In November and December 2012, the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) will host two OVC-funded Webinars on the topic of identity theft.
On November 20, 2012, at 2 to 4 p.m. ET, NITVAN will conduct a Webinar on identity theft and children in foster care (https://cc.readytalk.com/r/vcgn2avimvw3). It will feature Steven Toporoff, Federal Trade Commission; Joanna Crane, an identity theft expert; and a panel of coalition coordinators, including:
• Hazel Heckers, Identity Theft Advocacy Network of Colorado
• Sunrise Ayers, Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft
• Anne Gargano-Ahmed, Wisconsin Identity Theft Coalition
Each coalition coordinator will discuss their coalition’s initiatives to train foster care parents and workers to detect identity theft and assist young victims before they age out of the system.
On December 17, 2012, at 2 to 4 p.m. ET, NITVAN will conduct a Webinar on the use of identity theft by domestic violence perpetrators as a method of power and control. It will feature Erika A. Sussman, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice; Sara Shoener, Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative; and Deirdre Keys, Minnesota Identity Theft Coalition.
Registration is required to attend the Webinars.
Stay tuned for a 2013 OVC Web Forum Guest Host Session on Child Welfare Agencies Responding to Child Identity Theft with Howard Davidson, Catherine Heath, and Steven Toporoff. Visit the OVC Web Forum for more details about the Guest Hosts and sign up for the E-Alert to be notified of the date and participation details.