Last year, the L.A. County Department of Children and Family services received close to 700 referrals from people in our community to report allegations of sex trafficking of a child or youth under the age of 18 years old. Though it is hard to believe, Los Angeles County is considered by the FBI to be one of the top areas in the nation where the sex trafficking of minors is a problem plaguing our society.
We invite community members to join us on October 23rd for a free training on “The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Raising Awareness and Building a Trauma-Responsive Community of Caregivers”. This free training will explain how any youth can easily fall prey to exploiters, show participants how to identify an at-risk or victim of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and share, through interactive and fun activities, how to apply a trauma-responsive approach to support victims towards healing and recovery. This event will also provide information on the various ways the community can support the needs of youth that have been impacted by sex trafficking
We will also be celebrating and honoring foster caregivers by highlighting the incredible support and commitment that our caregivers give to L.A. County’s most vulnerable youth. Our day together will give us the honor and pleasure to express our gratitude to our everyday heroes that bring hope to children, youth, and families.
This free event will include:
- A hosted Breakfast and Lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. and the training begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
- Special Recognition Awards in honor of Foster Caregivers
- 3 training credits available for eligible caregivers
- Resource Tables
Via Event Brite: https://hope4csec.eventbrite.
By phone: Call Remee Austria (213) 765-7427. Please leave your first name, last name, agency affiliation (if applicable), phone number, and