Trafficking Children for Sex and Labor
Each year an estimated 300,000 American children are at-risk for, or fall victim to, human trafficking, either for sex or for labor. School administrators, teachers, and support staff are on the front line of identifying and preventing this abuse. This Master Class will look at the problem of human trafficking and help educators learn which children are most at risk, what behaviors constitute warning signs, and which interventions have the best chance of success. Also to be considered are ways educators might collaborate with outside organizations to bring more attention to this tragedy. We welcome nominations of teachers interested in human rights and social justice as well as school social workers, guidance counselors, and psychologists.
Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, and an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Stoklosa is an internationally recognized expert, advocate, researcher, and speaker on the wellbeing of trafficking survivors in the U.S. and internationally through a public health lens. She has advised the International Organization for Migration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Academy of Medicine on issues of human trafficking and testified as an expert witness multiple times before the U.S. Congress. Among other accolades, Dr. Stoklosa has most recently been honored with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health Emerging Leader award and the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Faculty Community Service award for her tireless efforts to advance the public health response to trafficking. Her anti-trafficking work has been featured by the New York Times, National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, STAT News, and Marketplace.