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2024 Parent Speaker Series


May 1, 6pm-7pm | Zoom
Guest Speaker from the FBI Portland Division

The FBI has seen a 20% increase in reports of financially motivated sextortion incidents targeting minors during a six-month period that ended in March 2023, compared to the previous year.

Financially motivated sextortion is the latest iteration of sextortion. Offenders deceive and manipulate victims to create sexually explicit material for extortion purposes. Minors and young adults caught in this trap often feel isolated, embarrassed, and cornered with seemingly no way out. In some cases, victims have turned to self-harm and even suicide.

Our goal is to help parents, caregivers, and young adults fully understand the dangers of financially motivated sextortion and to know there are options for those who need help. 


Parent Speaker Series
A free virtual Parent Speaker Series (PSS) presented by Washington County Kids.
Join our supportive community of caregivers, educators, and experts via Zoom for a one-hour speaker-led conversation including audience Q&A.
The PSS is organized by volunteers at WCK to help guide parents through the difficult journey of raising children. Speakers are chosen based on their experience or expertise on topics ranging from current difficulties parents face today to timeless parenting techniques every parent should know.
There is no cost for these events, but any support would be welcome to help our non-profit organization facilitate these engaging events and our ongoing work.  Translation services provded when possible.  Please check our website for the complete schedule.

About Washington County Kids
Founded in 2009, our vision is one where all children can reach their full potential. WCK fills an important need as the only county-wide coordinator serving after-school and summer programs. The second most populated Oregon county, Washington County includes over 98,000 children ages 5-18. We serve as a liaison to the county’s out of school providers and facilitate networking, educational opportunities, share best practices, and foster collaboration among providers. We are also an ongoing advocate for sustainable funding to provide access to early learning, after-school, and summer programs for county kids. WCK is a 501©(3) non-profit, governed by a dedicated Board of Directors and many volunteers who work together to promote and support sustainable funding for afterschool and summer youth programs. To get involved or find more information, please visit: https://washingtoncountykids.org/.

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