hours of CEUs for social workers.
8 hours of CEUs for mental health professionals based in California.
8 hours of STC credit in California.
8 hours of POST credit in California.
New to the crime of child sex trafficking? Schedule an M3 Transformations Awareness Training for an in-depth workshop based on extensive work with children who have been trafficked and disclosures that led to multiple felony arrests and convictions.
Skin in the game: Why Should We Care?
Hostile Takeover: The Epidemic of Child Sex Trafficking.
On Demand: The Power (and Control) of the Buyer.
The Puppet Master: The Rules of the Pimp Game.
Through the Looking Glass: Identifying a Victim of Child Sex Trafficking
Possession with Intent to Distribute (our Children).
You Sexy Thing: The Pornification of our Children.
Check back soon for new workshops, including what to do after a youth discloses for optimal healing.