February 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Virtual Event
$60.00 Regular $57.00 Licensed Pro $30.00 Student/Intern/Retired
CASAT Learning

Understanding Challenges and Improving Treatment Services for Adult Sex Workers and their Families: LIVE WEBINAR

The commercial adult/sex industry is a highly complex and layered business that consists of both legal and illicit dealings from street-level prostitution to brothel workers and high-end escorts. The population involved in this industry is difficult to quantify for many reasons. Stigmatized, marginalized, disenfranchised, and vulnerable, these individuals are often isolated and shrouded in secrecy as veiled people filled with shame due to the nature of the work and often underlying criminal element. Some, both knowingly and unknowingly, are “victims of sex trafficking yet victimized into the larger context of prostitution”. And still others seemingly are under their own free will. Studying and quantifying adult/sex workers remains elusive, including the percentage of those who work in the industry by choice. The University of Nevada, Reno – Extension conducted a needs assessment in 2020 to identify the priority needs and recommended service provisions for adult/sex workers as well as the unique needs and challenges these individuals and their families face. Coupled with stigmatization, these challenges create barriers to accessing basic resources and tools for living healthy, full lives for them and their families and make exiting prostitution a risky and sometimes dangerous endeavor. In this webinar, we will present the findings and share recommendations for local providers to address these needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the unique demographics and characteristics of individuals working in the adult/sex industry.
  • Participants will be able to recognize barriers and challenges faced by adult/sex workers and their families.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate areas where they can improve treatment/services when encountering these individuals.

Presented by: Anne R. Lindsay, PhD, M.S., FACSM

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3

This training is approved for continuing education by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.

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