• Communication Technology is more important than ever before. Playing games online had already all but replaced families playing cards or board games, but now that online education and tele-commuting are the new normal, it is critical that families be proactive about ensuring everyone understands and practices safe behaviors online. In this presentation, you will learn the truth about online predators and specific strategies to engage children in creating a plan for online safety that they will follow even when they are not being directly supervised. You will also be introduced to The Joyful Child Foundation's Be Brave - Be Safe programs designed to empower young people with realistic knowledge and skills to recognize, avoid, and effectively respond to potential dangers.

    Erin Runnion is the mother of Samantha Runnion and the Founding Director of The Joyful Child Foundation. Erin is dedicated to ensuring that Samantha’s tragic death will continue to be a catalyst to engage adults in our collective responsibility to protect our nation’s children. Honors include A Certificate of Valor from The Department of Justice, People Magazine’s 2004 Heroes Among Us Award, and commendations from the California State Assembly.

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    Overview of the California Department of Justice’s Missing & Unidentified Persons Section’s resources, best practices, and CA Penal Code and Government Codes as applicable.  Overview of the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System’s services and support.  Case studies will demonstrate the effectiveness of the collaborative effort between the two groups.

  • The sex trafficking of minors has become one of our nation’s top concerns in the last few years. An increase in legislative efforts, community awareness campaigns, the creation of task forces, and providing funding for victim services has been paramount in addressing this issue, yet missing children, who are believed to have run away of their own free will, with no solid evidence of coercion, luring, or forceful removal from their homes, or last known location, ultimately become lost among the close to 450,000 children reported in the NCIC. Along with a discussion about how our students are being lured, what their missing categories are, and how social media is playing a role in all of this, we will also take a closer look at CA’s Education Code that requires schools to be providing human trafficking education in both middle school and high school.

  • The purpose of this presentation is for participates to understand how the bond between the trafficker and the victims is established and the barriers that stand in the way of recovery.

  • This course will discuss common emotional and behavioral responses to parental abduction, along with trauma informed treatment interventions. Challenges with reintegration will be reviewed.

    You will be sent two separate links after you submit your video request form - one: to the pre-recording of the content and two: the live Q&A Session.

  • Cal OES
    Cal OES

    Produced by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) in partnership with the California Child Abduction Task Force with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act.

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