Steven is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.
Steven Procopio is a trainer and consultant for males with complex trauma. His expertise is in the area of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and commercial sexual exploitation. Steven brings extensive experience in public health, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, homelessness and youth services.
Steven has implemented innovative initiatives supported by demonstration projects on HIV from the federal Department of Education, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and community-based AIDS service organizations. He has worked with executive directors of AIDS service organizations on the design, implementation and evaluation of a case management system for DPH-funded programs in Massachusetts, developing coordinated services based on a continuum of care.
Steven’s experiences in youth services included work as an adolescent therapist, director of a youth shelter for runaway/homeless youth and a family reunification facilitator.
His present professional work is with boys, adolescent males and men with a trauma history, with a focus on childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. He is the founder of the first free standing program to serve commercially sexually exploited boys, adolescent males and trans youth in the United States.
He is a trainer/consultant for the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Steven has taught and presented on the issues of male victimization on local and national levels, consulting with various groups on the effects male childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. He also works with non-profits on program development. Steven served on the victims services sub-committee on the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Task Force on Human Trafficking.