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Exploring ‘Trauma Informed’ Approaches to Working with Women Involved in Prostitution/The Sex Industry

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Date(s) - 16 Jul 2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Location The Foundry Conference Centre 17 Oval Way Oval London SE11 5RR United Kingdom


Course Description

This interactive course developed and delivered by AVA and Beyond the Streets will help participants increase their understanding of the perspectives and language that exists to talk about prostitution/the sex industry and will equip participants with an understanding of the value of a trauma informed approach.

Learning Objectives

  • To increase understanding of the complexity of the issues in the UK
  • Understand who is most affected by this issue and the benefits of framing it as Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Gain an awareness of the barriers women face in accessing help and/or exiting 
  • Explore differing perspectives and language
  • Feel more confident asking women about their experiences of prostitution/ the sex industry
  • Understand the impact of trauma and the benefits of a trauma informed approach in this context
  • Reflect on what this means for me and my organisation

Who should attend?

The course is relevant for any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with women who have experienced multiple disadvantage and would like to learn more about the issue and what this means for their role in helping women.


This event is fully booked.

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