Human Trafficking Summit Equips Educators, Parents with Awareness Tools Nov. 5

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October 30, 2019 by HCDE-Texas

Educators hear about how to protect children from human trafficking at the Human Trafficking Summit Nov. 5 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington, Houston.

View video: https://bit.ly/2MW94FG

From thoughts from Congressman Ted Poe to stories from human trafficking survivor Sandy Storm, the collaborative between Children at Risk and HCDE’s Center for Safe and Secure Schools supplies wrap-around prevention approaches to the widespread problem of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against their will.

“In order to break the cycle, we must understand the magnitude and how Houston families fall victim to human trafficking,” said Julia Andrews, director for the Center for Safe and Secure Schools. The center supports school safety best practices, safety audits and restorative discipline for area schools and districts.

“The I-10 corridor is a huge hub for trafficking, and we must realize the threat and act to protect our children,” said Andrews.

Cost to attend is $20. Register: https://bit.ly/humantraffickingsummit

Summit Agenda:
Demand and Data, Jamey Caruthers, senior staff attorney, Children at Risk (8-9 a.m.)
What Parents Need to Know, Joe Madison, executive director, Children at Risk (9-10 a.m.)
Protecting Kids in the Porn Age, Sandy Storm, survivor, author, speaker and human trafficking abolitionist (10:15-11:15 a.m.)
Lunch and Networking  (11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Project 180, a wraparound approach between multiple Houston agencies, including the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Noon-1:30 p.m.)
Former U.S. Rep. Ted Poe discusses human trafficking initiatives (1:30-2 p.m.)

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