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Mon, Mar 25


Online Event

Talking with System-Involved Youth about Internet and Social Media Safety

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Talking with System-Involved Youth about Internet and Social Media Safety
Talking with System-Involved Youth about Internet and Social Media Safety

Time & Location

Mar 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Training Description

More and more youth are using the internet and social media at younger ages, many times before experts recommend. So, it’s crucial for those that support system involved youth to understand the potential harms youth can be exposed to on the internet and on social media platforms. This training will provide participants with safety strategies and conversation starters to review with youth. Additionally this training will highlight how technology can place foster care and juvenile justice involved youth at high risk for commercial sexual exploitation.

Learning Objectives

· Identify at least 2 potential dangers of youth using the Internet and social media.

· Identify at least 3 safety strategies for using technology.

· Acquire at least 2 strategies for talking with system involved youth and their caregivers about Internet and social media.


10:00-10:15am  Topic/Trainer Introduction

10:15-10:30am  The Importance of Technology

10:30-10:45am  Cell Phone Safety Strategies/Conversation Starters for Cell Phone Safety

10:45-11:00am  Internet Safety Strategies/Conversation Starters for Internet Safety

11:10-11:15am  Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take a Mental-Health Toll

11:15-11:30am  Pornography/Revenge Porn Safety Strategies

11:30-11:45am  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:45am-12:00pm  Cyber Bullying Safety Strategies

12:00-12:15pm  Apps

12:15-12:45pm  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:45-1:00pm  Social Media Safety Strategies/What am I modeling on social media?

1:00-1:15pm  Online Games Safety Strategies

1:15-1:30pm  Sexting/Sextortion Safety Strategies

1:30-1:45pm  Conversation Starters for Social Media Safety

1:45-2:00pm  Resources for parents/caregivers on online safety

2:00-2:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:15-2:30pm  Online Games Safety Strategies

2:30-2:45pm  Online Gaming Conversation Starters

2:45-3:00pm  Sexting and Sextortion Safety Strategies

3:00-3:15pm  Sexting and Sextortion Conversation Starters

3:15-3:30pm  Conversation Starters for Social Media Safety

3:30-3:45pm  Resources for parents/caregivers on online safety

3:45-4:00pm  Questions and Wrap-up

Meet Our Trainer

Nola Kesia Brantley, CEO & Founder of Nola Brantley Speaks has become nationally recognized as a powerful Survivor voice for the issue of child sex trafficking through her moving and information packed public speaking. Her hard work and perpetual vigilance has brought both focus and concrete resources to this chronically underserved and largely unrecognized population of victimized youth. Nola’s approach aims to be holistic!

T Ortiz, A.K.A. Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, is an international Anti-Trafficking Activist and Foster Youth Advocate. Beginning her work in Oakland as an Inaugural WestCoast Children's Clinic Y.A.P. advocate and a co-collaborator and leader during the inception of M.I.S.S.S.E.Y, advocating for Measure Y funding, and keynoting Alameda County's first HEAT conference. T is a leading force in advocating for the civil and social rights of all people, with specialized expertise in highlighting the intersectionality between the child welfare system and domestic child sex trafficking. Her Federal work was vital in the passing of The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and The JVTA (Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act). In 2021, she was Honored by NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) as a “Hero Award” Recipient. In 2020, she was awarded “The Last Girl Award'' from Apne Aap International (India). In 2014, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the world”, a TIME Magazine “30 under 30” in 2013, and a GLAMOUR Magazine “Woman of the Year '' in 2011. Her work has influenced many organizations including The United Nations, Google, The U.S. Congress, The White House, The American Bar Association, The Aspen Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Institution. Notably, she has led a TEDx talk on Exploring Sexuality after Trauma. She has successfully petitioned the Associated Press to utilize practices conscious of survivor trauma and circumstance with her #NoSuchThingAsAChildProstitute Campaign. T is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Morgan State University holding a degree in Strategic Communications.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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