Presentations

December 1, 2023

The Trafficking of Males: Misunderstood and Left Out (a conference)  – Columbus, Ohio
The Mental Health Needs of Male Survivors


November 3, 2023

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts
The Impact on Human Trafficking of Males

August 8, 2023

Call to Freedom- Navigating a Healthy Path for Victims of Human Trafficking
Sioux City, South Dakota

Impact of Human Trafficking on Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


June 22 2023

Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes – Lindsay Ontario, Canada
Men & Boys Victimized by Human Trafficking

April 27, 2023

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Symposium 2023

Trauma in Men and Boys Who Have Been Trafficked


April 12, 2023

Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Identification of and Services Needed for Trafficked Boys and Young Men

March 25, 2023

The Liberator Awards – Save our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP) – Columbus Ohio
Steven L Procopio – Recipient of the Liberator Award of the Year Award for Establishing the First Project for Trafficked Boys and Young Men in the United States

March 22, 2023

Male Survivor – New York, NY
Panel discussion on the effects of the Trafficking of Men & Boys

March 9, 2023

Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Ottawa, Canada
Trauma in Men and Boys Who Have been Trafficked

February 23, 2023

Traffic Jam – Navigating the Intersections of Human Trafficking
New Day Youth and Family Services – Ottawa, Canada
Trauma in Men and Boys Who Have Been Trafficked

December 9 – 11, 2022

Wellness Weekend for Male Survivors of Human Trafficking
SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) and The Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking – Columbus, Ohio
Wellness and Mindfulness Workshops/Activities for Male Survivors

November 9, 2022

Community Providers Adolescent Service, Inc. – The Compass School
Dorchester, MA
Trauma in Men and Boys Who have Been Trafficked

September 21, 2022

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference
University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Trauma in Men and Boys Who Have Been Trafficked
Co-facilitated with Ena Lucia Mariaca, MA


May 24, 2022

Sovereign Order of the Malta to the United Nations – New York, NY
Human Trafficking on the Ukraine Borders: A Panel Discussion of Trafficking Experts


December 14, 2021

United States Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking – St. Louis, MO
Trafficking of Males: The Silent Victims – A Webinar


October 21, 2021

Massachusetts Provider Council – Boston, MA
Annual Provider Convention
Trauma in Men and Boys Who Have Been Sexually Exploited


March 23, 2021

National Conference on Juvenile Justice & Family Court Judges – New York, NY
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men

March 22, 2021
 
The United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants – Arlington, Virginia
Trauma in Men and Boys Who Have Been Trafficked

November 17, 2020

New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking – Newark, N.J.
The Trafficking of Boys, Men and LGTBQ+ Youth in the United States

September 25, 2020

The University of Toledo International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference – Toledo, Ohio
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


June 26, 2020
Collective Liberty – Anti-Human Trafficking Program – Webinar
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Males
Exclusively for United States Law Enforcement Officers


June 16, 2020
The Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men
Presentation to the Human Trafficking Unit


May 20, 2020
The 2020 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
The Connection Between Male Sex Trafficking and HIV/AIDS     (a virtual presentation)


November 14, 2019
JCCA CSEC Conference – New York, N.Y.
Layered Vulnerabilities: Policy, Practice, & Prevention for Multiple Risk Populations
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


November 7, 2019
LUK (Let Us Know) Youth Services – Worcester, MA
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


November 6, 2019
Annual SANE (Sexual Assault Nurses’ Education) Update Training – Framingham, MA
Keynote Address: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


October 22, 2019
KGA Employee Assistance Program – Framingham, MA
The Clinical Implications of Psychotherapy with Men


September 5, 2019
2019 Partnering for a Future Without Violence Conference – Manchester, NH
Office of Victim/Witness Assistance – New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men
Big Boys Don’t Cry – The Sexual Abuse of Boys and Adolescent Males


August 9, 2019
Krimes Against Kids Conference – Orlando, FL
Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers

The Sexual Abuse of Boys
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males


May 24, 2019
National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS – Washington, D.C.
Plenary Session:  Intersectionality of HIV and IPV:  Implications for Prevention, Treatment and Care


May 20, 2019 
Two Days in May Conference on Victims Assistance:  Hidden Victims, Hidden Crime – Columbus, Ohio
Keynote Address:  The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


April 24, 2019
Center for Innovation and Resources – Fresno, CA
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth
The Childhood Sexual Abuse of Boys


April 5, 2019
National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter – Natick, MA
CEU Program
Sexual Victimization of Males Over the  Lifespan


March 23, 2019
Cape Cod Path (Persons Against Trafficking in Persons) -Barnstable, MA
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males


January 30, 2019
Boston College Women’s Center – Chestnut Hill, MA
Bystander Intervention Education Program
The Sexual Victimization of Males.


January 24, 2019
Erase Coalition and the Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. of Omicron Epsilon Chapter
– Human Trafficking Awareness Month
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth – Dartmouth, MA
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males.


October 19, 2018
Children’s Cove – The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center
Champions for Children Conference
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


October 4, 2018
Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force – Human Trafficking Conference
Workshop – Big Boys Don’t Cry – The Sexual Victimization of Males


September 10, 2018
Department of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond, VA – Males and Violence: “Engaging Men and Boys as Survivors, Advocates, and Change Agents”
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Young Men


August 29-30, 2018
Collaborative Solutions, Inc. Birmingham, AL – Mammoth Lakes, CA Rural Housing Coalition
Trauma Informed Care


June 15, 2018
Ottawa Human Trafficking Task Force – Ottawa, CN.
The Sexual Victimization of Males
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males


April 28, 2018
Needham PATH Needham, MA
Human Trafficking Summit – The Sexual Victimization of Males


April 20, 2018
JCCA – New York City, NY Conference on Human Trafficking
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth


April 5, 2018
Babson College – Wellesley, MA
Care Week – The Sexual Victimization of Males


March 27, 2018
Massachusetts Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission – Boston, MA
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth


March 2, 2018
Collaborative Solutions Rural Housing Coalition – Birmingham, AL
Trauma Informed Care – Sacramento, CA Housing Coalition


February 28, 2018
Collaborative Solutions Rural Housing Coalition – Birmingham, AL
Trauma Informed Care – Fresno, CA Housing Coalition


February 21, 2018

United States Air Force – Hascom Air Force Base – Concord, MA
The Sexual Victimization of Males


February 14, 2018

Collaborative Solutions Rural Housing Coalition – Birmingham, AL
Trauma Informed Care – Vermont Housing Coalition – Waterbury, VT


November 1, 2017

United States Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office – Washington, D.C.
Protocols to Prevent the Sexual Assault of Enlisted Men- Prevention, Outreach, Training and Behavioral Health


August 25, 2017

The Second Step – Newton, MA
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth


August 3, 2017

Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Annual Conference – Chicago, Il.
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth.


July 11, 2017

The Massachusetts State Senate Judiciary Hearings on Human Trafficking – Boston, MA
Testimony in Support of Vacating Criminal Offenses for Victims of Sex Trafficking of Males


May 25, 2017

United States Navy – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training – San Diego, CA.
Sexual Victimization of Naval Military Men


May 17, 2017

Response to Recovery – A Child Sexual Abuse Conference – Bloomfield, CT
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth


April 19-20, 2017

Penn State University and Family Services – Altoona, PA
The Sexual Victimization of Males Over the Lifespan – Childhood Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking


March 9, 2017

Needham PATH (People Against Trafficking in Humans) – Needham, MA
Panel Discussion on Global Trafficking Issues and its Impact in Needham, MA


February 14, 2017

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges – National Conference on Juvenile Justice – New York, NY

Sexual Trauma in Boys and Adolescent Males: Commercial Sexual Exploitation


January 11, 2017

Central Massachusetts Coalition to End Human Trafficking – Worcester, MA
Human Trafficking Awareness Day – Male Victims of Sex Trafficking


November 4, 2016

Responding to Human Trafficking in New Hampshire: Beyond 101 Conference – Nashua, NH
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males


November 2, 2016

Boston College – The Truth About Trafficking – Panel Discussion – Boston, MA
The Impact of Human Trafficking in the Unites States


October 11, 2016

Department of State – Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons – Washington, D.C.
Presentation: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males

October 9, 2016

SAFE-CHR Coalition for Human Rights Conference – Washington, D.C.
Pre-Conference Intensive: The Invisible Male: Boys/Men and Trafficking

October 6, 2016

Homeland Security – New England Agent staff meeting – New Haven, CT.
Panel Presentation: Trafficking in Persons

September 19, 2016

Teen Exploitation, Prevention and Response – Boston Street Workers – Boston, MA
Presentation: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

September 13, 2016

2016 Safe Harbor Training Institute – Minnesota Department of Public Health – Minneapolis, MN
Workshop: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

July 19, 2016

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges: Monterey, CA.
Workshop: Silent Survivors: Gender-specific Responses for Human Trafficking

May 3, 2016

Los Angeles, California Department of Mental Health
Workshop: The Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth.

April 22, 2016

Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital – Boston, MA. Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Panel Discussion – The Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse of Males.

April 8, 2016

National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter 14th Biennial Social Work Symposium
Workshop: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

March 10 – 12, 2016

Hodges University, Naples, FL: SAFE Coalition for Human Rights – Human Trafficking in Plain Sight – Identifying Best Practices

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth
Identifying Best Practices among successful SAFE HOUSES in the United States.

December 7-8, 2015

Nassau County, New York Department of Social Services and the Safe Center Long Island – New York Safe Harbour Initiative

The Sexual Abuse of Boys and Adolescent Males and The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

November 11, 2015

Federal Youth Service Bureau – Runaway and Homeless Youth – National Grantees Conference – New Orleans, LA
Workshop: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

October 19, 2015

Massachusetts Providers’ Council – Boston, MA
40th Annual Convention and Expo
Presentation: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

April 2015

Massachusetts Office for Victims of Crime (MOVA) – Boston, MA
Statewide Victims’ Rights Conference
Male Victimization Across the Life Span
Childhood Sexual Abuse – Adult Male Sexual Assault – Commercial Sexual Exploitation and same sex Domestic Violence

March 2015

The Committee for Public Counsel Services – Boston, MA
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

January 2015

Massachusetts Office for Victims of Crime (MOVA) Forum – Boston, MA
Male Victimization Across the Life Span
Childhood Sexual Abuse – Adult Male Sexual Assault- Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Same Sex Domestic Violence

November 2014

MALE Survivor – Biannual Conference – Newark, NJ

Panel Discussant on Male Victimization due to Human Trafficking
Workshop: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

Child and Family Services – Manchester, NH
Street Outreach Team
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

JuST Conference – Shared Hope International – Washington, DC
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

October 2014

Minnesota State Department of Public Health – St. Paul, MN.
Safe Harbor Providers

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of LGBT and Trans Youth

SAFE Conference – (Sex Trafficking Awareness, Freedom and Empowerment) – Chicago, IL
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males

September 2014

LOVE 146 – New Haven, CT
Consultation on Training Curriculum for CSEC Boys

Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference – University of Toledo – Toledo, OH
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

ARC of Freedom – Miami, FL
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys., Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

July 2014

Safe Horizon – Moving Victims of Violence from Crisis to Confidence – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Training for Department of Justice – Office of Victims of Crime Grantees

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys. Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

June 2014

Black Ministerial Alliance – Roxbury, MA
Human Services Coalition
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys, Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

May 2014

Sexual Assault Resource Center – Portland Oregon
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys/Adolescent Males

Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center, Massachusetts
Annual International Conference on Trauma
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys/Adolescent Males and Trans Youth

April 2014

Annual Freedom Network Trafficking Conference – San Francisco, CA
Effects of Commercial Sexual Exploitation on Males

Tufts University, Medford, MA
LOVE 146 Student Human Trafficking Coalition Awareness Month
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Males

Guest Lecturer – Framingham State College, Massachusetts
Class on Human Trafficking
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys/Adolescent Males

February 2014

Support to End Exploitation – Child Advocacy Center – Suffolk County, Massachusetts
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys/Adolescent Males

December 2013

State of Kentucky Office of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Annual Conference: Key note address on sexual victimization of males.

State of Kentucky Office of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Annual Conference: Workshop on Commercial Sexual Victimization of Males

October 2013

Guest Lecturer at Tufts University – Class on Human Trafficking – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Males

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Conference – Trauma and the LGBTQ Adolescent

September 2013

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Nationwide webinar – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men

June 2013

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse – The Childhood Sexual Abuse of Boys and Adolescent Males

May 2013 – May 2012 – May 2011

Boston College School Social Work International AIDS Conference – Commercial Sexual exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males: Implications for HIV

May 2010 – May 2009

Boston College School of Social Work International AIDS Conference – Childhood Sexual Abuse of Boys and Adolescent Males

April 2013

Freedom Network Human Trafficking Conference – Washington, D.C. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys Adolescent Males

March 2013

University of Connecticut Conference on LGBTQ Issues – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males

April 2011 – April 2010

Lesley University guest lecturer on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Adolescent Males and the Childhood Sexual Abuse of Males