WHAT: Free Training: Best Practices for Working with People in the Sex Industry
WHERE: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Avenue Southwest
Seahurst Banquet Hall
Burien, WA 98166
WHEN: Thursday August 8, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
BLURB: This training will provide information and resources geared towards best practices for social service providers in working with people in the sex industry. Points covered will be the definitions of and legal differences between sex trafficking and sex work, including sex trafficking of minors. Additionally, this training will cover recent anti-trafficking legislation as it relates to working with people in the sex trade in a social service context and will also include guidelines for social service professionals working with people who exchange sex. Trainees will walk away with a better understanding of complex intersectional concepts in the sex industry as well as concrete tools for creating better relationships to clients engaged in the sex industry.
Presenter Adrien LeMoon is a Project PEER Specialist at Seattle Counseling Services where they provide safer sex supplies, information and outreach to the greater King County area. Adrien is also a former sex worker, sex trafficking survivor and has worked in public health and social services for over a decade, providing support to such agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Public Health Seattle & King County and others and has written for such publications as The Huffington Post on issues related to sex trafficking and the sex industry. They live in Tacoma with their three-legged rescue dog, Coco Bean.