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Human Trafficking Prevention Education in Schools

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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Presented by Monica Dominguez, Coordinator of School Counseling, Socorro Independent School District (TX); Cynthia Cook, Education Manager, 3Strands Global Foundation; Charisma De Los Reyes, Program Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education; and Ashlie Bryant, CEO and Co-Founder, 3Strands Global Foundation

Sponsored by 3Strands Global Foundation

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Human trafficking, an abhorrent crime, has infiltrated all 50 states, even our schools, where students are at risk. The post-pandemic era witnessed a surge in the distribution of child sexual abuse material, exploitation, and human trafficking, necessitating our immediate attention. Schools, traditionally safe havens for children, are best suited to combat this issue through prevention education.

In the past year, 13 states mandated training for school staff and awareness education for students on human trafficking. We invite you to learn from those who have successfully implemented prevention education in their districts. This edLeader Panel empowers you to recognize human trafficking, understand vital terminology, overcome potential barriers to identifying exploitation, and embrace trauma-informed responses. We also explore behavioral signs in students, red flags, and the significance of protocols, training, and implementation for success within our school communities.

Leading this expert panel is Ashlie Bryant, CEO and Co-founder of 3Strands Global Foundation. She’s joined by Monica Dominguez, Coordinator of School Counseling at Socorro ISD, Charisma De Los Reyes, Program Manager at the San Diego County Office of Education, and Cynthia Cook, Education Manager at 3Strands. Join us in safeguarding our schools and protecting our children.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 teachers, school counselors, and school and district leaders.

Monica Dominguez

About the Presenters

Monica Dominguez is the District Coordinator of School Counseling in the Socorro ISD in El Paso, Texas. She has been an educator for over 19 years and is dedicated to using knowledge and skills to support her colleagues in providing comprehensive school counseling programs to improve the lives and achievement of students. Monica received her Bachelor of Science degree in social psychology from Park University and her master’s degree in counseling from Sul Ross State University.

Monica is a proud member of the Lone Star State School Counselor’s Association and the American School Counselor’s Association. She serves as the Chair of the LSSSCA School Counselor of the Year Committee and a Co-chair of the Lone Star Award Committee. In 2012 Monica was named Texas Elementary School Counselor of the Year and in 2014 was a national finalist for the ASCA’s School Counselor of the Year. In 2021 her counseling program was the recipient of the RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) award for an outstanding, data-driven, comprehensive program.

Cynthia Cook

Cynthia Cook joined 3Strands Global Foundation in 2018 after retiring from the Tehama County Department of Education in California where she served as the Executive Director of Student Support Services and Early Childhood Education. She is currently the 3Strands Global Foundation Education Manager for School-Based Programs throughout the United States and Canada.

Cynthia has a keen understanding of trauma-informed issues. Having worked in various non-profits and educational settings, including substance use recovery, for more than 40 years, she understands the key to creating a world free of human trafficking is rooted in mitigating the adverse childhood experiences that many of our children encounter. Cynthia has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in human development. In her spare time, she is committed to being a lifelong learner who reads voraciously, volunteers in her community, and loves to visit national parks.

Charisma De Los Reyes

Charisma De Los Reyes, MSW serves as the Program Coordinator for the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). With a career spanning over 20 years as a community organizer and activist, she has always been committed to social justice and advocacy. Charisma has gained extensive experience in social services, including her time as the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Program Coordinator for the County of San Diego with Child Welfare Services, which lasted over a decade.

She has played a crucial role in developing the CSEC Emergency Response Protocol and worked closely with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Child Trafficking Response Unit to establish statewide policies and procedures such as the CSEC Interagency Protocol and the CSEC Harm Reduction Series. For her unwavering dedication to advocating for children who have suffered from abuse and neglect, and for her efforts in establishing effective cross-system procedures that promote collaboration and coordination in child protection, she was bestowed with the Woman of the Year award by California Senator Pro Tempore Toni Atkins.

Ashlie Bryant

Ashlie Bryant is an innovator, leader, social entrepreneur, and advocate for children around the globe. She believes in the power of the human spirit and the ability of anyone to thrive and achieve. Ashlie has spent her career leveraging her entrepreneurial skills and successfully managing teams that launch new products. In 2010, Ashlie founded 3Strands Global Foundation in response to a trafficking incident in her hometown.
Over the past 13 years, she has led 3Strands to exponential growth and expanded services to include national programs that deliver holistic prevention. PROTECT, an anti-trafficking training and K-12 curriculum, has reached over 120,000 adults and almost 1,000,000 in the United States. Employ + Empower, a direct services program, has placed over 1,000 survivors and at-risk individuals in sustainable jobs. Ashlie holds an MPA from Cornell University and a B.A. in international relations from the University of California at Davis.

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3Strands Global FoundationOur Vision: A world free from human trafficking. Our Mission: We mobilize communities to combat human trafficking through prevention education and reintegration programs.



Monday, November 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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