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 and in recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the first of a two-part miniseries focused on the roles of families in human trafficking, including participation, prevention, and intervention, Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Familial Human Trafficking.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT
During this webinar, you will learn about the unique needs of students who have been trafficked by a family member. Our subject matter experts, including people with lived experience, will provide brief presentations on the impacts of familial trafficking and through a panel discussion, share approaches to supporting these students.
- Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy and Programs, U.S. Department of Education
- Dr. Katherine Price, Lived Experience Expert, Visiting Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, Senior Research Associate, Advocates for Human Potential, MA
- Liz Williamson, Lived Experience Expert, Survivor Advocate, Member, Survivor Leadership Institute GEMS, CA
- Courtney Dunkerton, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, Content Strategist, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Harold D’Souza, Lived Experience Expert, President and Co-Founder, Eyes Open International, Former Member - US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
- Familial Sex Trafficking of Minors: Trafficking Conditions, Clinical Presentation, and System Involvement (Journal of Family Medicine)
- Navigating the Unique Complexities of Familial Trafficking (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
- Familial Sex Trafficking: Victims Hiding in Plain Sight (Face It)
- Human Trafficking by Families (University of North Carolina, School of Government)
- Domestic Minor Familial Sex Trafficking A National Study of Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges across the Justice Process
- Truckers Against Trafficking
- Survivors against Familial Exploitation (Safe4Us)
- You Are More Than
- What is Child Trauma? (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
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.