Adolescent Advocacy: Perspectives, Policy Practice

April 13, 2012

The Center for Child Advocacy presents

The Seventh Annual National Conference:

Adolescent Advocacy: Perspectives, Policy, Practice

Date:  April 13, 2012

University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

  Registration check in begins at 8:00 am

There will be a morning and afternoon Keynote presentation.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend various workshops throughout the day.

Brochure:  Adolescent Advocacy: Perspectives, Policy, Practice

Keynote Speakers:

Jessica Trombetta, LCSW
Director, Office of Adolescent Services, Division of Youth and Family Services

The Office of Adolescent Services is a Department level office focused on prioritizing the needs of youth who are aging out/aging in,ensuring that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) staff have the resources they need to service these youth, and build strong collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders and advocates serving these youth. Most recently Ms. Trombetta served as an Associate Director at Family Connections Inc. where she supervised community-based programs and a therapeutic after school program that provided case management and clinical services to at-risk children, adolescents, older adults, and families.  In this role, Ms. Trombetta gained extensive experience in working with youth involved with DCF, including DYFS and DCBHS.  Additionally, she  has provided direct clinical services and case management as well as clinical and programmatic supervision. Jessica earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ithaca College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Direct Practice to Children and Families from Rutgers University.  She is a licensed clinical social worker and clinical supervisor with extensive training regarding children and adolescents with complex trauma and family systems theory.

Rachel Lloyd, MA
Executive Director and Founder, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)

Ms. Lloyd is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking in the United States and played a key role in the successful passage of New York State’s groundbreaking Safe Harbor Act for Sexually Exploited Youth, the first
law in the country to end the prosecution of child victims of sex  trafficking. Her trailblazing advocacy is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Very Young Girls (Showtime, 2007) and her memoir Girls Like Us (Harper Collins, 2011).  Ms. Lloyd has a profoundly personal understanding of her work. A survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as a teen, Ms. Lloyd knows all too well the hidden, emotional scars such exploitation can leave on children and youth. Ms. Lloyd received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and her Masters in Applied Urban Anthropology from the City College of New York.

** We recommend registering early **

Check out our website for more information and to register:

To Register click here: REGISTRATION

Registration Fee is $45.00
Registration is FREE for College Students and DYFS Employees with a valid ID

Any questions, please contact us:

Phone: 973-655-4188


University Hall - Room:Conference Center, 7th Fl


April 13, 2012 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm