Upcoming Training Events

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GEMS 2-Day Hosted Training

September 13-14, 2016

New York, NY

Early bird registration fee: $600 (July 1-31)

Registration fee: $650 


As part of our mission to transform the policies and perceptions that impact sexually exploited youth, GEMS provides training and technical assistance to agencies throughout the United States that serve and/or seek to serve victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS offers comprehensive training for victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, mental health practitioners, and other allied professionals in order to increase their understanding of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST). Using the highly rated Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Community Intervention Project (CCIP) training curriculum, GEMS examines:

  • Introduction to CSEC & DMST
  • Risk factors for sexual exploitation
  • Unpacking “choice”
  • Demand
  • Recruitment strategies used by exploiters
  • Psychological & physical impact of trauma & exploitation
  • Pimp-controlled CSEC & trauma bonding
  • Subculture of CSEC
  • Identifying youth who are commercially sexually exploited
  • Roles & responsibilities of professionals at intervention points
  • Engaging with CSEC/DMST victims
  • Barriers to intervention with sexually exploited youth

GEMS utilizes specialized training modules to address the unique needs of service providers, medical professionals, law enforcement and legal/judicial professionals. Topics include:

  • Best practices in programming & prevention
  • Counseling techniques for commercially sexually exploited youth
  • Conducting assessment and intake with CSEC victims
  • Criminal behaviors and market forces: supply, demand, motivation
  • Federal & local laws
  • Best practices in investigation & defense
  • Appropriate interviewing for victims and perpetrators
  • Models for court-based interventions



Training Event Contact

Jasmine Sudarkasa
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
212-926-8089 ext. 56

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