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Exploitation prevention seminar held in Wichita Falls

A workshop to stop and prevent the exploitation of children was held Thursday in Wichita Falls. (Source: RNN Texoma) A workshop to stop and prevent the exploitation of children was held Thursday in Wichita Falls. (Source: RNN Texoma)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

A workshop to combat and prevent the exploitation and trafficking of youth in the child welfare system took place Thursday in Wichita Falls.

It included information and resources from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an overview from the Texas Governor's Office's Child Sex Trafficking Team on statewide efforts, and updates from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on policies and practices.

"The best thing we can do is recognize that it does happen everywhere not just in a bad area, in big cities, only by truck stops," said Program Manager Meghan Zuraw. "It really does permeate our communities, the sooner we recognize that and we start to accept what the vulnerabilities of our communities are the sooner we can get rid of this problem."

The seminar also included brainstorming and networking sessions for participants, all focused on how to reduce the vulnerability of children being impacted in Texoma.

They have been doing this since 1984.

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