Date: 6/27/2017, 10:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Mendocino County
Sponsor: Redwood Community Services, Inc.
An intensive workshop with an in-depth look at the issue of trafficking in our local community. Elle will share her own story of being trafficked out of Eureka and the “loop” through which she was transported around the West Coast for seven months. She will help us to understand who are the traffickers, who are the buyers (You might be surprised!), and who are the victims. (Many are runaway children and children in foster care). She will share strategies used by traffickers to groom and lure their victims; explain the “pimp” and their methods of control and coercion; introduce us to the vocabulary of “the game”; and address support services for victims to help them in their recovery. After this interactive training, you will leave with newfound knowledge on what sex trafficking looks like as well as how to assist someone through the process of healing after trauma.