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"Your Clients are not Immune: Uncovering the Myth of Modern-Day Slavery in our own Backyard"

  • October 14, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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Membership Meeting

  with Shawn LaRé Brinkley, LMFT   



"Your Clients are not Immune: Uncovering the Myth of Modern-day Slavery in our own Backyard"

At least 100,000 to 300,000 youth are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation annually in the U.S. (Estes and Wiener, 2001). This presentation will provide clinicians with a clear understanding of what to look for when assessing a child who may have a history of sexual exploitation. In addition, information will be provided to help professionals work with children and adolescents who have been exploited or who are at risk. Therapist's will be able to help parents facilitate a home environment of safety for a child who has been violated in this horrific manner as well as be able to identify the risk factors, be aware of the protective factors, and be prepared for what may face children from all walks of life in this digital world in which we live.

Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify 3 characteristics that make clients vulnerable to recruitment by sex traffickers.
  2. Describe 5 signs which indicate a client may be in the process of grooming.
  3. Identify the 7 dos and don'ts to prepare parents in talking to their children about sex trafficking.
  4. Describe 5 common profiles of traffickers to make parents aware of potential dangers, including friends, relatives, and social media contacts.

wn LaRé Brinkley
is a Marriage Family Therapist, certified Trauma Recovery Specialist, and Certified Life Coach, currently launching a private practice, Living Loved Pathways to Holistic Healing, as well as working in an established group practice, SoCal Therapy Center. This fall marks Shawn LaRé's first anniversary as part of the Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College in the School of Cultural Family Psychology, teaching Culture Attachment and Trauma in the Trauma Specialization for Marriage Family Therapists. Shawn LaRé has been awarded a certificate of recognition from Council Member Paul Krekorian, 2nd District, for outstanding service in the community and Certificate of Appreciation from Council Member Mitch O'Farrell, 13th District, for exemplary efforts and accomplishments in the city of Los Angeles. She is the Chair of the Diversity Committee and serves on the Outreach Committee for the chapter. She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor. 


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast*
9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*
9:30am-10:30am CEU/Speaker Presentation
This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.
Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
* = non CEU portion of course
10:30am-11am Structured Networking/
Member Announcements/Opportunity Drawing*
11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting~All Welcome*

Woodland Hills Country Club
The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.

$15 SFV-CAMFT chapter member
$25 non chapter member
Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm.
No phone or email RSVP.          Email for LA and SGV chapter reciprocity                      
$30 walk-in, regardless of membership
No cash or check, credit cards only.

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281
SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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