My Life My Choice will be hosting a training series aimed at “Preventing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls” for providers interested in using the My Life My Choice curriculum. The training will be lead by Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Director of MLMC, and Audrey Morrissey, Associate Director of MLMC.
The training event will take place on September 22nd from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at The Family Justice Center in Boston. Participants in the training will be afforded a unique learning opportunity. Information provided in the training will include: an understanding of the research base for the MLMC Curriculum, how to use the curriculum in running psycho-educational groups with vulnerable, at-risk girls in various settings, and what possible challenges and problems may arise while using the curriculum in group settings. Participants will also receive a copy of the My Life My Choice Curriculum to help them to aid at-risk girls.
The MLMC Curriculum is a ten-session program designed to help young girls most vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation. The curriculum was created in 2002 and has since been used in schools, group homes, juvenile justice facilities, and community agencies. It is in use in 22 states. In the Boston area alone, MLMC reaches more than 200 girls annually and has trained over 3000 youth service providers since 2002.
My Life My Choice training sessions are an important part of fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of young girls. Youth service providers trained by MLMC are better able to identify victims, intervene, and provide mentorship for survivors of sexual exploitation. For more information, please visit www.fightexploitation.org. Those interested in registering for the Training Series may contact Amy Corbett, Prevention Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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