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 latest webinar in this updated series, Supporting Students and Schools Through a Human Trafficking Report.
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
What should you do when you suspect a child is being trafficked? This is a frequent question we receive during our webinars, especially as educators want to reassure a student who has indicated they are being trafficked or ensure that a student they suspect is being trafficked will be safe and can ultimately recover and thrive.
This webinar will help answer that question and more. It started with an overview of what steps K-12 educators and personnel may take to report trafficking when they suspect or have been informed a student is being trafficked. Experts from the federal and state level discussed the multiple mechanisms involved in reporting trafficking for both states with mandated reporting and those without. Because this is a difficult process, practitioners working in schools will discuss best practices for both supporting those reporting trafficking and the student(s) involved. And, since educators see and speak with students day in and day out, an expert with lived experience provided important context on how educators can become safe, approachable adults for students to feel comfortable in confiding what is happening in their lives and then able to report suspected trafficking.
- Jill Brogdon, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Safety, Colorado Human Trafficking Council, Independent Subject Matter Expert
- Kimberly Casey, Communications and Prevention Specialist, Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families
- Charisma De Los Reyes, Program Coordinator, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, San Diego County Office of Education
- Maria Trujillo, Human Trafficking Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Safety, Colorado Human Trafficking Council
- Human Trafficking in America’s Schools: How Schools Can Combat Trafficking in Partnership with People with Lived Experience
- Addressing Human Trafficking in America’s Schools: Staff Development Series
- SOAR for School-Based Professionals: Creating a Safe Environment for Students, ACF
- Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol Toolkit, ACF
- SOAR for School-Based Professionals (CE/CME credit not provided), TRAIN Learning Network
- SOAR for Safety Planning and Multidisciplinary Response for Child Welfare Professionals, TRAIN Learning Network
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.