Keeping Our Children Safe From Commercial Sexual Exploitation - training for our community

by Placerville Newswire / May 13, 2018 / comments

[Juline Aguilar, Instructional Specialist, Foster and Kinship Care Education]

Presented by survivor, Josephine Feemster.

All resource/foster families need to be aware that children in out of home placement as well as those who have been sexually abused are vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Join us to learn from an adult survivor. We do have cases here in El Dorado County! Josie will add new information this year, if you attended last year, feel free to join us again. Don’t miss out on this important training for our community. You will receive a certificate for RFA Annual Training Hours.

Josephine Feemster is a passion-filled human trafficking activist whose story of resilience has inspired many. Josie Feemster was a young teen mother living in Sacramento when an adult she trusted began grooming her for a life as a sex trafficking victim.  She had grown up in a dysfunctional home, with a father who spent time in prison and a mother who was on drugs. Having overcome incredible adversity on her journey toward living empowered, Josephine knew she was destined to make an impact on the lives of others who shared her experiences. 

Josephine is a founding member of the RISE Drop-In Center, a program for young survivors of sex trafficking in the California Bay Area and is trained in multiple CSEC methodologies.

You'll learn: which children are vulnerable, signs of trafficking, how pimps operate, how to support victims, what services and supports are available locally. PLEASE RSVP.

Thursday, May 24th, 9:00am-1:00pm AND/OR 5:30pm-9pm
Location: The El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, in Building C, Room 102
Please bring $2 cash for a parking permit. 
Lunch and/or dinner will be provided so please RSVP!

Juline Aguilar, Director 
(530) 642-5659

As always, our trainings are free and open to the public so feel free to spread the word to your friends, especially anyone who is caring for a relative (which is “kinship” care.)