Since 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has conducted a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The series draws attention to the important efforts underway in our nation’s education community to address both sex and labor trafficking.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar in this series, Effective Engagement of Individuals with Lived Experience.
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm EST
This webinar expanded the scope of the series by addressing how school communities can enhance existing trafficking prevention efforts by effectively engaging survivors of trafficking, referred to often as those with lived experience. Such efforts are central to a well-informed, trauma-sensitive, and wholistic approach to preventing trafficking. Specific strategies of meaningful outreach, engagement, and sustained partnership with survivors of trafficking were shared.
Speakers featured in this webinar will include:
- Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (DC);
- Kimberly Casey, Prevention and Communication Specialist, Office on Trafficking in Persons (DC);
- Bella Hounakey, Former Member, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking (VA);
- Judge Robert Lung, Former Council Chair, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking (CO);
- Suleman Masood, Council Chair, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking (MD); and
- Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman, Former Member, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking (WA).
- Human Trafficking in America’s Schools Guide
- PBIS Practice Brief
- Report: HTLA Class 1 Recommendations on Survivor Informed Practices
- U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
- National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States
- Toolkit: Building Survivor-Informed Organizations
For more information and resources, visit the following webpages dedicated to human trafficking: ED’s Human Trafficking webpage; the U.S. Department of State’s Human Trafficking webpage; and the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Trafficking Persons’ webpage.