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Punitive to Restorative: Shifting the Expectations of Residential Care, November 17, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Commercial sexually exploited children (CSEC) are being placed in residential care across the state of Indiana at alarming rates. Many of these facilities utilize outdated approaches to trauma treatment and programming, which adversely effects the outcomes for these youth. It is imperative that residential care transforms from punitive to restorative in order to truly gain lasting healing and success for CSEC survivors. TRU Harbor, a program of the Youth Opportunity Center, is the only stand-alone facility that serves juvenile CSEC survivors in the state of Indiana.

With years of experience in residential care, Dr. Katrina Mallory (TRU Harbor Program Director) and Lindsay Price (TRU Harbor Assistant Director) have become accustomed to many different aspects of residential treatment. This training will focus on the process of developing TRU Harbor’s unique approach to anti-trafficking programming, including the impact of direct care support and staffing, responsibility of case management beyond the treatment team, daily schedule modifications, and trauma informed policies and procedures. From phase systems, to home visits, consequences, and privileges, this training will talk and walk through alternatives to the traditional notion of residential care, with a specific emphasis on what has been effective with the CSEC population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define trust based relational interventions and understand how this approach can be used to help shape behavior
  • Identify trauma informed alternatives to punitive residential programming
  • Obtain unique knowledge as it relates to policies and procedures for the CSEC population

Approved by DCS for Foster Parent hours.

Presenter Bios:

Dr. Katrina Mallory, Psy.D., HSPP; Program Director: TRU Harbor Dr. Mallory is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in complex trauma of children and adolescents. She has experience working a variety of roles in residential treatment settings, including direct care staff, counselor, diagnostic tester, and clinical supervisor. As a member of several Anti-Trafficking committees and taskforces, Dr. Mallory conducts trainings across the state of Indiana to educate youth workers, law enforcement, service providers, and community members on sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

Lindsay Price, Assistant Director: TRU Harbor Lindsay has been with the YOC for 10 years. She has had a variety of roles at YOC such as direct care staff, Cottage Manager, Education Coordinator, and Assistant Director. She’s served domestic minor victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking since 2014 and currently co-chairs the Youth Victim Services Committee of IPATH. Lindsay also conducts and helps facilitate trainings regarding this specific population across the state of Indiana.



Dr. Katrina Mallory, Psy.D., HSPP; Program Director: TRU Harbor Lindsay Price, Assistant Director: TRU Harbor