This workshop will provide an overview of shame and involvement in the commercial sex industry and how it can present in treatment. The workshop will also focus on strategies to heal shame with youth and young adults who have been commercially sexually exploited. The presenter will share information on shame resilience and self-compassion.
Why topic is important: Involvement in the commercial sex industry can carry a lot of stigma and shame. When individuals don’t heal their shame, it can linger and negatively impact their lives. So, it’s crucial for providers to understand the heaviness of shame with commercially sexually exploited youth and young adults and learn strategies to support their healing.