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Webinar FULL – One Size Doesn’t Fit All: What is the Ideal Placement for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children?


February 26
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Crystal Cardenas

The Underserved Populations (UP) Training Project is hosting a webinar titled One Size Doesn’t Fit All: What is the Ideal Placement for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children? presented by Michelle Guymon, MSW on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 10am-11am PST.

What types of placements and associated services have a positive impact on stabilizing CSEC youth? Los Angeles County has engaged in research to answer this pressing question and provide guidance for other jurisdictions. The training will discuss the current array of placement options being utilized for CSEC, including foster care facilities, group homes, mental health facilities and specialized out of state placements. Discussion around specialized services that have been developed, including specialized courts in the delinquency and dependency systems, dedicated units of probation officers and social workers, and specialized community based advocates. Findings from the research will be presented, including an assessment of AWOL rates in various placement types, and valuable feedback that has been shared by youth through focus groups. This webinar is intended for those who serve individuals in mental health, foster care, probation, and child welfare settings.

Michelle Guymon, MSW is currently the Director of the Child Trafficking Unit with Los Angeles County Probation Department.  Ms. Guymon graduated from California State University, San Bernardino where she received her Masters Degree in Social Work.  She is the project manager for Los Angeles County’s Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children which was launched in August 2014, and which places a priority on treating children that are trafficked as victims rather than criminals. Ms. Guymon is a frequent presenter and trainer regarding child abuse issues, strategies for working with youth in the Probation system, and over the past 7-years has been presenting on the commercial sexual exploitation of children.  She has also received numerous awards for her work in the area of child sex trafficking and has been featured in numerous articles and in the media as a subject matter expert in the area of child sex trafficking in Los Angeles, and more specific, within the juvenile justice system.    Ms. Guymon is currently the lead on the Los Angeles County CSEC Integrated Leadership Team working with various county/community agencies to create a multi-system response model for CSEC in Los Angeles County.  She is an advocate for youth and is, and always has been very passionate about her work within the Probation Department.

This webinar has reached capacity.


If you have any questions or comments please contact Tiffany Anderson at (805) 584-0525 or email tiffany.anderson@cirinc.org