Presenter: Brian Moore
Session Description: The goal of the session is to provide educators and others with a sense of the identification and impact of human trafficking within the school environment. Focus will be on the need for student centered services in these cases and ways to use “case management” to seek to support the student in all aspects of their recovery process. This includes finding a method of insuring that not only are academic and mental health needs addressed but often these cases involve youth who exhibit behaviors which would be seen as disruptive. Attendees will look at ways to use compassionate discipline when dealing with these students, using the lens of trauma awareness rather than traditional consequence driven practices. Discussion will include: Recognition of the signs of human trafficking (whether its enrollment or a long-term student.); Working with law enforcement to make sure that the student is safe; Student focused case management; and Using the “Handle with Care” approach with victims, siblings and others impacted by trafficking.
Session Objectives: This session will:
• Recognize the signs of human trafficking.
• Collaborate with law enforcement to ensure student safety.
• Develop greater trauma awareness.
• Understand how to use the “Handle With Care” approach with victims, siblings, and others impacted by human trafficking.