Upcoming Training Events
GEMS is excited to announce its FIRST Webinar Series!
For over 17 years, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) has provided comprehensive holistic services to commercially sexually exploited (CSE) and domestically trafficked girls and young women. As awareness has increased around the issue of CSE, we’ve seen shifts in legislation, advocacy, services, awareness and community involvement. As the movement changes and grows, our foundational principles and core values remain the same: Survivor Leadership and Transformational Relationships, to provide the framework for effective programming and ongoing engagement. These core values serve as fundamental guidelines for best practices when serving commercially sexually exploited and trafficked youth.
This webinar series is designed for service providers that already have a working knowledge of the issue. Attend the entire series, or participate in what best serves your needs!
March 17, 2015, 2-4pm EST
Part 1: Foundational Principles, led by GEMS Founder and CEO Rachel Lloyd
Our first webinar we will provide an introduction to our program model, Victim, Survivor, Leader; which includes two foundational principles and six core values. We will focus on the two foundational principles as detailed below:
- Introduction to GEMS’ program model of empowerment
- Foundational principles
- Survivor Leadership
- Transformational Relationships
March 31, 2015, 2-4pm EST
Part 2: Internal/External Locus of Control & Empowerment Focused Programming, led by GEMS Founder and CEO Rachel Lloyd
This second webinar will explore our first two values and the critical nature of including this in serving victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking.
- Core Values Explored
- Trauma Informed
- Strength Based
April 16, 2015, 2-4 pm EST
Part 3: Appropriate youth development, led by GEMS Founder and CEO Rachel Lloyd
Our third installment will focus on appropriate adolescent development and tailoring a program to meet your demographic.
- Core Values Explored
- Developmentally Grounded
- Culturally Competent
April 28, 2015, 2-4pm EST
Part 4: Address the intersectionality of racism, sexism and classism, led by GEMS Founder and CEO Rachel Lloyd
This final webinar in our series will detail the last two values and the importance of not only serving victims of CSE and trafficking but addressing the larger systemic issues that impact their lives.
Core Values Explored
- Gender Responsive
- Social Justice Oriented