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Toxic Intersections: Substance Use, Sex Trafficking, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation” with Dr. Abigail Judge

March 3, 2022 . 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Join us Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 2 PM – 3 PM, as we continue to learn about the complex topic of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and its impact, featuring Dr. Abigail Judge.

Participants will learn how:

· Addiction makes individuals vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation
· Substances are used as a tool of coercion
· Recovery and addiction services are an opportunity to help
· Stigma, discrimination, and trauma affect help-seeking and must also be addressed
· Communities can offer support to overcome these challenges, learn ways to help in your role

Abigail Judge Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and in private practice, and she is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Judge’s hospital-based clinical work, scholarship, and teaching focus on improving the clinical response to women impacted by the continuum of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Dr. Judge has worked with this population as a therapist, educator, court-appointed evaluator, and expert witness since 2009.

At MGH, Dr. Judge leads MGH Connect: A Project for Outreach and Recovery, that provides low threshold – that is more easily accessible and acceptable – psychological and peer support for women at the intersection of substance use and commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking, and is based at the MGH Bridge Clinic. In 2021, this project received a grant from the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General to expand access for BIPOC women through survivor mentoring and engaging women detained at the Suffolk County House of Correction.

This is part of the HTSE Workgroup Education Series, which started with Dr. Judge on November 4, 2021.

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Date:
March 3, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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