This workshop will present a model for communicating with at-risk children and adolescents who may have experienced trauma. The presentation will provide insight to understand trauma and development in order to improve communication and offer a modified bystander model for building capacity for personal and group risk management skills.
Three Objectives or Takeaway Ideas:
-Understand the impact of trauma in child development and communication.
-Adapt trauma and development informed communication strategies.
-Practice a modified bystander model for communication with at risk youth.
Dr. Sandra Morgan, an educator and nurse, is recognized globally for her expertise in combating human trafficking and working to end violence against women. Dr. Morgan’s experience serving missing and exploited children includes such direct care positions as being a pediatric nurse, a volunteer with Doctors of the World (Athens, Greece), and a past Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). Her expertise is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally and includes such venues as Asia, Russia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. She served on Foreign Affairs Chair Congressman Ed Royce’s Anti Human Trafficking Advisory Committee. She also serves the Orange County CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) Steering Committee partnering with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. In her role as Faculty and Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, she has built capacity for research, education, and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. endexploitationsummit.com/