This is a FREE online training event

Date: December 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Register HERE for this session

The UP Project is hosting an Ask the Expert session on Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth and Children: Foster Youth & Male Victims with Andrea Diaz on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10am PDT.

The Ask the Expert session has two-parts. After registration, participants will receive a link to a 20-minute recorded mini lecture by Andrea Diaz. This session is a pre-requisite and will provide key points around working with foster youth and males who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Part two is the live, virtual Ask the Expert session held on December 5, 2019 at 10am PDT. Questions can be sent prior to the session or asked live during the event. It is strongly encouraged that participants view the 30-minute session to allow for a deeper conversation during the live Ask the Expert event.

As the Training and Prevention Manager at MISSSEY, Inc., Andrea Diaz advocates and supports youth through education.  She loves being in the community and working towards creating safer spaces for youth to navigate by offering outreach, information, and collaboration.  Andrea is a certified domestic violence counselor and has served as a case manager, SFPD liaison, and education manager in that field.  She is passionate about working with women and youth and learning how to best build support for and around them.

Session Overview:

This session will review the following 10 key considerations for supporting teen mothers in the foster care system. 

Objective: This course will increase participants ability to:

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact Kelly Flugum at (707) 992-0834 or

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