Crittenton Presents: Human Trafficking and the Impact on Youth Mental Health
October 6, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Martha Jasso, Director of Communications
LOS ANGELES – Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is proud to announce the selection of our subject matter experts to this year’s Nexus XIX Conference and to the 11th Annual Statewide Conference on Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health, and Primary Care Services in our Communities.
Both conferences are hosted by various organizations including, the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, First 5 LA, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.
Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President of Community Based Services, CSCF and Wendy Mielke, Clinical Program Director, Wraparound Family Services Program, CSCF are among this year’s invited speakers and are an integral part of the Crittenton Speaker’s Bureau Program.
“We believe it’s vitally important to incorporate the tenants of trauma-informed care into every aspect of treatment for clients in need of mental health or continuum of care services,” said Martha Jasso, Director of Communications, CSCF, “Dr. Hernandez and Mrs. Mielke are well versed with Crittenton’s delivery of care philosophy and we hope that their expertise can assist like minded child welfare agencies as we collectively continue to adapt methods of intervention and recovery for those in the community that need these type of resources the most. In particular, focusing on, treatment options and advocacy for the young victims of sex trafficking that we encounter in the community.”
The Nexus XIX Conference will be held on October 6, 2014 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s conference will center on the issue of violence within the home and the community, and on the effects that violence has on a child’s social and psychological development.
Among this year’s keynote speakers include: Catherine Connell of the FBI’s Office of Victim Assistance, Lindsay Wagner actor and journalist, and Justin Chambers one of the current lead’s, who is best known as, Dr. Alex Karev, on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Crittenton Services will be presenting on the topic of the, “Identification and the Development of Treatment Options for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims” at Nexus XIX.
Our agency will also be presenting at the 11th Statewide Conference on Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health and Primary Care Services in Our Communities. Dr. Hernandez will be co-presenting alongside the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health on the topic of, “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Psychological Impacts and Mental Health Care”.
The 11th Statewide Conference is a collaboration of the Los Angles County Department of Mental Health and the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, among others.
This conference will be held on October 22 and 23, 2014 at the Hilton Universal City Hotel in Universal City, Calif.
The conference keynote speakers include the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
For those interested in joining the Crittenton Services workshops you can find more information on either conference website. Continuing Education Units are available for those that are in need of training hours.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.
Visit www.crittentonsocal.org to learn more about our programs and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Flickr.
Topics: Non-Profit, Social Services, Community Based Services, Residential Treatment Services, Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, Integrated Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexually Exploited Children, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victim Services, Commercial Sexually Exploited Children Treatment Program, Modern Day Slavery
Geography: Los Angeles, County, Calif., Orange County, Calif., Fullerton, Calif.