Title

Exploring the Realities of Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia

Location

Harborside Center East

Strand #1

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

Not Available.

Brief Program Description

Featured Speaker session.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Amber McKeen, Child Abuse Prevention Trainer, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Atlanta, GA

Amber McKeen is the Child Abuse Prevention Trainer at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children. In this role, she develops and implements child maltreatment prevention programs; she also creates and delivers multidisciplinary training sessions on various child maltreatment topics, including: Mandated Reporting, Teen Dating Violence, Cyberbullying, Child Neglect, and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.

She is the creator and director of the Center’s webinar online education program and in her time at Children’s has educated more than 20,000 professionals and community advocates via webinars, in-person trainings, and major child advocacy conferences. She also serves on several committees with a focus on planning child abuse prevention initiatives.

Prior to coming to the Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Amber was employed by the State of Florida as a Youth Outreach Specialist, where she taught vocational and post-detention transition skills to juvenile offenders in three local detention facilities. During her work with juvenile offenders, Amber became aware that many of the youth she was serving had been victims of child maltreatment prior to incarceration. After this realization, Amber decided to turn her focus to child maltreatment prevention.

Amber graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University. She is currently pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health at Georgia State University.

Keyword Descriptors

Child abuse prevention, Child maltreatment

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-7-2016 1:15 PM

End Date

3-7-2016 2:30 PM

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Mar 7th, 1:15 PM Mar 7th, 2:30 PM

Exploring the Realities of Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia

Harborside Center East

Featured Speaker session.