Child Abuse & Exploitation Consultant, Children's Hospital MN (MCRC); MN Children's Alliance
Trevor Berberick was raised in rural Kansas and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he works throughout the state as a child abuse and exploitation consultant. He recently transitioned from his position as a Safe Harbor Regional Navigator, where he worked to increase access and improve systems’ responses for sexually exploited and trafficked youth in a seven-county Metro area. Currently, Trevor works for the Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC), a child abuse clinic and Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital MN, and for the Minnesota Children’s Alliance. His work consists of providing support, consultation, and training to emergent and established county-based and tribal multidisciplinary child abuse teams across Minnesota. Much of this work involves guiding teams towards the integration of holistic, culturally responsive services for affected youth and families. Additionally, he works to strengthen community oversight of these governmental systems’ responses by increasing the presence of marginalized communities until teams better reflect their larger communities and those being served. Trevor has a background working with marginalized runaway and homeless youth in emergency shelter and transitional living programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Macalester College, where his research focused on the intersections of homelessness and the exploitation/trafficking of LGBTQ youth and boys. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, tending to an excessive number of plants, cleaning (yes, really), and recovering from numerous bike injuries.