2017 Best Practices for Youth Conference

Q & A Session and Panel Discussion

Crisis Intervention for Prostitution and Child Trafficking

Terri O'Donnell, LPC, SASA

Terri O'Donnell has been a mental health therapist since 1998. She has extensive experience working with women and men with histories of trauma and addiction. She worked in an addiction treatment center for women for 8 years and is now working with Project Respect as the therapist for victims of human trafficking. She is also in private pracice. 

Dr. Kristie Holmes

Kristie Holmes, PhD, LCSW, specialized in topics related to global health, gender, and media and the impact of technology on social relationships. She has spent a significant amount of time in the past eight years working on projects related to he United Nations Sustainable Development goals (previously MDGs), which included work with Zero Mothers Die and Millennia 2025 Foundation. She has acted as moderator of NGOs at he United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and participated as a panelist at the Women Leaders Forum as part of the United Nations General Assembly. Currently, she serves on the board of the United Nations Women U.S. National Committee and works with Give an Hour, which donates clinical time to veterans in need of services who are often on a waiting lis. Currently she teaches Global, Gender and Clinical Practice courses at the graduate level at University of Southern California. Holmes ran for Congress in 2014 in California's District 33.  

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1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific

Workshop Description

There are as many as 27 million men, women, and children in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution around the world. A panel comprised of two experts will hold an interactive discussion on the issues faced by sexually exploited women and children. The panel will critique and discuss best practices for prevention and crisis intervention. 

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