Saturday, June 9, 2012

Training Opportunity on Trauma Informed Care for Trafficked Persons

HHS Rescue & Restore to Host WebEx Training

“Trauma-Informed Care for
Runaway and Homeless Youth"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting a series of free, online WebEx training sessions on a variety of topics related to human trafficking.  The information session on Tuesday, June 12, will focus on how to provide trauma-informed care to runaway and homeless youth (RHY), including trafficked youth, and address the following:

·         The prevalence and consequences of trauma among RHY;
·         How to appropriately assist traumatized RHY; and
·         The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework for providing trauma-informed care to youth.

TC Cassidy, Senior Program Development Specialist, Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC), University of Oklahoma    

Today many young people are living on the streets, escaping abusive or neglectful homes or parents with drug or alcohol problems. These children are at high risk for being exploited through sex or labor trafficking (commercial sex or forced labor) and they often experience trauma.  The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) administers Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Programs, which conduct outreach and provide services to these children.  FYSB funds the following programs: Street Outreach, Basic Center, Transitional Living, and Maternity Group Homes.

Ms. Cassidy plays a key role in the assessment, design, and provision of technical assistance services for RHYTTAC, which is a centralized national resource that provides training and technical assistance to FYSB-funded RHY grantees. She has extensive experience in the field of youth services and has worked in both direct care and supervisory positions in Basic Center, Transitional Living, and Street Outreach Programs.

How to Register:

To register for the Tuesday, June 12th, 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) training session, please click on the link below (or place it into your Internet browser):

 Multiple participants from an organization are encouraged to register one individual for the session; participants can view the training through one computer and a speaker phone.

For those of you not familiar with WebEx trainings, all you need is access to a computer, the Internet, and your phone.

After you register, the WebEx system will send you a confirmation e-mail with login information for both the web and the teleconference portions.  Please save the confirmation email because it includes the following information:

         Toll-free phone number and participant passcode for the audio portion of the training session; and
         Web site link and passcode (same as the phone passcode) so you can view the PowerPoint (ppt) presentation as it is being presented.  The ppt will advance automatically during the training session.

As part of the WebEx session, you can ask the presenter questions.  Once on the call, the technician will guide you on how to ask questions orally.  The speaker will answer questions during the last 15 minutes of the presentation.

Accommodation Request:
In the event that any participant requires reasonable accommodations, such closed-captioning services, please submit your request to ATIP at by COB June 8, 2012.  

We look forward to your participation!


Maggie Wynne
Director, Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons
Rescue & Restore
National Human Trafficking Resource Center • 1-888-3737-888

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