Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students
From National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE (Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness).
Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011). According to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, U.S. schools are emerging as a potentially promising environment for a variety of trafficking prevention and intervention activities for the young people in their care (2013, p. 297).
This article talks about various facts related to human trafficking targeting our youth:
- Understanding Sex Trafficking
- Warning Signs of Involvement in Sex Trafficking
- Homelessness as a Risk Factor
- Reporting Signs of Trafficking Among Students
- Responding to Signs of Trafficking Among Students
- The Vulnerability of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (as defined by McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)
This is a must read for all educators that work with children. – http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/briefs/trafficking.pdf