The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) – Texas Regional Office is hosting FREE Spotlight on Exploitation trainings in various cities to educate CASA volunteers, staff, board members and others involved with child welfare about the exploitation and trafficking of youth in foster care. Hear from experts with NCMEC, local law enforcement, service providers and foster care alumni, and leave with knowledge and resources to address, combat and prevent the exploitation and trafficking of youth in the system.
The upcoming trainings are:
- December 5 – Fort Stockton
- February 7 – Houston
- April 16 – Waco
- June 13 – Lubbock
Seats for the trainings are limited. Click the button below to register for a training and/or see the schedule.
88 percent of NCMEC’s identified child sex trafficking victims are youth in foster care or social services involved. That means the vulnerable children and youth in the foster care system, both in Texas and across the nation, are getting disproportionately targeted – and are at an exponentially increased risk of becoming victims of trafficking. Attend an NCMEC training, and learn about ways we can better protect these vulnerable youth.
CLE and CEU credit will be offered. Contact Meghan Zuraw at [email]MCZuraw@ncmec.org[/email] or Victoria Walker at [email]VMWalker@ncmec.org[/email] with any questions.