The local organization Help One Child is hosting a program, When to Trust a Stranger: A Predator Prevention Education Series for Teens, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 700B Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park.
Explains the organization: Human trafficking is a growing concern in the Bay Area and teens represent the largest percentage of victims. Yet, have they learned the skills to protect themselves? Teens are invited to grab some pizza and learn firsthand from Robert Martin, partner at Gavin de Becker & Associates, one of the nation’s leading experts on predator behavior. Based on the best-selling book, The Gift of Fear, teens will learn what signs to look for, how to recognize and trust their own natural instincts, and what to do when it really counts. Appropriate for 12 years of age and older; parents welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.