Who: All community members interested in supporting youth and children in care
When: Saturday, June 29, from 10am – noon
Where: Oxnard College Conference Center; 4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033
Questions: www.fostervckids.org or call 805-654-3220
Registration: Visit FosterVCKids.org to register, childcare is available at registration
About Ventura County Children and Family Services’ Foster VC Kids
Recognized as a best practice leader statewide in the family recruitment and support component of child welfare, Ventura County Children and Family Services’ Foster VC Kids was developed to increase the amount of loving resource families who are ready to take in children in need in Ventura County. This initiative provides resource families with ongoing support services, trauma-informed training, and mentorship to enhance the safety, permanency and well-being of Ventura County’s youth and families. Learn how Ventura County Children and Family Services’ Foster VC Kids is making a difference throughout Ventura County, www.fostervckids.org.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children happens when an individual buys, trades or sells sexual acts with a person under the age of 18. The youth in our community are vulnerable to these predators, and We are READY to STOP child trafficking in Ventura County.
The READY Program stands for Respectfully, Empowering and Defining Yourself and is a program within Ventura County’s Children and Family Services Agency. The READY Program provides support to social workers as they seek to identify and offer assistance to children and youth within the child welfare system who are experiencing commercial sexual exploitation or are at high risk of such. The READY Program liaisons with stakeholder agencies, non-profits, law enforcement, and other partners to build a network of response to address child trafficking.
The READY to Stop Child Trafficking in Ventura County initiative brings the issue of child trafficking to the forefront by educating local residents, youth, educators, and leaders in our communities about the dangers, signs, and resources available to stop child trafficking in our local community. Click HERE now for more information about the READY Program and find out how you can be involved.