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Child Trafficking in Schools Across America

When: October 24, 2017

Where: Washington, DC

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Learn Ways Schools and Communities Can Help Prevent Human Trafficking During a Special Briefing and Screening of the New Film I AM LITTLE RED, followed by a Parent Panel Discussion.

An Education Policy Briefing
October 24, 10 am – 11:30 am ET
Barnard Auditorium
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Ave., SW
and livestreamed on EDstream*
See reasonable accommodations statement below**

Mark your calendars for a revealing briefing sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to promote awareness of child trafficking, learn what is being done to prevent it, and discuss the important role of educators and parents. RSVP information is below.

This event will present a new educational video that is a prevention tool for children, to be used by educators, administrators, parents, and organizations working with at-risk children.

Special guests will include Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, who founded and directs 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to creating films with social impact, including the film being shown. Other special guests include a panel of parents and survivors of trafficking, and officials from ED and HHS.

Human trafficking—exploiting people through forced labor and commercial sex—is modern-day slavery. Statistics show that more than a quarter of victims are children, and that number is growing. This event will help bring attention to ways in which schools and communities can open up a dialogue about an issue that is too often hidden.

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.

  • Among topics to be covered:
  • The issue of human trafficking and ED and HHS roles
  • A video to educate students about ways they may be lured into trafficking, who may try to exploit them, how to get help, and how to find a trusted adult
  • A companion teaching guide about human trafficking
  • A parent panel to deepen our understanding and provide lessons learned

Planned agenda:

  • Opening Remarks, ED and HHS leadership
  • What is human trafficking?
  • How is ED working with HHS to address the problem?

Video Presentation and Discussion, Mary Mazzio, chief executive officer, 50 Eggs Films

  • Overview, history, goal and screening of the video project “I Am Little Red.”

Parent and Survivor Panel, moderated by Katherine Chon, Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons, HHS

  • How can parents and other trusted adults prevent trafficking and serve at-risk or victimized youth in a trauma-informed way?

Questions & Answers, moderated by Eve Birge, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, ED

Please RSVP by noon on October 19 to Melinda Malico, U.S. Department of Education, at [email protected]

*Online streaming on EDSTREAM

This event will also air on the EDstream network, the Department’s system for ED video broadcasts. To access the event on EDstream, go to

**If you require Section 504 accommodations such as captioning, sign language interpreting, Braille, large print, or CD-ROM, please request the needed accommodation by Oct. 17 by sending an email to Melinda Malico at [email protected].

Secondary Trauma and Coordinated Community Response

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Where: Pinehurst, NC

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To register, visit For more information please call 910-947-1703 or email [email protected]


Fighting Sex Trafficking Through Prevention: Models for Your Organization

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Preventing Sex Trafficking Event

This event provides a brief framework for prevention using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sexual assault prevention model and offers links to additional prevention programs and resources. It also includes practice examples from a community-based, nonprofit organization implementing primary prevention in schools, as well as from a large, national organization that provides a broad range of child sex trafficking prevention programs.


Strengthening North Carolina’s Multi-Disciplinary Response to Human Trafficking

When: November 13-14, 2017

Where: McKimmon Center, Raleigh

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Looking Beneath the Surface: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in NC

When: Thursday, January 11, 2018, with pre-conference on January 10

Where: McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

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To register, visit Questions? Contact Kristen Murphy at 919-350-0464 or [email protected]

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