USD 465 invites parents, secondary students, teachers, and community members to attend a Human Trafficking presentation on March 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Winfield High School (WHS) cafeteria - 300 Viking Blvd.
“One of our primary goals in public education is to keep children safe.” stated Dr. J.K. Campbell, USD 465 Superintendent. “One way we can help ensure their safety is to provide students, parents, and the community with information about difficult issues such as abuse and human trafficking.”
Risa Rehmert, Director of Program Development at the Wichita State University (WSU) Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT), will be presenting.
The mission of the WSU CCHT according to their website, combatinghumantrafficking.org, ‘is to empower OUR nation’s capacity to provide effective prevention, assessment, identification, intervention, restoration, and aftercare/prosperity responses in efforts toward ending abuse and exploitation.’
Rehmert will share information to the public about human trafficking in Kansas and across the Nation. She will also provide an overview of the Prevention for Prosperity curriculum available to schools. This curriculum, targeting middle and high school youth, aims to increase young people’s ability to practice healthy relationships, develop an age-appropriate understanding of abuse and exploitation (particularly in the form of human trafficking), inform young people of potential multidisciplinary resources in the community and provide an opportunity for them to demonstrate their own ability to combat abuse and exploitation.
All are encouraged to attend.