Live Webinar – CCR CSEC Session 4: Housing and Services/Building Trauma-Informed Relationships


This three-hour webinar will first begin with reviewing how trauma of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) impacts youth. The presenter will explore strategies for trauma-informed engagement of youth and highlight typical dynamics that surface in the process. The second half of the training will focus on the results of a first-of-its-kind study about the experiences of services and housing on the safety, well-being, and stability of youth impacted by CSE. It covers the perspectives of girls and young women who received specialized CSE services in Los Angeles county and describes their housing experience. The presenters will (1) discuss the county’s nationally recognized efforts to support youth; (2) review findings from the research; and (3) describe the recommendations, based on the research and a stakeholder Research to Action Summit, to improve and expand services and practices to support housing stability and the safety and wellbeing of youth impacted by CSE.  

Targeted Audience: Probation CSEC coordinators and juvenile probation staff at all levels.


  • Mae Ackerman-Brimberg, Senior Attorney, Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative, National Center for Youth Law
  • Carly B. Dierkhising, Associate Professor of School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles  
  • Elise Geltman, LCSW, Training Program, WestCoast Children’s Clinic

STC # 09823955 (Certified for 3 STC Hours) 

Virtual Platform: Zoom Meeting

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