Sacramento Area Professional. Program Coordinator with Substance Use Prevention and Treatment at Sacramento County. Supervisor over Youth System of Care, and Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Contracts Monitor.
Previously worked with Children's Law Center (CLC) as a field supervisor for our MSW interns, and as the CARE Supervisor providing a collaborative and intensive model of legal representation and service delivery to some of CLC’s high need clients, including youth involved in the juvenile justice system, those with high-end mental health needs, and those who have been sexually trafficked. We work directly with young and emerging adult clients in and outside of the courtroom, and collaborate with a cross sector of child welfare, mental health and health services, regional centers, educational, housing, workforce and other community and county agencies working with TAY (transitional age youth) to ensure youth have access to necessary resources and services to prepare for life after foster care.
Before that, I developed curriculum to provide treatment for perpetrators of sex trafficking - this includes recognizing the risk factors and psychological characteristics of the perpetrators and how to address the issues within this population and get to the root causes. I have experience in direct services working with parolees including but not limited to sex offenders in a variety of forensic settings including county jails, courts, community, in-patient, and out-patient. Significant training and experience in suicide risk assessment, individual, family, couples and group therapies. Also, recently joined California P.O.S.T. as a trainer for ICI Human Trafficking Investigations through South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. Experience in working with clients who have co-occurring disorders, AOD assessment and treatment. Experience in working with severely mentally ill, case management and daily living skills. Direct services and care for children, as well as adults with intellectual, and physical disabilities in a variety of settings. Counseled children, adults, and families in county-based Medi-Cal outpatient clinic; including school-based services and home visits.
Mental Health Program Coordinator - Youth SOC
CARE Team Supervisor
Children's Law Center
ICI HT Instructor
South Bay Regional Training Consortium
Specific to sex trafficking suspects and the ins and outs of the mind behind the trafficker. This includes the risk factors, and the general topics discussed post prison release with traffickers in a therapeutic setting (parole requirements).
Understanding sex trafficking, and the ins and outs of both the perpetrator and victims. Why are certain groups of people targeted, why are there pimps and traffickers? Who are the buyers?
Teaching you what you can’t learn from Wikipedia about Sex Trafficking