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Coalition on Addictions

July 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This month’s speaker and topic:
Katie Rhoades – Addressing Substance Use among Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The St. Louis Coalition on Addictions is an NCADA program that brings together individuals concerned about addiction. It provides a forum for networking, for learning and advocacy about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and for discussion of other addictions. Participation is open to anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of addictions.

Lunch is provided free of charge (courtesy of Alkermes, Inc.)

A CEU for one contact hour is available for $5.00. COA is a service of NCADA and the Community Academic Partnership on Addictions. (CAPA is an affiliate organization of Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Program

Speaker Bio: 

Katie Rhoades, MSW, is the founder and executive director of Healing Action, a St. Louis based NPO that provides direct services to adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. She holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis Brown School of Social Work. Katie’s professional experiences spans 14 years working in the mental health field with adults who experience severe and persistent mental health concerns and has spent the last 10 years within the anti-trafficking movement. Prior to her education and professional experience, she was a victim of sex trafficking and spent 3 years in the sex trade. Fortunately, she was able to leave “the life” in 2002 and begin her own journey of healing and restoration.  Today, Katie is committed to increasing the awareness of commercial sexual exploitation and increasing the availability of direct services to survivors in the Saint Louis region. 


July 11, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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