If you missed the prevention briefing sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on October 24, you can watch the recorded version on EDstream. The event promoted awareness of child trafficking, discussed what is being done to prevent it, and addressed the important role of educators and parents.
Highlights included a sneak peek of “I Am Little Red” - a new educational animated short that is a prevention tool for children to be used by educators, administrators, parents, and organizations working with at-risk children. We also heard from a panel of parents, survivors, and subject matter experts on how parents and other trusted adults can prevent trafficking and serve at-risk or victimized youth in a trauma-informed way. A few key points from the panel discussion were:
We were pleased that over 100 colleagues joined us in the room and 174 tuned in via live stream. Don’t miss out on this important message: watch the event now.
ED’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) has focused on raising awareness and preventing human trafficking in schools for more than a decade. OSHS has connected with the HHS Office on Trafficking in Persons and 50 Eggs Films, Inc. to increase youth engagement and generate youth-informed and youth-friendly prevention and intervention messages.