The webinar is intended to increase participant’s knowledge on the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in gangs. Participants will learn more about girl’s involvement in gangs, their relationships within gangs, and how fellow gang members exploit them. Panelists will identify the challenges in the investigation and prosecution of this crime and offer solutions.
May 25th commemorates National Missing Children’s Day. On this day, the Department of Justice, public agencies, and private organizations have gathered in communities throughout the country to renewing their commitment to find missing children, celebrating heartwarming stories of recovery, and honoring those whose tragic loss remains in our hearts and memories.
In recognition of Missing Children’s Day and its associated activities, the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program (MECP) has partnered with the AMBER Alert Training program to increase awareness on missing children and child trafficking.
This webinar presentation will demonstrate the correlation and commonalities between the unknown missing child, chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, abducted children, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Participants will be provided with information regarding the dynamics of child sex trafficking, cumulative risk factors and how these affect the child and the system/community response. Panelists will provide participants information on developing community responses to effectively respond to and provide services for this vulnerable population.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In recognition of the nationwide effort to protect children from exploitation, the Missing and Exploited Children’s Program invites you to participate in our monthly “3rd Wednesday’s @ 2:00 PM” webinar series. This month’s topic is preventing child sexual abuse within child-serving organizations.
Keeping children safe is a priority for us all. MECP recognizes the importance of keeping children safe while in the care of child-serving organizations, schools, and after-school programs. This webinar is designed to help you recognize the incidences of abuse and identify ways to keep children safe while in your care. Panelists will identify and discuss best practice and model programs for developing and administering prevention programs. Participants will learn how to establish reporting protocols, address gray areas and potential liabilities, and establish a screening and staffing process.
Have recent headlines about child sexual abuse reporting created more questions than answers for you? We asked for your thoughts on your most critical questions and concerns regarding child sexual abuse and have designed this webinar with you in mind. The webinar is intended to create institutional and personal responsibility for reporting child sexual abuse as well as dispel some common fears of reporting abuse. Participants will learn the mechanisms and processes for reporting child sexual abuse as well as the necessary information for making a report. Panelists will address how to handle "gray" areas and common mistakes in making reports. Participants will also learn about how reports are screened for investigation and then investigated.
Panelists include: Jane Braun,Project Director for the Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center, and Sergeant David A. Betz, Harford County, MD Sheriff's Office.