LAC- Family, Children, Community Advisory Council (LAC-FCCAC)
Invites You to a Zoom Training on
Presenter: Ms. Adela Estrada
Los Angeles County-Department of Children & Family Services
CSEC Program Administrator; Bureau of Specialized Response Services
1. Participants will be able to identify two risk factors that impact children and young people who may be sexually exploited or trafficked.
2. Participants will be able to identify prevention methods that aid in responding to minors who could become sexually exploited or trafficked.
Registration: Please use the link provided to register via Zoom.
LAC-Family, Children, Community Advisory Council (LAC-FCCAC). is one of 12 Child Abuse Prevention Community Councils for Los Angeles County. All 12 of the Councils are independently operated and supported by volunteers. Each Council represents either an area, cultural, or ethnic group in Los Angeles County. LAC-FCCAC represents the African American community.
It is our belief that every child shall have the opportunity to reside in a non-violent home with knowledgeable, understanding, and loving parents or guardians absent any classification of child or family violence to interrupt their development.
ARC has conducted 11 courses already, and we have trained over 300 anti-child-sex-trafficking activists and operators. So far at least 36 sex trafficking victims have been rescued by alumni of our courses. More than 7 NEW Anti-Child-Trafficking NGO’s (non-profits) are in the process of launching by alumni of ARC's course.
ARE YOU TIRED OF JUST BEING AWARE OF THE PROBLEM?
THIS COURSE will EQUIP YOU to actually get involved.
You will gain knowledge and skills to combat sex trafficking effectively in the areas of prevention, intervention, rescue, advocacy or direct services to victims/survivors.
JUST A SAMPLING OF THE SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROVIDED:
ARC's equipping course is unlike any other Human Trafficking Course available. Our team handles the most advanced intelligence-gathering programs. Our operators are tuned into the street-level trafficking all the way to high-level corruption and elite sex buyers. Our services include the use of innovative, proven techniques and legal and ethical methods designed to identify the perpetrator(s) and their whereabouts in relation to the safe recovery of the victim.
COMPREHENSIVE EQUIPPING COURSE
Mon-Sat, April 24-29, 2023
Chamberlain Community Center City Hall
112 N Main St, Chamberlain, SD 57325
6 days from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon-Sat, May 8-13, 2023
LC3 Lake City Community Church "Upper Gym"
8810 Lawndale Ave, Lakewood, WA 98498
6 days from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SEXTORTION: THE HIDDEN PANDEMIC CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER
Once you see the trailer, then be sure to go to the new website developed to support the film: SEXTORTIONFILM.COM
This movie started with the passion of the Million Kids family of supporters and came full circle with a release at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (March 2-12, 2022). The movie is a powerful message created by Stephen Peek and Maria Demeshkina Peek, Vice Presidents and Executive Producers from Auroris Media. This has been an incredible partnership of Auroris Media, Giving University, Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) NCMEC, Amanda Todd Legacy Society, and Million Kids. Thank you for your financial support and your prayers as we undertake to get this film in front of every parent and young person in the U.S. and around the globe. Opal Singleton, President, Million Kids.
Florida State University has launched a new online Professional Certification in Human Trafficking Prevention and Intervention. This curriculum was developed as a joint project of the FSU Clearinghouse on Trauma & Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies, the College of Social Work, the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and the Center on Academic and Professional Advancement. The curriculum enables professionals to develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand the dynamics of the different types of human trafficking. It also provides professionals with practical skills to increase awareness of and improve services and interventions for victims/survivors of trafficking.
This self-paced curriculum includes seven chapters and 12 hours of course content with research-based readings, case scenarios, multi-media materials, 11 new videos from experts in the field, assignments, and quizzes.
Learn more about the FSU's Professional Certification in Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention
Check out recordings of the two Zoom breakout sessions held at the 2020 Rotary International Conference focusing on Education and Prevention of human trafficking. These are both great sessions focusing on learning more about the issue and how you can help.
RAGAS Education /Prevention - Bob Derring and Ashlie Bryant
For more information, please visit the RAGAS website here.
During the pandemic, our children are spending more and more time online, putting them at higher risk for interacting with predators. The San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective is providing online training to teachers in order to continue their mission of bringing human trafficking education, prevention and awareness training into every public school in San Diego County.
To learn more, please click here.
Imagine waking up every morning to people you love and feel safe with.
Then, suddenly, strangers take you away and place you in a dull, unfamiliar place to share with other girls and some of them don’t even like you. You go from feeling like you have options to feeling like you have rules to follow or else suffer consequences.
Imagine the ways a child may have suffered, but then is referred to as “ungrateful”, or “angry”, which makes them lose trust with providers, and potentially return to their trafficker.
Justice is not served unless it’s through the eyes of the victim.
A trafficker is aware of these perspectives and situations surrounding care facilities and youth not feeling supported. Just like social workers have a role and police have a role, so do traffickers. They have strategic planning, research, undercover partners, and skills that make them the best fit for their job.
Traffickers know that kids still see them as a safe haven.
Now imagine being a youth who has finally gained the mental strength to see those “helpful” people who took you from everything you knew did so because what you knew was not healthy. You write a victim impact statement to help get your trafficker locked away just to find out that, according to the law, he is not even considered a violent offender (though you know full well he did multiple violent things to you.) What now?
There are so many aspects of surviving trafficking that many of us would not even consider. We are grateful to hear from those with lived experience to ensure we are becoming the best possible advocates. This is why we’re passionate about creating resources to help us better understand the perspectives of those we’re trying to serve. They’ve already been through so much and now they need people to champion them, not students.
Included in the course:
Rotary District 5180 has developed a project combating Human Trafficking to not only educate people in the area but to educate students as to what to look for so as not to fall into the grips of traffickers.