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Addressing Guilt, Shame, and Stigma for Survivors in Child Sex Trafficking Cases

Webcasts / Addressing Guilt, Shame, and Stigma for Survivors in Child Sex Trafficking Cases

Guilt, shame, and stigma are the results of trauma and exploitation. Young people who have survived child sex trafficking will present in court carrying the weight of the guilt, shame, and stigma associated with their sexual exploitation. Guilt, shame, and stigma are harmful, may be easily triggered, and present in a number of ways. 

In this webinar the Honorable Barbara Mack (Ret.), Board Director, NCJFJ, and Leslie Briner, MSW discuss guilt, shame, and stigma: 

  • Triggers, 
  • How they present in behaviors and actions, 
  • Prevention in the courtroom, social service settings, or elsewhere; and 
  • Trauma-Informed Responses.