A21 Campaign – Bodies Are Not Commodities is a high school curriculum that is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to recognize potentially dangerous situations while empowering them to become modern-day abolitionists. It is video-based, interactive, and fully aligned to the education standards for social studies, English, and health courses. It includes a facilitator guide, a student guide, and video downloads.
Abolition Ohio – Abolition Ohio offers many resources to help local agencies wage the war against human trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Backpack; Human Trafficking Curriculum Guide; Human Trafficking Online Resources
CAASE -has created and implemented the first curriculum in the country specifically designed to educate young men about the harms of prostitution and to enlist them as allies in the movement to end violence against women and girls. We have reached more than 1,000 students since the curriculum launched in 2010. Our instructor visits classrooms in Chicagoland to bring this multiple-session course directly to students. The interactive classes invite young men to examine the constructs of masculinity that have been presented to them by our culture. They learn about the realities of the commercial sex trade and human trafficking. Young men are asked to consider how pressures to “be a man” can influence their decisions to patronize the sex trade.
Deceptions – The Deceptions program, was created at the request of local law enforcement (Van Couver, WA). Piloted at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, this nationally acclaimed awareness program has been presented to over 15,000 local youth. In addition, over 300 speakers haven been trained to use the Deceptions curriculum delivering this message across America to thousands more. Deceptions is an interactive school-based awareness curriculum for youth in middle and high schools that provides tools and builds awareness in exposing the lures of child sex trafficking and internet dangers.
ECPAT – The Empowering Youth to Take the Lead Toolkit is designed to involve our primary stakeholders, America’s children, in advocating against sexual exploitation and trafficking by training them to be the foremost advocates in their communities. In addition to educating youth on the facts, misconceptions, and risks of trafficking, we provide them with the tools needed to identify the warning signs and proper resources to empower themselves and their peers. Where there is education, there is empowerment, and through this Toolkit, youth are able to use their voice and knowledge to educate and empower others about the issue. This Toolkit is a peer-to-peer learning model, as we have found it is much more effective for youth to learn from their peers. The Toolkit was created with three ideas in mind: Prevention, Education, and Empowerment. There are four separate sessions, with interactive activities for youth to participate.
Fair Girls – Tell Your Friends is a four module, multimedia prevention education curriculum taught in public junior and high school classrooms, after-school programs, youth shelters and group homes. Through educating high-risk girls and boys about their rights and resources in the classroom, the curriculum both empowers and motivates students with the knowledge, communication skills, and community resources to keep themselves safe from exploitation and trafficking and to become peer educators who will “tell their friends,” families, and communities how to do the same. Using video, drawing, and song, the curriculum is an interactive age-appropriate curriculum that defines what human trafficking is, identifies risk factors teen girls and boys face toward human trafficking, talks about healthy and unhealthy relationships, draws links between intimate partner violence and human trafficking, and provides a citywide resource guide to students that helps them reach us and our 35 community-based partners across the D.C. area.
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives – (FDFI) service-learning projects are a great way for students to understand important issues and to become part of their solutions. In an effort to illustrate the realities of child and forced labor all over the world, Globalize 13, a service-learning project for secondary schools, presents lessons about this insidious form of slavery within the context of the 13th Amendment and its 150th anniversary in 2015. We encourage teachers to sign-up for the project and download the free digital curriculum available on this website. FDFI was born of the idea that we can be guided by history. Its founders are direct descendants of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and its mission springs from the work of both legacies.
HT Awareness Partnerships – ARTREACH is HTAP’s signature program which is aimed at middle to high school age students who are interested in using their talent or love of art to educate themselves and others about human trafficking. These students usually attend after-school or summer camp programs and the program is open to those with artistic skills or not. As most victims of human trafficking are female, most classes are aimed at girls between the ages of 10 to 18, usually focused on age groups: 10-15 year or 16-18. However, we are open to conducting classes for boys and we have conducted mixed classes though because of the sensitive nature of the material, we prefer to work with one gender at a time.
iEmpathize – The Empower Youth Program for Teens is a tool that helps those already working with youth to facilitate prevention-focused conversations about empathy and exploitation in their schools and neighborhoods. Educators, parents, and youth service providers can utilize this five-part series of short films, activities, and discussion questions to empower teens 8th grade and up to successfully navigate the vulnerabilities in their lives in order to stay safe from exploitation. While many prevention programs require that the host organization be present to lead the trainings, the Empower Youth Program comes in an original content package (consisting of a film bundle and facilitator guidebook) that any facilitator can lead. With the Empower Youth Program, you can give your youth access to strategies to find a Positive Pull and avoid the negative pulls that can lead to exploitation, while also nurturing the development of empathy so that they will become a Positive Pull for others as well.
Liberty Asia – Liberty Asia’s online curriculum has been developed for High School students (between Grade 10-12). It offers an interactive set of five modules (approximately one hour each) that can be used to help teachers and students easily understand what human trafficking is and how it can be addressed. While it is recommended that all modules be followed, the modules can also be used individually depending on the needs of the students/teachers. Module 1: What is human trafficking: An Overview of the Issue; Module 2: Human Trafficking and Information: Using Info-graphics to Understand the Problem; Module 3: Human Trafficking Discussion using a Socratic Seminar: Learning through Dialogue and Debate; Module 4: Human Trafficking and the Counter Trafficking Response: An Overview of How this Process Works; Module 5: Human Trafficking: What can you do to Help?
Love 146 – To prevent the exploitation of children, we must reach them before traffickers do. Effective prevention often starts by raising awareness of harmful stereotypes and attitudes that create vulnerabilities and keep youth from seeking help. Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to provide youth with information and skills in a manner that inspires them to make safe choices when they encounter potentially exploitative situations and to utilize the healthy support systems that may decrease their vulnerabilities. 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. This program is unique in that it not only targets and equips youth to respond to threats of trafficking, but provides information for parents and professionals to support a whole school response. Not a #Number has been developed in consultation with experts in the fields of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, education, and research and evaluation.
My Life My Choice – Using our nationally‐acclaimed ten‐session curriculum, My Life My Choice Prevention Groups provide a concrete, well‐researched method for preventing commercial sexual exploitation among vulnerable adolescent girls. These groups are offered weekly in schools, group homes, and other community settings. Groups teach at-risk girls how to recognize and avoid the recruitment tactics of pimps and find a path out of exploitation if they are already involved. The groups are designed to change girls’ attitudes and perceptions of the commercial sex industry, as well as build self-esteem and personal empowerment. Using the strength and power of the collective voices of survivors and their peers, girls not only receive important preventive education, but learn to see themselves as agents of change – empowered with information they want to share with their sisters and friends. This curriculum is relevant for any girl between the ages of 12-18 years old, as all girls are at risk of being commercially sexually exploited.
Project Hope – The 60-75 minute Human Trafficking Prevention, Identification and Referral lesson, funded and made possible by the Potomac Health Foundation, is based on the tenets of motivational interviewing and change theory. The lesson was specifically designed to elicit self-identification by victims and those at risk. This lesson is currently being delivered to eighth and ninth grade students. It strives to be age appropriate by incorporating relevant imagery, art, music and a documentary produced and copyrighted by Shared Hope International, entitled ©Chosen. Students are specifically taught: What is labor and sex trafficking; Who are traffickers; Why is sex trafficking occurring; Where is sex trafficking occurring (activity); How sex traffickers groom you for prostitution; How to keep themselves and their friends safe; and, Where to turn for help. After the lesson, students will have the opportunity to discreetly self-identify if they would like to speak with a social worker regarding the lesson regarding concerns for themselves or a peer.
Richmond Justice Initiative – The Prevention Project is currently a 6-lesson academic curriculum (with an alternate 4-lesson model) administered to high school and middle school students in their classrooms. The program focuses on education 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.
Unlock Freedom – It Stops With Me – A four-lesson curriculum, called Project #ItStopsWithMe, takes a comprehensive approach to prevention by addressing issues which fuel both demand and risk of sex trafficking in America as well as tactics used by predators. The four lessons are: The Facts, The Fuel, The Formula, and The Fight. Students will be educated on the issue, empowered to take a stand, and equipped to fight back. Facilitators are trained through our online training package, which is a prerequisite for receiving the free downloadable curriculum link.
SUMMARIES OF CURRICULUM AND RESOURCES PRESENTED ON THE K-6 Grade CHART
Born 2 Fly – The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking is a curriculum-based community awareness program that educates at-risk children, teens, and their parents about the dangers of child trafficking. A team of educators, writers, artists, and child experts spent 5 years developing this package of materials, which are available in 10 languages. All B2F materials are available for free download as pdfs. You can save them to your computer and then project them on a screen, show them on a monitor, or print them out. Just fill out a short application and once B2F approves your application, they’ll send you a password to download the materials without charge. Nearly 600 organizations in 65 countries have already registered. B2F adds new materials and translations all the time and once you’re approved, you can check back whenever you like and download new materials. B2F also sends you regular updates by email with more information and ideas to help you teach B2F to your children.
Child Lures Prevention – CLP/TLP helps children and teens stay safe from sexual abuse, harassment, abduction, drugs and bullying/cyberbullying. This is accomplished through: emphasizing every child’s right to live free of abuse, promoting healthy social relationships, nurturing mutual kindness and respect, setting personal and digital boundaries, teaching age-appropriate Child Lures and practicing proven prevention strategies for each lure, identifying trusted adults and upholding a zero tolerance environment in which harassment & abuse are openly discussed and disclosed.
Faces of Child Abuse – Blue Ribbon Week was created for elementary school age children and has been used schools in TX, IL, MO, and FL. The program helps children understand what is and is not appropriate interaction from adults, self-identification of abuse, and a means of seeking help among other empowering aspects for this age group.
KidSafe – KidSafe for Kids is our flag ship program. We take an integrated approach as we strongly believe that we need to work together to keep our children safe. 95% of abuse and exploitation is preventable through education. Through scaffolding learning, children build on skills each week, using the skills learned in the prior lesson. Children are taught through role play, books, art, song and discussion how to be the first line of defense in their personal safety. KidSafe is a strong believer that children can learn life skills through fun not fear and use developmentally appropriate curriculum they created through over 40 years of combined experience, research, teaching and counseling. KidSafe Curriculum meets Sunshine State Standards and is approved by Palm Beach County Department of Safe Schools and Broward County Office of Prevention.
MBF Child Safety Matters – MBF Child Safety Matters™ is a research–based, primary prevention education program provided at no cost to all public Florida elementary schools, to educate and empower elementary students, school personnel, and adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse, and all forms of child abuse (including sex abuse). MBF Child Safety Matters, Florida has enhanced research to support its efficacy, new, fun and more engaging activities for students, easier presentation materials for facilitators that align with Florida Education Standards and the Florida School Counseling Framework, and helps schools meet, the newly passed legislation Chapter 2013-87; bill HB609 requiring cyberbullying education in schools. The program effectively educates and empowers children to actively participate in learning information and strategies to help prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse, and all forms of child abuse.
Sexual Assault Center (Nashville, TN) – Safe@Last, is a personal safety curriculum for K -6th grade students. The program gives children the tools they need to avoid dangerous situations by teaching personal boundaries and assertiveness skills. It is a curriculum of age-appropriate interactive games, role-playing skits, videos, and more – all designed to teach and train children how to act and react in difficult situations. This elementary school program teaches sexual abuse prevention (it also tackles the tough issues of guns, gangs, bullying, peer pressure, and Internet safety). Taught in four 30-45 minute sessions for each grade level, 70% of all students tested mastered the following milestones: Students identify at least 3 safe adults; Students learn about secrets, safe touches versus unsafe touches as well as how to identify safe or unsafe situations; Students learn how to be more assertive and to say “NO”; Students build respect for themselves and for their peers; Students learn how and when to make a disclosure.