Community Events

Sex Trafficking Awareness Trainings

Thursday, January 16 & 30, 2020
Orangewood Foundation

When: Thursday, January 16 & 30, 2020; 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Orangewood Foundation, 1575 E. 17th St. Santa Ana

In light of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Orangewood is hosting two Sex Trafficking Awareness & Skill Development Trainings to the community. Our goal is to bring the community together to create awareness, provide support, develop skills and ensure our responses to youth impacted by sexual exploitation and trauma are consistent and compassionate. We hope that you join us as we learn from one another and strive to create a community of healing.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Sex Trafficking Awareness
Overview of risk factors, warning signs, recruitment strategies and basics of sex trafficking.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Trauma-Informed Care
Exploring trauma – what is trauma, how trauma impacts the developing brain, reducing re-traumatization, trauma-informed responses and self-care.

To RSVP for the one or both trainings email

PALS Speaker Night

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Orangewood Children & Family Center in Orange

When: February 11, 2020 (2nd Tuesday of every month)
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Where: Orangewood Children & Family Center, 401 The City Drive, Orange

Join our PALS auxiliary as they provide motivational educational and inspirational speakers at the Orangewood Children & Family Center.  These “Speaker Nights” are an opportunity for leaders in our community to inspire youth with their own stories of overcoming personal struggles and challenges.

For more information, please contact Christian Brown at (714) 619-0227 or via email to .

Please note: PALS volunteers at PALS Speaker Nights must adhere to the following requirements: 

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Notify a staff member immediately if they realize that they know one of the children at Orangewood Children & Family Center participating in the event.
  3. Avoid taking photographs of the children. Cell phones and cameras are prohibited.
  4. Avoid inquiring about a child’s personal history or family circumstances.
  5. Wear name tags to identify themselves as a safe adult.