TALB's Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee is partnering with the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force at the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium: "Healthy Relationships, the Best Prevention" on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Long Beach City College, 4901 Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808.
This free one day symposium will include specially designed separate adult and student tracks, panel discussion, resource fair, entertainment and call to action.
Our efforts are designed to educate our children and families about the dangers of exploitation and the need for healthy relationships to ensure a safe and full life. The goals are to prevent further exploitation and trafficking of young people and adults; to provide young people with a sense of value and purpose in being a part of the effort to end human trafficking; and provide a safe environment to study, live and grow.
We are encouraging all middle and high school teachers to offer your students extra credit for attending the symposium. You can determine your own assignment or program. Please encourage your students to attend!
Teachers who have students register for the symposium will be entered into a drawing (one chance per registered student) for prizes. (You will need to give us a list of your students that said they registered and we'll check the list of registrants.)
Adults and students can register for their respective tracks by clicking here.
Youth Track: In collaboration with iEmpathize, this track will focus on empathy and why it is important and preventing and avoiding exploitation. It will include media presentations and interactive group activities.
The Youth Track will be engaging and interactive focusing on empowering and educating youth on how to manage a strategy to stay safe from all forms of exploitation and to keep others safe. Content and peer-led media from our newly released Empower Youth Prevention Program will help guide the conversation with youth on certain concepts and strategy tips that build upon each other throughout the event. We will address all forms of Exploitation including child sexual exploitation, discuss how Empathy is a solution to Exploitation, what are the disguises used from exploiters against kids, and then help students manage their own personal strategy to navigate through the negative and positive influences of life.
Youth Track Presenters:
Oree Freeman - Survivor and advocate
PJ - Former foster youth, advocate, and spoken word poet