The district is hosting a human trafficking awareness event in conjunction with the cities of Lakeway and Bee Cave, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Jan. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Lake Travis ISD Educational Development Center. The event falls during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, also known as Wear Blue Day.
The event is intended to inform parents and community members of warning signs and ways to protect their children from human trafficking, said Marco Alvarado, LTISD executive director of communications and community relations.
Representatives from the cities and state agency will share the following information on human trafficking, said Kara McLeod, victim assistant coordinator for Lakeway and Bee Cave police departments:
- What human trafficking is
- Identifying traffickers and trafficking victims
- Reporting suspected human trafficking
- Reducing vulnerability of children and youth
- How parents can talk to their children
“This is something that does involve the communities of Lakeway and Bee Cave, but it involves our worldwide community,” McLeod said about human trafficking. “We would really like to have a good group of people or community participation at the event.”