The community can learn more about Child Trafficking Prevention at 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, with “Chosen,” a movie hosted by El Paso County Department of Human Services at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave.

The event features “Chosen,” a 20-minute film that tells the true story of two “all-American” teenage girls deceived into trafficking. Eighteen-year-old Brianna was an honor roll student and cheerleader and worked at a local café. Thirteen-year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group, and a volunteer in her community.

There will also be a presentation by child trafficking survivor Kelly Dore and a panel to answer questions and discuss trafficking. The event concludes with a candlelight vigil to honor victims.

Parking is free in the Sahwatch Street Garage for the event, and light refreshments will be served.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month to highlight efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. The long-term effects of child abuse and neglect are felt by our whole community, and need to be addressed by the entire community.