POSTPONED - Human Trafficking: Universal Prevention

Event Date: 
March 25, 2020 -
03:00pm to 04:15pm


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 a webinar series to address the growing response of America’s schools to child trafficking. The event, the second of four events, featured anti-trafficking strategies at the state, district, and school level to prevent human trafficking and child labor exploitation.

The event was designed to provide building-level administrators, teachers, and specialized instructional support personnel with strategies, rooted in trauma-informed and survivor-centered approaches, for preventing students from falling prey to trafficking activity.

The webinar featured a variety of perspectives:

  • Katherine Chon, Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide a national perspective on the essential role of Universal Prevention in addressing human trafficking;
  • Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education will describe the importance of Human Trafficking prevention in the nation’s education system;
  • Michelle Gaines, Federal Program Bureau Chief, Florida Department of Education will describe that state’s approach to human trafficking prevention;
  • Violeta Mora, Project Specialist, Student Wellness and Positive School Climate, San Diego County Office of Education will discuss specific strategies in place to prevent human trafficking throughout San Diego County;
  • Bella Hounakey, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking will share a survivor-driven perspective on the importance of preventive measures in human trafficking and child labor exploitation; and
  • Featured Speakers will answer your questions.

Webinar materials are coming soon! 

For more information on how to address trafficking, go to: and

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