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Professional Development: Webinar: 2012: NCHE
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At-Risk Youth and Sex Trafficking: Helping Schools Understand and Respond to the Issue

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (please adjust for your time zone)

Presenters:   Christina Dukes, Program Specialist, NCHE; Deena Graves, Executive Director,

Webinar Description:   In this interactive webinar, staff from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and Traffick911 will discuss the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and how it is making an appearance in U.S. public schools. Topics to be covered include:

What is trafficking?: Defining the scope of trafficking into and within the United States
Who are the victims?: Uncovering vulnerabilities
How does trafficking work?: Understanding the dynamics
What should schools do?: Recognizing and helping the victims

Student case studies also will be presented, accompanied by interactive polls, opportunities for Q&A, and resources for more information.

Special attention will be focused on understanding the vulnerability of particular student populations, including homeless youth, youth involved in the foster care system, youth with histories of abuse, and others. Any student, however, could potentially become a trafficking victim; as such, this webinar will provide relevant information to a variety of school audiences.

NCHE is pleased to partner in hosting this webinar with Traffick911, a Texas-based agency working to stop the commercial sexual exploitation of American children.

We encourage you to share information about this webinar widely with colleagues you believe may be interested. While this issue is extremely relevant within the homeless education community, it is a topic of relevance to the broader education community, as well, as is evidenced by the U.S. Department of Education fact sheet entitled Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools, available at    

NCHE is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a new webinar.  Click here to register for the webinar

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