Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Friday, April 10, 2020
, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Katryn Haley-Little, LICSW
Audrey Morrissey

This training is a blueprint for service providers working with vulnerable and exploited youth to prevent commercial sexual exploitation and re-victimization.

Through more than 15 years of offering groundbreaking programs and trainings, as well as survivor-led mentoring to exploited youth, My Life My Choice has amassed extensive experience and knowledge. We continue to pioneer best practices for prevention.

During this training you will learn: strategies for starting conversations with sexually exploited youth; how to develop trauma informed clinical programming for exploited youth and; how to understanding and responding to victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Following this training the participants will be able to:



Katryn Haley-Little, LICSW is the Clinical Director at My Life My Choice. Ms. Haley-Little joined My Life My choice in 2017 to provide clinical leadership to the Mentoring program and ensure the Survivor Mentors have the resources necessary to provide trauma informed care. Ms. Haley-Little also provides support for programs partnering with My Life My Choice to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of exploitation. Ms. Haley-Little’s professional experience includes over 10 years of providing services to youth who have been impacted by trauma, including therapeutic residential services to youth who have substance abuse and mental health concerns and/or are involved in the justice system, conducting emergency psychiatric evaluations for children and youth, and providing outpatient clinical services for youth and adults.

Ms. Haley-Little obtained her Master’s in Social work from Smith College and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Audrey Morrissey is the Associate Director and National Survivor Leadership Director of My Life My Choice. As a local and national leader in the field of exploitation, Ms. Morrissey has served as Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee of the Massachusetts Task Force on Human Trafficking. Ms. Morrissey has also served as a primary consultant to the Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court’s “Redesigning the Court’s Response to Prostitution” project. Ms. Morrissey founded My Life My Choice’s Survivor Mentoring program in 2004 when she became the first Survivor Leader to mentor adolescent girls in Massachusetts. Ms. Morrissey serves as the primary national trainer for My Life My Choice as well as coordinating My Life My Choice’s national leadership efforts. Ms. Morrissey is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Petra Foundation Fellowship and a 2012 recipient of The Philanthropic Initiative’s Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award.

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