Upcoming Training Events

GEMS 2-Day Hosted Training

September 18th-19th, 2017 

New York, NY

Registration fee: $700


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).

This year GEMS will host the innovative CSEC 201 : Victim, Survivor, LeaderTM (VSLTM) curriculum which moves organizations past the CCIP “CSEC 101” curriculum and into specialized service provision with a survivor empowerment/leadership focus, which is at the heart of all of GEMS programming. The VSLTM 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.  In this curriculum we examine:

  • The Six Core Values of GEMS Programming

Gender Responsive

Trauma Informed

Developmentally Grounded

Strengths Based

Social Justice Oriented

Culturally Competent

  • Developing Transformational Relationships
  • Victim, Survivor, Leader Model
  • Intra-agency Response
  • Inter-agency Response
  • Survivor Leadership and Survivor-Informed Programming

Suggested Accommodation

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square

114 West 40th Street
New York, New York 10018 USA

PLEASE NOTE: The discounted room rate is no longer available. 

For more information:

Transportation: Airports, Rail, Bus and Parking 

Visitors Guide

Tonya Turner – Training & TA Director 
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
(212)926-8089 ext.57

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