Zoom CSEC 101 Train-the-Trainer

Mon, Aug 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT

Hosted on a Zoom call – login information will be emailed.

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The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101 Train-the-Trainer is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to become confident trainers on CSEC. The training will be co-facilitated by Nola Brantley who is a National Advocate, Master Trainer and Survivor of the Commercial Sex Industry and Dr. Nicole Klasey who is a psychologist specializing in Trauma and the Commercial Sex Industry. Nola Brantley Speaks utilizes a survivor-clinician training model which provides audiences with an enhanced learning experience. Nola is a pioneer in California as she founded the first CSEC advocacy agency, MISSEY, in Oakland, CA and founded Nola Brantley Speaks in 2014. She has been training providers across the nation on CSEC 101 since 2010, training well over 100,000 professionals in the filed, community members and members of the faith based community. Nola’s personal experiences give her a powerful perspective which she shares in her trainings. Dr. Nicole Klasey, Nola’s co-trainer and business partner, has an extensive background working with foster youth in residential treatment. Nicole has been a key developer of several of the training curriculums that are being used throughout California and CSEC prevention curriculums. Nicole also provides leadership for a team of survivor and clinician trainers providing trainings across California.


Alameda County CSEC + Harm Reduction

Thu, October 1, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT

Alameda County TBD, Oakland, CA 94607

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Harm reduction principles have been identified as a best practice for working with commercially sexually exploited children and transitional age youth. This training will cover the following topics: overview of harm reduction, overview of the Stages of Change model, applying harm reduction principles to each stage in the Stages of Change, and safety planning.


Alameda County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Gay Males and Transgender Females

Thu, February 11, 2021 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST

Alameda County TBD Oakland, CA 94607

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Nola Brantley Speaks has partnered with UCSF to bring this training to Alameda County. “The Sexual Exploitation and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Transgender Females and Gay Males” provides a comprehensive look at what it is like to live as a gay male or transgender females, highlighting the various types of discrimination they experience. Participants will also learn about risk factors and pathways of entry into the commercial sex industry.


2021 Keystone Conference

Each Year in March, usually the last week:

Although the 2020 conference was cancelled, plans are being made for 2021.

Alameda County TBD Oakland, CA 94607

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This is a conference designed for the Transgendered individual and their inquiring or supportive significant others.  It si a welcoming venue for those who simply wish to explore their gender expression or refine a new life-path. 

Attendees will find four full days of varied and meaningful workshops, seminars and activities and four nights of social functions, the finale being Saturday night’s Keystone Gala Dinner and Dance in the Sheraton’s resplendent Commonwealth Ballroom. For those desiring more social activities, we have arranged activities for all four days as well, and our extraordinary special event rate for this bright and luxurious hotel is extended for those desiring a longer stay in the clean, lovely and historic riverside city of Harrisburg.

Thank you to the almost 700+ people who attended our eleventh Annual Keystone Conference in March of 2019 and made it such an overwhelming success! From your suggestions, we are expanding the 2020 Keystone Conference by increasing the number of social and educational programs, broadening the range of topics and expanding the schedule to provide more opportunity to attend the seminars and workshops you want to see and hear.

Light in the Closet is planning to be at this conference presenting a session titled: “Navigating Your Spiritual Valley.” An informational session focused on the affirmations found in Scripture concerning gender identity. This session will focus on the role religion has played (mainly Christian, but not exclusively) concerning the subject of being transgendered. The content will be designed to equip those who are questioning their transgendered nature, or are being persecuted by religious ignorance, to find answers to common questions or objections. We will shed some light on the subject by seeing what the Bible says about nurture, nature choice, as well as other topics. Many religious leaders had a positive view of gender identity and inclusion. Includes a frank discussion on how we (transgender) are a valuable resource to our spiritual communities.

Check back for updates.


2021 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

Held each year in June 

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Co-sponsors include Transfaith Online. 

Securing human dignity for others and ourselves is not just a laudable goal, but a necessary part of our expression of faith.  This conference offers a faith tract as well as many wellness and medical tracrs.

Light in the Closet is planning to be at this conference presenting a session titled: “Navigating Your Spiritual Valley.” An informational session focused on the affirmations found in Scripture concerning gender identity. This session will focus on the role religion has played (mainly Christian, but not exclusively) concerning the subject of being transgendered. The content will be designed to equip those who are questioning their transgendered nature, or are being persecuted by religious ignorance, to find answers to common questions or objections. We will shed some light on the subject by seeing what the Bible says about nurture, nature choice, as well as other topics. Many religious leaders had a positive view of gender identity and inclusion. Includes a frank discussion on how we (transgender) are a valuable resource to our spiritual communities.


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