Spotlight on Exploitation:
How the Child Welfare System Can Address the Online and Street Exploitation of Youth in Care
Free training for child welfare system and stakeholders
Approved for 6 hours of MCLE and 5.5 hours of Social Work CEUs
Featured in Multiple Regions in Texas During 2015*
*See schedule at bottom of page for exact dates as they become available
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) - Texas Regional Office invites you to attend a one-day child welfare training in the cities listed below. This training is designed to educate the Texas child welfare system on preventing, identifying and responding to sexual exploitation of children, including child sex trafficking, and Internet-related dangers.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Texas Regional Office
Stakeholders in the child welfare system: Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) workers, CASA staff and volunteers, foster care agencies and families, juvenile justice staff, DFPS judges, attorneys for parents and children, therapists, educators and other service providers for children in care are encouraged to attend.
Each training will open at 8am for check in & networking (first session at 8:30am) and close by 5pm.
The registration page will display $0 for cost of training (this is a free training, limited seats available). But you do have the opportunity to help us defray costs by donating here.
Attendees must sign in to receive education credits.
The training will include presentations from subject matter experts covering:
Why Kids in Care are at Risk and How NCMEC can Help Protect and Recover Them
The course presents an overview of the resources of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for child welfare professionals, stakeholders, and families The course will also teach participants how to identify and respond to child sex trafficking and online forms of child exploitation.
Local Law Enforcement Perspective and Response to Child Victimization on the Street and Online.
Representatives of local and/or state law enforcement agencies will present trends of locally exploited youth in foster care. New developments in combatting child exploitation, investigation efforts and multi-agency collaboration to recover victims will also be discussed.
DFPS Response and Resources
DFPS representatives will present new policies and protocols in place to prevent and respond to child sex trafficking of children in care. Topics discussed will include identifying at-risk populations, determining future placement and services for victims, and what stakeholders can do to help protect and recover victims.
Legal Resources to Reduce Vulnerability of Foster Youth
Representatives from legal agencies providing pro bono resources will cover the legal tools available to help transitioning youth avoid a life on the streets and to assist any victimized youth. State statutes regarding the rights of current and former foster youth will also be discussed.
Reducing Vulnerability – a View from Foster Care Alumnae
This course will discuss recommendations for reducing foster youth vulnerability to exploitation. Representatives of the Foster Care Alumni of America, National Foster Care Youth Alumni Policy Council, and/or other former foster youth groups will present and help the attendees develop local ideas for prevention of child sexual exploitation.
Upcoming Training Schedule:
Lubbock: March 26, 2015 hosted at Covenant Children’s Hospital (Lakeside Campus), 4000 24th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410 in the Arnett Room on the 6th floor
Houston/Fort Bend: April 17, 2015 hosted at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX 77469. To register for Fort Bend, you must click here.
Gonzales: April 28, 2015 hosted at Emmanuel Fellowship Hall, 1817 St. Lawrence, Gonzales, TX 78629.
Denton: June 9, 2015 hosted at Ben E. Keith Community Center, 2801 North IH-35, Denton TX.
Seating for each training is limited. Register now to reserve seat.
Contact the Texas Regional Office for more information or to inquire about bringing this training to your region at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lubbock: March 26, 2015, Covenant Children’s Hospital (Lakeside Campus), 4000 24th Street, 79410 in the Arnett Room on the 6th floor
Houston/Fort Bend: April 17, 2015, Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX
Gonzales: April 28, 2015, Emmanuel Fellowship Hall, 1817 St. Lawrence
Denton: June 9, 2015, Ben E. Keith Community Center, 2801 North IH-35.
The Woodlands: August 25, 2015, The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 9201 Grogan's Mill Road
Scroll down to bottom, center of page to register.
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