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2023 Fostering in Best and Hardest of Times: Helping Foster Parents Care for High Risk Youth and Child Victims of Sex Trafficking

July 24, 2023 | 8:00am


Target Audience: Professionals working with Foster Parents

The Center will be hosting the 5-day training: Fostering in the Best & Hardest of Times: Caring for High-Risk Youth & Child Victims of Sex Trafficking

Child-serving professionals and foster families have critical roles to play in recognizing, responding, and preventing the commercial sexual exploitation of youth, often referred to as child sex trafficking. 

This 5-day IN-PERSON training, will equip you as a trainer in your organization and community through an educational curriculum, resource guide, and service model based on two overarching assumptions: 1) at-risk youth and victims of sex trafficking/ commercial sexual exploitation frequently come into contact with the Texas foster care system; 2) if provided with education, training, and multidisciplinary support, foster families can care for and safely maintain victims and high-risk youth in their homes and in the community.

All participants will be REQUIRED to complete the online training prior to attending the in-person training. Please go to http://learnwithjusticeu.com/csecseries-us/ to complete the digital certification. Use the coupon code TX2023 to zero out the cost.

DATES: Monday, July 24th – Friday, July 28th 

LOCATION: Helping Hand Home for Children 3804 Avenue B, Austin, TX 78751

TIME: 9:00AM-4:30PM (CST)

COST: FREE for Texas residents, thanks to generous funding through the Office of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team.

CEUs and Certifications: The online training provides a role-based digital certification and 4 hours of accredited CEUs. The LIVE in-person training will provide an additional 18 hours of NASW CEU credits.

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If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Hall at shall@tacfs.org and/or Katelyn Powers at kpowers@tacfs.org. We are excited to have you join us! 

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (The Center) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting organization of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS). Maintaining dedication and the highest integrity, The Center is focused on providing Texas child, youth, and family service agencies with the knowledge, skills, and ability they need to provide high-quality services in their communities. Learn more at tacfs.org/about/the-center/.