THIS COLLABORATIVE CONTENT WILL GROW & CHANGE MANY MORE TIMES. EACH COURSE IS ABOUT 3 CONTENT HOURS INCLUDING VIDEOS, TEXT AND ACTIVITIES TO COMPLETE.
SEX WORK IS WORK
Humanizing the work, building bridges with the people, exploring the work’s impact on identity formation and integration, impact of the type of work on well-being (who they are, who they aren’t, sex work in history, our collective engagement in sex work as a culture)
Who they are, what they seek and how they engage, the problematic patterns in consumption arising as a result; and/or limits to access.
(the impact of oppression, media, socialized ideas of bodies/sex/arousal in the work, impact of criminalization and stigma and shame)
DECRIM VS. LEGALIZE
the legal and political approaches to integrating the work into life, the intersections of activism and clinical work, the role of the therapist in advocacy for well-being
SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION IN SEX WORK
Exploration of the impact of differing types of oppression, particularly exploring intersecting identities and harm
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEX WORK & TRAFFICKING
Clarifying the extent of both and the global/ political/ economic fallout from the conflation of the two, how to assess the difference and care for the whole person in this moment
Highlight the diversity of work, the care received, and necessary areas of growth and change to meet the complex needs.
LABOR MOVEMENT & WORKERS RIGHTS
The role of Sex Workers and activists, organizaers in the movement. The challenges presented from those outside Sex Work.
INFO ON CLIENTS
Stereotypes, masculinity and toxic masculinity in the work, power dynamics and navigating boundaries.
SEX WORK UNDER CAPITALISM
What sex work means under capitalism. Sex work being work.
STRUCTURAL & SYSTEMIC BARRIER REMOVAL STRATEGIES
Community based, per led, free/low cost strategies, gender expansive inclusive services, telehealth, confidentiality waiver specific to the work (not included in records), all ades, no ID required, drop-in care, crisis work, preventative care.
TRAUMA & SEX WORK
Layers of trauma including the impact of outside stigma/ oppression/ violence, harm that occurs within, internalized oppression and intersection of familial/ intergenerational trauma, strategies for healing and tools for providers
& SEX WORK
Common manifestations, challenges and co-occurring eating disorders, substance abuse and trauma
TREATING THE WHOLE PERSON
Perspective shifts and pathways forward, new models and decolonized approaches to healing.
SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION IN MENTAL HEALTH & HEALTH CARE
Barriers to care and access to basic well-being, understanding the roots of harm and dreams of new ways of being in care providing settings
(tailoring care to challenge these barriers & creating new pathways for safer, more accessible care)
SUPPORTING RELATIVES & PARTNERS OF THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY
Addressing socio cultural shifts, building new structures for integration in families and relationships without subjugation. Relationship therapy/ coaching resources specific to partners of those in the industry
COMING OUT PROCESS
Holding the whole story and experience of folks who have been through many stages and parts of the work
SESTA/FOSTA, Earn It Act, SISEA, SEC 230, etc. and how they impact the most vulnerable.
SEX WORK & THE MEDIA
Harmful stereotypical and dehumanizing portrayals in media. Co-opting of sex work by celebrities and more.
BEING A THERAPIST
& A SEX WORKER
Therapists have many intersecting identities.
INSIGHTS FROM A LAWYER
Ethics of the work with lawyers and "justice system". Sex Worker friendly practices, not documenting identity, resources, etc.