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Learn About Guilt, Shame and Stigma from Our Experts

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Learn About Guilt, Shame, and Stigma from Our Experts

January 4, 2022

12 p.m. PST | 3 p.m. EST

Duration: 90 minutes

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Guilt, shame, and stigma are the results of trauma and exploitation. Shame and stigma are harmful, are easily triggered, and manifest in several ways. We will discuss the triggers, what these manifestations look like, how to prevent shaming and stigmatizing whether in the courtroom, a social service setting, or elsewhere, and how to respond to these manifestations when they occur. This 90-minute webinar will allow participants to be a part of the conversation and ask questions directly to our faculty.

For more webinar information, please contact Malika Fahie, Program Specialist, NCJFCJ, at


Hon. Barbara Mack (Ret.), Board Director, NCJFCJ

Barbara Mack is a King County Superior Court Judge in Seattle, Washington. She has presided over a wide variety of criminal and civil cases and served four years as a judge in Juvenile Court. Judge Mack convened and chairs the King County Task Force on Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC).

The mission of the Task Force is to ensure the safety and support of CSEC and to prevent further exploitation. The Task Force trains those who may come in contact with exploited children to recognize and identify them and ensures that each such child has access to an advocate. Task Force partners provide and coordinate services specific to each child through multidisciplinary teams where appropriate and provide continuous training to and communication among community partners. The Task Force, with its partners, also collects and evaluates data and outcomes to establish best practices.

Judge Mack has participated as faculty for the NCJFCJ National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking, serves on the NCJFCJ Legislative Committee, and is the NCJFCJ representative to the Global Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Attorney General on information sharing issues. She is a member of the Washington Superior Court Judges Association Family and Juvenile Law Committee, the Court Improvement Program Steering Committee, and the Ethics Committee.

Leslie Briner, MSW, Consultant, Assoc. Faculty, School of Social Work, University of Washington

For over 20 years, Leslie Briner has served families experiencing homelessness, youth with developmental disabilities, youth in the foster care system, and since 2005, has worked with commercially sexually exploited (CSE) youth. She has designed, implemented, and directed services for sexually exploited and trafficked youth and developed comprehensive training on the topics of sexual exploitation and trafficking. To date, she has trained over 8,000 people as well as provided substantial technical assistance and consultation on these issues in Washington State and across the country.

Leslie operates Social Strategies, an education and consulting practice based in Seattle, Washington. She works as a consultant with YouthCare, Casey Family Programs, the Capacity Building Center for States, as well as being Associate Faculty at the University of Washington, School of Social Work where she earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) in 2010.