A question of Identity: a therapeutic assessment of an adolescent

Audrey Rosenberg, Assistant Program Director of WestCoast’s Assessment program, was published in the French journal, Le Journal Des Psychologues. Audrey’s article examines the work between a white male assessor and an African American adolescent male using established therapeutic models and adapting them to a transcultural context.

The article is available here.

WestCoast at the White House

On June 10th, WestCoast’s Executive Director, Stacey Katz, presented at the White House to state and national leaders who were brought together for the National Convening on Trafficking and Child Welfare. The U.S. Administration for Children and Families sponsored the event to prepare state child welfare agencies, law enforcement and the courts to implement new legislation, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014.

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You can’t stop something you don’t see

Dear WestCoast Community:

Children are bought and sold for sex every night throughout California. Most go unnoticed. We know from our research that exploited youth are abused for 2 to 3 years before anyone recognizes it. In response, WestCoast developed a brief screening tool to help professionals see the signs of exploitation and intervene earlier.
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