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Young Center

Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities

801 Drake Road

Lebanon, Ohio 45036

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This training will provide an overview of Human Trafficking and the impact of past trauma has on vulnerability to this type of abuse. Topics covered will include:

Introduction: Trafficking 101

  • Definitions/ laws
  • How to report

Awareness / empathy building activity

The role of ACEs and toxic stress in creating vulnerability

  • A neuroscience/ brain perspective
  • Disruptive attachment and it’s impact on building healthy relationship

"Why” don’t “they” just leave?

  • Discussion on barriers to getting out of trafficking and accepting services

Screening for Trafficking

  • Screening tools for use in various settings
  • Prevention/Recognition strategies


Presenter:

Colleen Mercuri-Johnson, MSW, LISW-S is the owner of Hope Tree Consulting LLC. She holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Child Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. She provides consultation to teams supporting individuals with complex trauma histories and is a co-lead for the Southwest Regional Trauma Informed Care Collaborative, an initiative through Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. An experienced mental health therapist, Colleen specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). She speaks nationally on co-occurring mental health and IDD including treatment for problem sexual behaviors, the impact of trauma and the healing power of connection, sexuality and healthy relationship development across the lifespan. She is co-author of the National ARC’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability white paper Sex Offenders with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: A Call to Action for the Criminal Justice Community.


Registration will begin at 8:30 am. Continuing Education hours are being explored for this presentation. Updates will be posted on this site as they become available.

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Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities

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