Film raises awareness of exploitation

Sardis Secondary will be screening the film 'Trust' on May 31 followed by a panel discussion of sexual exploitation prevention strategies.

Sardis Secondary Theatre will be screening the film 'Trust' on May 31 to heighten the awareness of sexual exploitation

Chilliwack outreach agencies are coming together for a film screening and community discussion on Tuesday aimed at preventing the sexual exploitation of youth.

The film ‘Trust’ shares a devastating story of a suburban family that is torn apart when their fourteen year old daughter becomes the victim of a sexual predator whom she met online.

Exploitation can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, income-level or ethnicity. Unfortunately, young people often don’t realize it’s happening to them, nor do they recognize the dangerous consequences.

The film screening starts at 6:30 p.m. on May 31 at Sardis Secondary Theatre (45460 Stevenson Rd).

Following the movie, a panel of youth workers and those with first hand knowledge of the risks facing vulnerable youth, will facilitate a discussion.

The community is invited to join the conversation as the panel discusses the subject of youth exploitation in our community, and what can be done to protect our young people.

The event has been organized by the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Chilliwack Community Services, and the Chilliwack school district.

Contact blistoen@comserv.bc.ca or karen@childandyouth.com for more information.

Admission is by donation.

 

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