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Subject:  Human Trafficking Pod cast and Homeless UY Webinar

ListServe Message Date:  November 22, 2011


Human Trafficking:  Basic Facts about the Commercial Exploitation of Youth

Dr. Deborah Human, Assistant Teaching Professor, at the University of Missouri, through  the Missouri Center for Education Safety (CES) has conducted a pod cast on human trafficking.  The CES is a joint initiative of the Missouri School Boards Association and Missouri Department of Public Safety/Office of Homeland Security.  Human trafficking is one of the most serious crimes in the world, second only to drug trafficking in terms of its magnitude.  Over the last few years, the problem of human trafficking in America has increased by massive proportions.  As many as 14,000 - 18,000 people are being trafficked within this country every year.  As is the case of any other illegal activity, it is very difficult to ascertain the exact numbers, and therefore human trafficking statistics are most often based on the estimates by different federal departments and organizations.

This pod cast is an introduction to this topic and can be accessed anytime via the web at:



Supporting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Accessing Higher Education

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) will be offering this webinar free of charge.  It will be aired on Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET.

The webinar is geared towards the homeless education community.  It provides important information about College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions allowing unaccompanied homeless youth to apply for federal financial aid for college as independent students.

Topics include:
     • A brief primer on the McKinney-Vento Act* and unaccompanied homeless youth
     • Determining student status for unaccompanied homeless youth filling out the FAFSA
     • Building community collaboration to support unaccompanied homeless college students

(*The McKinney-Vento Act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the PreK-12 education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  It establishes the definition of unaccompanied homeless youth used in the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.)

Christina Dukes, Program Specialist, National Center for Homeless Education
Mark Delorey, Director of Financial Aid, Western Michigan University

Visit to register for this webinar. Please feel free to share this information with interested colleagues.  NCHE is especially pleased to have guest presenter Mark Delorey, Director of Financial Aid for Western Michigan University, to participate in this webinar and share his valuable knowledge and experience.


Donna Cash

Supervisor, Federal Compliance

Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480

Office:  573-522-8763  Fax:  573-526-6698

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