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CLIENT CENTERED SUPPORT MODEL

CCSM

The Client Centered Support Model is intended to educate and guide the HCAHT member agencies as well as relevant secondary communities in how to best support those who have experienced trafficking and sexual exploitation. The goal of implementing the Support Model across the region of Halton is to enhance local coordination and collaboration and to ensure that service providers are educated on best practices to employ when supporting survivors.

As all clients are different, the support they ask for will be different. The Support Model is a living document, and will continue to be revised, evaluated, and updated as more resources and information are made available to the HCAHT.

Harm reduction strategies within the Client Centered Support Model are built on the recognition that those who are involved in sex work (including those who have been trafficked or sexually exploited) have the right to choose which services to access or not access, and that those rights should be respected. At the same time, it is important to make services accessible to those who choose to remain in vulnerable situations in a way that helps them to stay as safe as possible.


Furthermore, for those who are being trafficked, and who therefore have few choices and little control over their own safety, harm reduction resources need to be easy to access, have no restrictions, and must be provided with empathy and without judgement. 

It is important to make services accessible to those who choose to remain in vulnerable situations in a way that helps them stay as safe as possible. Harm reduction resources need to be easy to access, have no restrictions, and be provided with empathy and without judgement.

For more information, or access the Client Centered Support Model and/or to request an educational presentation on Human Trafficking, please contact: humantrafficking@savisofhalton.org

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