Crittenton Sponsors the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium

Crittenton Sponsors the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium

Healthy relationships are the best prevention. Time and time again Crittenton Services for Children and Families has documented that when a young person has no advocate or caring family member to protect them that is when abuse can happen.

So, it is with pleasure that Crittenton is supporting the 2016 Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium and looking forward to seeing our very own Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President, of Community Based Services conduct a workshop at the symposium.

This year’s YESS event will be held at Long Beach Community College on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 3:00PM. This symposium is specifically designed for youth, parents and educators and all presentations are geared to bring awareness on safety issues that today’s youth face. Attendees will get to choose their workshop preferences and the event is free and open to the public. Lunch will also be provided for those that attend.

Among the topics to be discussed in an age appropriate fashion will be:

  • A Holistic Approach to Treatment for Young Victims of Trafficking
  • An Introduction to Human Trafficking
  • Risk Factors of LGBTQ Youth
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Cyber Safety
  • Gangs
  • Substance Abuse
  • Fatherhood

YESS 2016 has been generously sponsored by: City of Long Beach, Safe Long Beach, Long Beach Grip Project, Long Beach City College, Long Beach Council PTA, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force, Kingdom Causes Long Beach, Crittenton and iEmpathize.

For more information on YESS 2016 you can visit the Long Beach Trafficking Task Force Facebook Page or you can also register for the free event on their Eventbrite page.

Make sure to use the hashtags #YESS2016 and #safelb when sharing this information on your social media channels!


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, behavioral health services, 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 transitional age youth services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.

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