Major push to expand teacher training on abuse, human trafficking

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A major effort got underway Friday to train more people to recognize signs of abuse and human trafficking. 

Last year, the program was offered to school nurses, but the Attorney General, school officials, law enforcement and others are working together to offer it to teachers and other school staff before next school year. 

“We want to make sure that we hit a scale that finally addresses or at least meets the level of child exploitation that we believe is going on in our community,” AG Hector Balderas said. 

In the meantime, officials recommend becoming familiar with school staff who have already been trained and report any concerns to them. 

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