The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) will host a 90-minute webinar on emerging trends and case studies that address protective factors for children. The webinar will highlight how systems can better work with at-risk populations, including LGBTQIA2S+ youth, all-male youth, runaway youth, youth who are experiencing homelessness, Indigenous youth, and unaccompanied children. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand how “disconnected youth” interact with systems.
- Discuss trauma-informed and survivor-informed strategies that systems-based employees may use to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for youth, families, and communities.
- Examine innovative models within systems used across the United States to prevent the trafficking of disconnected youth
This webinar is moderated by Jenna Novak (Deputy Director, NHTTAC) and includes Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman (Licensed Behavioral Psychologist, KingCounty Mental Illness and Drug Dependency), Sue Aboul-Hosn (Regional Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinator, Florida Department of Children and Families), and Kiricka Yarbough Smith (Director of Human Trafficking Programs, North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement Grants/Department of Administration) as speakers on the topic.