Tampa Training: Understanding Child on Child Sexual Abuse


July 21, 2011 from 9:00 – 12:00pm at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County


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Children in state care are at greater risk than their peers to be the victims of child on child sexual abuse. How the system of care handles the victims of such abuse and the child who has a sexual behavior problem can have long-lasting effects. This course will review the findings of the statewide workgroup for DCF and provide community specific information for child welfare workers, guardians ad litem, and attorneys to help them.  This training will focus on:


a.   Findings of the Gabriel Myers Workgroup on Child on Child Sexual Abuse

 b.   Local Resources

 c.    How the local system of Care Responds to Child on Child Sexual Abuse


Who Should Attend:


Attorneys, GALs, Caseworkers, Supervisors, and other individuals who work directly with youth.


Children’s Board of Hillsborough County


1002 East Palm Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605



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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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