Many social service providers and front line workers have youth clientele who are being sexually exploited, or at risk. These youth can go under-serviced without the proper training and education on the topic. Our presentation will educate staff on the warning signs of exploited youth, current grooming tactics, recent trends, and relevant legislature and resources to help protect their clients. Staff will also have the chance to create concrete strategies for their own clients and have their personal concerns addressed.
A parent's goal is the safety and health of their child. This can feel like an impossible feat in a technology heavy and peer reliant world for our children and youth. Learn about the different forms of sexual exploitation, online and in person, alongside practical tips and strategies you can use as a parent to help keep your children and youth safe from all forms of sexual exploitation. Parents will walk away having knowledge on peer related exploitation trends, such as sexting, as well as online exploitation and grooming trends.
Educators and school district staff play a key role in the personal lives and safety of their students. Often times, a student's safety and wellbeing relies on school staff, who come in contact with them daily. Learn about one of the most common and under-discussed youth issues in BC: Sexual Exploitation. Staff will learn about the different forms of sexual exploitation, current trends with the students in their community, the different forms of predators and peer driven exploitation. Staff will walk away with a better understanding of how these issues affect their students and what they can do to help make a difference.
An overview of sexual exploitation in Canada and BC. The overview will touch on topics relating to pimps, recruitment tactics, online exploitation, child sexual abuse images, barriers to exiting, how to support youth victims, and laws related to the issue.
A focus on the barriers that victims of sexual exploitation face, important supporting principals, how to support victims through the court process, important laws and tools.
A look at why Indigenous populations are over represented with this issue, what places Aboriginal youth at risk of sexual exploitation, and strategies to support at risk youth as well as entrenched youth.
A look at online and female recruitment trends by looking at root causes, behaviours, and tactics. Includes a discussion regarding internet tactics and how they are developed by exploiters. This presentation is from the perspective of how a predator makes decisions and grooms.
Do you have another topic you would like to cover in your conference? Reach out to us and we will tailor our presentation.
"Your presentation was fantastic - informative, fun and engaging which is a huge feat for a topic that has the potential to be quite heavy. My class had nothing but great feedback. By far the best presentation we've had this year!"
-Natalie, Teacher in Surrey
"Tiana gave the organization I work for a great presentation regarding youth who are sexually exploited. This presentation was informative, relevant and used current information that we were able to apply to our everyday Youth care practice! Tiana handled the sensitive topic around Sexual Exploitation in a highly professional and youth centred way. "
- Michael, Youth Safe House Manager in East Vancouver
"Tiana is an amazing communicator and inspiring speaker. I am inspired by her passion and appreciative of her knowledge around exploitation and trafficking. Tiana brought a well rounded presentation that provided new ideas and information to a mixed audience, those who work at the prevention stage and those working with victims. As a community victim support worker I am cognizant of the many layers to the issue of exploitation and was very impressed by Tiana's ability to take those layers and make them visible. She provides reliable and concrete direction for front line workers, teachers and community stakeholders and would be a most valuable asset for agencies who are looking to provide updated information, education and training on sexual exploitation. "
- Brenda, Support Worker with the Counter Exploitation Unit (VPD)
"I was pleased with the approach Tiana used when she met with the parents at our school: she was able to create a welcoming and open space that quickly put people at ease. I was most impressed by the respectful way she accepted questions and comments after her presentation. The feedback I received was all positive."
- Jeff, Elementary School Principal in Sunshine Coast
"I personally loved the combination of expertise, knowledge, and genuine sincerity of our presenter, Tiana. She really connected well with the students, and her interactive format was impactful. Every single student said the presentation was useful and would recommend it for next year's class."
-Social Justice Teacher, Delta
"The fact that you tailored the presentations to our groups in Bella Bella is one of the reasons your visit was so successful.
We found the workshop for staff and front line workers particularly helpful this year. It was an opportunity to meeting with all the staff and discuss problems that we all have and all worry about, this time of training gives us a chance to focus and work as a team. Thank you again for all your support."
-Cindy, Youth Coordinator and Community Wellness Team Leader
"Learning the legal process was extremely helpful. The pace at which the presentation moved and the information given was extremely captivating and enlightening. This knowledge is so important and I am so grateful that you do what you do!"
-Youth Worker, Sources BC
"Your friendly demeanour and presentation style was very effective in getting the info across to our students. Engaging speaker and inclusive of all student opinions. Most of the topics were relevant to our school and student issues."
-Grade 9/10 PE Teacher, Vancouver
"Your presentations were amazing and caused a great deal of discussion in the end of day reflection class and students responded positively to the messages you presented. "
-Conference Day Teacher, Richmond School
"I truly enjoyed your presentation and took home with me a lot of information. It was definitely impactful."
- Coordinator, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
" Sexual Exploitation Education provided an engaging and powerful presentation on a topic that needs more coverage, especially with youth. Student left the workshop empowered, feeling they had a responsibility to take action and keep the conversation going. "
Social Justice Teacher, Delta
"The presenter was engaging, knowledgeable, and used great content. Learning about real life cases are very helpful. Loved it!"
-Youth Worker, SourcesBC