FREE TRAINING: Human Trafficking & Children in State Care – Palm Beach

As recent news stories have made clear, children in out-of-home care are particularly vulnerable to being lured into domestic minor sex trafficking. Unaccompanied immigrant children are vulnerable to both labor and sex trafficking.  Increased awareness is the first step in shaping a system of care that prevents trafficking and appropriately serves children who have been victims of trafficking. This training will help participants understand:

a. Red Flags and Warning Signs – How To Identify Potential Trafficking Victims

b. Best Practices to Prevent Youth from Getting Trafficked

c. Services for Trafficking Victims – Treatment Not Punishment

October 4th, from 1-4pm

Where: ChildNet Offices at 4100 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach

Who Should Attend: Attorneys, GALs, Caseworkers, Supervisors, and other individuals who work directly with youth.

To register, click here


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Alexia Nechayev

FYS Events & Meeting Chair
(Palm Beach)

Hello, My name is Alexia Nechayev. I am 25 years old and I am an alumna of Florida International University where I received my B.A. in Psychology. My future career goal is to be a Lawyer. I was in care for about one year from age 17 to 18. Prior to entering care, I only knew about the negative stigma regarding foster care and while in care that narrative was unfortunately my experience.

In school I felt like I was on display because my status in care was broadcast to other students and in my placement behavior was leveraged for “privileges” that should be a natural right of all children. Because I did not know my rights I did not know that what I was experiencing was wrong. Today this is exactly why I advocate, because I don’t want this to be the same for other youth who are experiencing foster care.

This is my second year on the FYS Statewide Board and I’m happy to be the Events and Meetings Chair this year because my main goal through advocacy is to reach as many people as possible. My favorite thing as a board member is to see how comfortable members become while working together. The community needs to know that youth in foster care are real people, going through some of the hardest moments of their life and youth need to know that their voice is powerful. I believe that we have to speak up and bring these issues to people’s attention so that they do not forget us. Advocacy, education and consistency is the only way.

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