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In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools is hosting a two-part webinar titled “Human Trafficking – The Roles of Families in Human Trafficking: Participation, Prevention, and Intervention.”

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments invites members of the education community to attend the webinars, which will focus on the role of families in human trafficking, including participation, prevention, and intervention.

  • Part 1: Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Familial Human Trafficking: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

During the first webinar of the two-part miniseries, you will learn about the needs of students who have been trafficked by a family member. Subject matter experts will provide brief presentations on the impacts of familial trafficking and, through a panel discussion, share approaches to supporting these students. To register, click here.

  • Part 2: Engaging Families in Preventing and Addressing Human Trafficking, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

During this second webinar, subject matter experts will offer a variety of approaches for school personnel to work with families to build protective factors in their children to lessen the risk of victimization. They will also share how to support students who have been trafficked. To register, click here.

The webinars will also be archived with slides, transcripts, speaker information and related resources.

DHS Blue Campaign

Members of the school community can also register for DHS Blue Campaign webinars highlighting how to recognize and respond to potential cases of human trafficking. Blue Campaign representatives will provide an overview of what human trafficking is, the indicators, how to report a suspected human trafficking situation, and available resources to raise awareness in your communities. Learn more and register here.