Human Trafficking in America's Schools

Title: Human Trafficking in America's Schools.
Author(s): Littrell, Jenee.
Published: 2015
Printable version (PDF): http://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/sites/default/files/HumanTraffickinginAmericasSchools.pdf
Abstract: This federally funded guide was developed to help school officials understand how human trafficking impacts schools, recognize the indicators of possible child trafficking, and develop policies, protocols, and partnerships to address and prevent the exploitation of children. Information is provided on: child sex trafficking, child labor trafficking; deconstructing perceptions and using a victim-centered approach; risk factors and indicators; steps professionals should take if they suspect trafficking; recruitment into trafficking; the impact of trafficking on the learning environment; the need for community involvement to combat trafficking; awareness, policies, and protocols schools can use to prevent trafficking; U.S. government entities combating human trafficking; and resources for services and training. A sample protocol that can be used by school districts to address trafficking is included. 8 references.