Upcoming Training Events

GEMS Training Institute banner for website

Survivor’s Guide to Leaving Training

July 17, 2015

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

New York, NY

GEMS cordially invites you to an exclusive training on The Survivor’s Guide To Leaving. This in depth training will be facilitated by GEMS Survivor Leadership Coordinator Sheila White, and GEMS Founder and CEO Rachel Lloyd. Ms. White and Ms. Lloyd are the co-authors of The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving, which is a groundbreaking book designed to support survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and domestic trafficking. The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving shares stories, tips and ideas from survivors to help navigate the challenges during those early months of exiting. In this five hour training, GEMS facilitators will equip participants with concrete tools on how to best incorporate the guide when supporting survivors throughout their healing process.

This interactive training will identify the common challenges faced in direct service work when engaging with survivors of CSE and domestic trafficking. Facilitators will build a platform to discuss engagement techniques and will provide strategies for safety planning. Our primary goal is to empower survivors’ support networks to utilize this guide as a viable resource for working with survivors as they take the steps to leave the commercial sex industry.

The training will take place on July 17th from 10am to 5pm in New York City. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please register ASAP!

It is strongly encouraged that all attendees read the Survivor’s Guide to Leaving prior to the training. If you do not have the guide it is available here on the GEMS Shop for purchase. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of the Survivor’s Guide to Leaving at the training.


$299       Early Bird Registration Special available until Monday, July 6th 

$349       The Survivor’s Guide to Leaving Training Registration (after July 6th)

Please contact Sheila White,, for information on group discounts.



Marble Collegiate Church

1 West  29th Street

Lower Level

New York NY 10001


Please click here to register. We hope to see you there!

Click here to sign up for training emails! Make sure to click on the ‘Training’ box.

For more details, contact Training and Technical Assistance Manager Ali Wolf,