Maine Department of Education’s team of safety specialists continue to offer ongoing training opportunities for those who work with Maine children and their families.
Our Maine School Safety Center (MSSC) will be hosting an important series with community experts on addressing sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking. The virtual series will run through the month of June, each Thursday at 10:00. Please register for the zoom events in advance, here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
June 4: Personal Trafficking Survivor Story to Educate and Mobilize the People of Maine to Stop the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (Catherine Wilson, Founder Stop Trafficking US and local survivor leader)
June 11: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Dynamics and Approach (Jess Bedard and Caitlyn Kelty-Huber, Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
June 18: Children’s Advocacy Center Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (Jennifer Shumway and Kathy Harvey-Brown, Cumberland County Children’s Advocacy Center)
June 25: Investigation and Evidence Collection in Minor Victims of Trafficking (Christine Thibeault, Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, ME Computer Crimes Task Force team members)