FREE SEMINAR: David & Margaret to Host All-Day Training Session to Combat Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

August 4, 2012
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roseDavid & Margaret Youth and Family Services will host a one-day session designed to enlighten, empower and charge attendees with hope as they learn effective approaches to fight the commercial exploitation of children in their own communities.


The training features Carissa Phelps, who along with her team is renowned in training on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. Phelps was a runaway and a victim of sexual exploitation at age 12. She went to juvenile hall, but eventually beat the odds and earned law and business degrees from UCLA. Phelps founded and is CEO of Runaway Girl, Inc., which is conducting the program.


The class will be held Tuesday, August 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the agency’s campus, 1350 Third St., La Verne, and is free to community members. To register, visit or call J. Allen at (801) 850-3903.


David & Margaret Youth and Family Services serves more than 1,000 clients annually through a comprehensive range of services. These include: a residentially based program for adolescent girls, shelter care for adolescent boys and girls, a foster family agency, adoption assistance, mental health services, family preservation and support, treatment for learning disabilities, a transitional living program, school- and community-based education, mentoring programs. David & Margaret also provides shelter care for adolescent boys who are picked up in the country without legal documentation and without an accompanying parent/guardian, and a chemical dependency program that is certified by the State of California which provides therapy for residents who are recovering from substance abuse.


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