This website is designed to help teachers and school administrators integrate awareness about sex trafficking into school activities and classrooms.
PROTECT is a human trafficking prevention education program that was developed in 2015 through a coalition of three nonprofits (3Strands Global Foundation, Love Never Fails, and Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives), in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California, the California Department of Education, Cisco Systems, and the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State University. Through this program, teachers and students are learning about red flags, protocols, and ways to prevent exploitation through an online curriculum that provides all classroom materials necessary.
The Empower Youth Program is an exploitation prevention curriculum that equips adults to provide effective, positive, and empowering prevention education to youth aged 12 and up. With empathy as its most fundamental strategy to eradicate exploitation, this resource is in use all across the nation, impacting thousands of youth.
Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development. Not a #Number uses a holistic approach focusing on respect, empathy, individual strengths, and the relationship between personal and societal pressures that create or increase vulnerabilities.
Prevention Project is a 6-lesson academic curriculum (with an alternate 4-lesson model) administered to high and middle school students in their classrooms. The program focuses on educating the students on the facts and lures of human trafficking locally and globally; developing healthy self-awareness and boundaries; strengthening character; and fostering leadership amongst the students. The Prevention Project empowers the students to be abolitionists, to take the lead in the fight against human trafficking, and to be the ones who see the final demise of modern day slavery. (Richmond Justice Initiative) (Virginia and Texas)
Deceptions is an interactive school-based awareness curriculum for youth in middle and high schools. This curriculum provides tools and builds awareness in exposing the lures of child sex trafficking and internet dangers. The true story of a sex trafficking survivor is utilized to teach students about healthy relationships and boundaries as well as how to protect themselves and others from this form of modern-day slavery.
Program for girls at high-risk
Word on the Street The purpose of this prevention curriculum is to educate, equip, and empower youth, and provide them with tools and opportunities for discussion to prevent them from unknowingly becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The curriculum provides an overview of CSEC which includes what it is, examples of CSEC, the CSEC business model, and the objectification and sexualization of women and girls in the entertainment industry. The curriculum also discusses risk factors for CSEC, peer recruitment, the dangers of the Internet and social media, the differences between a relationship with a boyfriend/girlfriend and an exploiter, and healthy relationships. Additionally, the curriculum discusses exploiters descriptions, tactics, and pickup lines. Throughout the curriculum, the girls and young women will review safety and resource tips to ensure that the youth know what resources are available for them and who they can reach out to for help.