Identifying and Supporting Students Affected by Human Trafficking

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Add to Calendar 2020-01-30 15:00:00 2020-01-30 15:00:00 Identifying and Supporting Students Affected by Human Trafficking The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In recognition of this significant milestone, the U.S. Department of Education is conducting this webinar, the first in a series to be conducted in 2020, to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The event will include discussion of strategies being used to support students impacted by trafficking. The event is designed to provide building-level administrators, teachers, and specialized instructional support personnel with information on how they can effectively identify, and support students impacted by trafficking activity. The webinar will feature a variety of perspectives, including: A representative of a lead federal agency will provide the national context of human trafficking; A representative from the U.S. Department of Education will describe what the Department is doing to address this issue; A national subject matter expert will explain what’s known & what’s working to address human trafficking; A human trafficking specialist from a school district will describe what it has been doing to address human trafficking; A survivor will share why this work matters; and Speakers will answer your questions. For more information on how to address trafficking, go to https://www.state.gov/policy-issues/human-trafficking/ and https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip. For questions regarding the content presented in the webinar, email ncssle@air.org. Archived Materials Slides  Recording Transcript (coming soon) Zoom Webinar Zoom Webinar noreply@air.org America/New_York public

The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In recognition of this significant milestone, the U.S. Department of Education conducted this webinar, the first in a series to be conducted in 2020, to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The event included discussion of strategies being used to support students impacted by trafficking.

The event was designed to provide building-level administrators, teachers, and specialized instructional support personnel with information on how they can effectively identify, and support students impacted by trafficking activity.

The webinar featured a variety of perspectives:

  • Ambassador John Richmond, U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, provided the national context of human trafficking;
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Ruth Ryder, U.S. Department of Education (ED), described ED's efforts to compat human trafficking;
  • Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, Ph.D., Arizona State University, shared what’s known & what’s working to address human trafficking; 
  • Mary Ellen Smith, MSW, Prince William County Schools (VA), describe what it has been doing to address human trafficking; and
  • Harold D’Souza, United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, shared why this work matters

Archived Materials

Related Resources

For more information on how to address trafficking, go to https://www.state.gov/policy-issues/human-trafficking/ and https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip.

For questions regarding the upcoming webinar, email ncssle@air.org.

 


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