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WAFCA-CE Nov. 14, 2019 Finding Hope: A Trauma-Based Approach to Healing for Youth Recovering from Sex Trafficking
Holiday Inn Eau Claire South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701
1 715 8309889

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Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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Finding Hope: A Trauma-Based Approach to Healing for Youth Recovering from Sex Trafficking

In recent years, there has been increasing focus and education on the realities of human trafficking in our midst. Agencies that work with youth who are facing crises and other life challenges, have a particular responsibility to grow in awareness of the risks and develop skills for assessing and treating youth who have experienced sex trafficking. 

This workshop provides a foundation for understanding the prevalence and impact of sex trafficking in Wisconsin and builds on the work of the WI Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and the short web-based training provided through the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System. Through this workshop therapists and youth care professionals will increase their understanding about signs of trafficking and acquire skills to use to promote healing and recovery.  Participants will take home practical skills for detecting signs of sex trafficking, understanding how trauma impacts brain development and the tools to help youth who have experienced sex trafficking. Equipped with this knowledge and these skills professionals who work with youth are in a strong position to use strategies to support growth and well-being in lives of children and adolescents to help them thrive.

This workshop is intended to be interactive with participants, utilizing videos, group activities, case examples and dialogue/discussion. The intended audience is individuals who work with youth in mental health services and/or out-of-home care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the definitions and terms for child sex trafficking
  • Define and identify the different types of child sex trafficking
  • Recognize risk factors and signs
  • Know the legal implications of Child Sex Trafficking
  • Define trauma and Identify the different types of trauma
  • Understand how trauma impacts the brain and define different types of survival strategies that develop due to trauma
  • Apply Trauma Informed Care (TIC) practices to direct services

 About the Presenter:

Lisa Anderson, LPC has been in the Human Services field for over twenty-five years with an eclectic professional work experience within different systems. She has in worked in public, non-profit, medical and private practice sectors. Lisa weaves her knowledge of systems into her presentations to break down silos and develop team building between systems

Lisa started her career in the Medical field, first as a Discharge Planner and then as a social worker in a federally funded clinic. Lisa then moved into the position of Director for the Sexual Assault Recovery Program in Rock County and developed and ran the CASA Program in Rock County at Family Services-SWANI. During this time Lisa was a Treatment Level Foster Parent for 10 years but this ended when Lisa switched paths again and started at Wood County as a Specialized Foster Parent Social Worker and then became the Supervisor for the Wood County Children’s Specialized Unit which included, Comprehensive Community Services Program and Long Term Care. Lisa transitioned to the Fox Valley, where she was hired as the Outagamie County Crisis Supervisor for the Mental Health Division for 9 years. She also provided outpatient services at Psychology Associates of the Fox Cities.

Currently, Lisa is the owner of L.K. Anderson Consulting, LLC and A Healing Place, Complete Counseling Care. Lisa provides technical consultation to agencies, such as clinical supervision, team building and developing Trauma Informed Care practices/policies.  Additionally, Lisa has presented to a variety of audiences on topics, such as, Youth Sex Trafficking, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Informed Parenting, Ethics and Boundaries; Hoarding, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Planning,; Building Resiliency; Secondary Trauma/Stress, Self-Care and Team/Relationship Building. In her private practice, Lisa provides specialize trauma therapy to children, teens and adults. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Social Worker. She received her Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees at UW-Whitewater.

Lisa is passionate about training and is an energetic and interactive trainer who uses humor and storytelling to engage and entertain the audience while they are learning.

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Contact: Rachel Kruse, WAFCA Event Coordinator, [email protected], 608.257.5939