Understanding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Connecticut

This seminar satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency

Jillian Gilchrest, MSW
5 CECs
October 20, 2017
9 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library (Room 026), 500 Main St.
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For many people, sex and labor trafficking bring visions of foreign places and people, but this idea is false. In reality, sex and labor trafficking are happening right here in Connecticut and to U.S. born citizens.

This seminar on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) is designed to enhance the practitioner’s understanding of CSEC and DMST in Connecticut. Jillian Gilchrest, Director of Health Professional Outreach at the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Chair of the state’s Trafficking in Persons Council will provide information on identifying victims, recognizing the warning signs, understanding the impact of CSEC and DMST, and how to best respond and support trafficking victims. Gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and immigrant status all contribute to how trafficking is perpetrated and experienced. Culturally sensitive strategies for client engagement and service delivery will be examined.

At the conclusion of this seminar you will:

•learn the definition of CSEC and DMST
•review Federal and State legislation related to Human Trafficking
•examine the prevalence of CSEC/DMST in Connecticut
•identify Pathways to Victimization
•understanding who are the Buyers and Exploiters
•learn about engagement and available services
•learn about the CT Department of Children and Families response to CSEC and DMST