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GEMS CSEC 201: Victim, Survivor, Leader Training

June 23, 2021 | 9:00am


The VSL™ curriculum is based on two foundational principles that shape and guide all of GEMS’ work: Survivor Leadership and Transformational Relationships, which are vital for effective youth development, particularly victims of CSEC. Topics to be covered in this three-day training include Stages of Change, Stages of VSL, Locus of Control, Application of Values, Engagement, Creating Change, Encouraging Agency-Wide Commitment, among others. This training is geared for those working with commercially sexually exploited children/youth and who are ready to augment their specialized service provision with a survivor empowerment/leadership focus, which is at the heart of all of GEMS programming. GEMS has been providing survivor-led trainings on the VSL™ model since 2011, and has provided comprehensive VSL™ trainings to professionals throughout the United States. The trainings are survivor-driven and survivor-led.

After you complete registration, please put the training dates and time into your calendar. Signup confirmations and links to the training will be sent at a later date during June. Registration is limited to 50 individuals. 


This training is currently full. Please email shall@tacfs.org to be placed on the waiting list.