Prevention and Training Institute

Prevention and Training Institute

Prevention
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Our prevention program delivers holistic, gender responsive prevention education to youth ages 13-19 who are vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation in schools, at community-based organizations, and in the community using a resiliency building curriculum that is focused on reducing vulnerabilities of young women.

MISSSEY uses the “Word on the Street” curriculum for our preventative trainings to youth. The trauma-informed, gender responsive curriculum was pioneered by MISSSEY co-founder and survivor leader Nola Brantley in partnership with the Los Angeles Probation Department, with the vision of empowering young women. The curriculum offers critical information on healthy relationships, responsible media consumption, the sexual objectification of women and girls, and commonly used exploiter tactics, using accessible and engaging formats such as interactive games, group discussions, journaling, and storytelling. We believe in the brilliance of young people and know that with the right tools and support available, vulnerable youth can become empowered to make safe choices and recognize the signs of the unhealthy relationships that often serve as an entry into sex trafficking.

Our prevention curriculum can be delivered as a 6 week group, a 90 minute presentation, or a 1 day conference.

Email directservices@misssey.org to request prevention sessions for a cohort of youth.

Training 

Informed by survivors, the mission of our training program is to cultivate practitioners who are compassionate, confident, and armed with the tools necessary to address the complex issues impacting CSEC victims and survivors. We offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced

curriculum options which can be tailored to specific needs or interests for service providers and community-based organizations. We also offer sector-specific trainings for law enforcement, prosecutors, medical professionals, and educators. Trainings cover:

  • Introduction to and defining of trafficking
  • Pathways and intersections of risk factors
  • Red flags and victim identification
  • Survivor realities and experiences
  • Societal realities, systemic issues, and demand
  • Safety planning
  • Stages of change
  • Impacts of complex trauma
  • Best practices for intervention and response
  • Advocacy and case management
  • Strength-based youth leadership development
  • Cross-sector collaboration and coalition building

Email training@misssey.org to discuss your training needs.

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