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CSEC Community Training in GEMS’ Victim, Survivor, Leader Model™

June 17, 2015

September 17th and 18, 2015 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. At Survivors’ Pathways, 1801 Coral Way #328, Miami, FL 33145

About the Training: This training conducted by GEMS Founder Rachel Lloyd is geared for those working with commercially sexually exploited children and who are ready to augment their specialized service provision with a survivor empowerment/leadership focus, which is at the heart of all of GEMS programming. The VSL™ curriculum is based on two foundational principles that shape and guide all of GEMS’ work: Survivor Leadership and Transformational Relationships, which are vital for effective youth development, particularly victims of CSEC. Topics to be covered in this two-day training include Stages of Change, Stages of VSL, Locus of Control, Application of Values, Engagement, Creating Change, Encouraging Agency-Wide Commitment, among others.

About the Trainer: Rachel Lloyd has made an indelible impact on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. She has led the way to shifting the perception of trafficked girls from criminals to victims and now to survivors and leaders. She founded GEMS in 1998 which is now the largest service provider of its kind in the nation providing intensive services and support to over 350 girls and young women, preventive outreach and education to 1,500 youth, and training over 1,300 professionals each year. Rachel is well-known for her tireless dedication to ‘her girls’ and has impacted thousands of individual lives through her love and commitment, as well as for her passion about changing public perception and policy.

RSVP to Dawn Thompson at Kristi House dthompson@kristihouse.org or call her at (305) 547-6834

This training is made possible through a grant to Kristi House from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


June 17, 2015

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