The Child & Family Healing Center at United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) in collaboration with The Gray Haven are pleased to sponsor:

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Forum on Comprehensive Service Provision for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking in the Greater Richmond Area

July 21st, 2014

Description:

This critical forum will focus on the issue of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Virginia and the role of local agencies in addressing this issue. The forum will feature presentations from local service providers, law enforcement, and professionals with experience in the anti-trafficking field. Additionally, there will be breakout discussions to allow attendees to share and explore how this issue affects those whom they serve and how their agencies can respond. The goal of the forum is for attendees to walk away with a better understanding of what CSEC looks like in the Greater Richmond area and how to better identify and care for victims of human trafficking. This is the beginning of an ongoing conversation how the metro Richmond community can collaborate to effectively identify and serve minor victims of human trafficking.

Topics:

-Overview and data of human trafficking in Virginia
-Indicators, identification and available resources
-Serving trafficking victims in a residential setting
-The law enforcement response
-A trauma-informed response to victims of human trafficking
- A survivor’s perspective
- How to build a strong service response in the greater Richmond area

Who should attend:

For local governmental and non-governmental organizations who work directly or indirectly with minors OR For any individuals or agencies who work with children and adolescents in the Greater Richmond area (something along these lines)

Cost:

The Gray Haven and the Child & Family Healing Center are pleased to offer this forum free, with lunch provided, as part of our ongoing commitment to the Greater Richmond Community.  

Forum Date and Location:

July 21, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Registration will begin at 8:00 am)
UMFS 3900 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Registration: Please register HERE by  Wednesday,July 16, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Douglas Glick
dglick@umfs.org
(804) 353-4461

Rose Estes
rose@thegrayhaven.org
(804) 365-2529