September 6, 2023 | 10:00amAttend
The Texas Alliance of Child & Family Services has partnered with My Life My Choice to offer this Exploitation Prevention Curriculum to residential and foster care providers. Under the new Texas Child-Centered Care model, all service descriptions for youth in care will involve an exploitation prevention curriculum. My Life My Choice is the only evidence-informed and survivor-informed prevention curriculum that is geared towards all youth, including youth with risk factors and youth who have already survived exploitation. Two co-facilitators are required to facilitate this prevention curriculum.
The Texas Alliance of Child & Family Services now has two certified trainers located in Texas to support you and your team. With this new capacity, we are offering scholarships for facilitators from your organization to become certified. A successful application is required to attend this training and receive a scholarship. Spaces are limited. Everyone who submits an approved application will receive a scholarship.
Become a Certified Facilitator for the My Life My Choice Prevention Curriculum, an evaluated and nationally‐acclaimed exploitation prevention curriculum aimed at changing adolescent girls’ perceptions of the commercial sex industry, building self-esteem and personal empowerment. Participants learn to run psycho-educational groups with vulnerable girls in a variety of settings to prevent exploitation and/or re-victimization. It is the first comprehensive, survivor-led curriculum in the US and has been used in 36 states. It is both gender specific and gender responsive.
DATES: Wednesday, September 6th & Thursday, September 7th
LOCATION: SAFE Alliance: 4800 Manor Rd, Building K, Austin, TX 78723
TIME: 10:00AM-4:00PM (CST)
COST: Scholarships* available for Texas residents, thanks to generous funding through the Office of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team.
Sarah Hall is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a survivor-leader in the field, and she utilizes her clinical and survivor lenses to develop trauma-responsive trainings on the prevention, identification, and treatment of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. At the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, Sarah works to support residential and foster care providers who are serving CSEY or youth at risk of exploitation through training, technical support, and consultation. Sarah is a TBRI Practitioner, a My Life My Choice Exploitation Prevention Curriculum Facilitator, a Power Through Choices Facilitator, and a National Family Support Network Trainer. Sarah holds an M.A. in Professional Counseling, B.Sc. in Mathematics, B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.A. in Government
Katelyn Powers earned her B.S. in Child & Family Studies at Tarleton State University. Prior to serving TACFS, Katelyn worked for 10 years serving children and families across central Texas in various roles, including both healthcare and residential settings. Katelyn is a Licensed Child Care Administrator and has experience in various types of congregate care models: RTC, GRO, PRTF, and QRTP. At the Texas Alliance of Child & Family Services, Katelyn assists the Learning Team with the primary focus to support residential and foster care providers who are serving CSEY or youth at risk of exploitation through training, technical assistance, and consultation. Katelyn is a My Life My Choice Exploitation Prevention Curriculum Facilitator, and a Certified Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool (CSE-IT) Trainer.