The Woodlands High School Mission Statement
The Woodlands High School is dedicated to preparing its students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens by providing a safe environment, offering challenging programs, promoting high expectations, and emphasizing student learning and development through a variety of resources.
Human trafficking, and how it claims it’s victims, is one of the most critical messages our youth need to hear in order to become aware of the tactics traffickers use to lure them into dangerous situations, how they gain their trust, leading them into a world they never knew existed. Dottie Laster, CEO of Laster Global Consulting, will bring this message to the students of The Woodlands High School on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Dottie Laster will speak about the grooming practices of traffickers, both on the victim level as well as the community level. While traffickers often prey upon vulnerable youth, there is an increase of young teens being lured by traffickers who are good students and come from stable family situations. The role of some traffickers is to gain the trust of not only the victim, but of other members of the family as well as those in the community, making it easier to prey upon a specific victim.
This year Dottie has made a point to speak at as many high schools and colleges as possible recognizing that it’s this vulnerable age group that is most likely to be targeted by the pimps and traffickers. She honestly brings the information forth in an age appropriate way, yet not sugar coating the truth behind the reality of trafficking, what signs to look for, and how to watch out and help any schoolmates who may be in the grooming process. She also teaches the proper way to report if there is something that is out of the ordinary.
What do bright students have to worry about?
Dottie’s blog contains a series of articles explaining the tactics of the “romeo pimp” and what young students should be aware of.
Dottie Laster is a nationally recognized expert in the field of human trafficking. She has been trained by the Department of Justice to train law enforcement on human trafficking. She has been the architect and leader of human trafficking task forces and coalitions in many cities in Texas and California. In her career she has been directly and indirectly responsible for the rescue and service of over 200 victims of trafficking in the United States. She is credentialed to practice immigration law through the Bernado Kohler Center.
Dottie Laster is available for speaking engagements, expert witness testimony, agency training, media consultant, and keynote for conferences.
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