Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
The Title IV Part A team at the Florida Department of Education encourages you to join them throughout January as we unite to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking during the
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Throughout January 2020, you can highlight and participant in any or all of the following ideas to help bring trafficking awareness and prevention efforts to your schools. 31 Human Trafficking Awareness Month Ideas for Schools:
Add the National Hotline Number 1-888-373- 7888 to phone contacts
https://humantraffickinghotline.org Conduct professional development training for your educational staff.
Attend a FDOE Title IV Part A Child Trafficking Regional Professional Development training- Mark your calendars (Look for more details and registration coming soon to the following areas: Miami Dade School District- January 29th and Duval School District February 27th)
Create a Human Trafficking Awareness poster contest (e.g.,
Artworks for Freedom) Write an essay, research paper, or play on the topic
Incorporate an activity, performance, or reading in a school concert, play, or performance series.
Investigate a form of trafficking and write a diary entry that describes a typical day in the life of a victim of modern-day slavery.
Write an article for your school’s newspaper or a local blog
Write a letter to the editor or an editorial for the opinion section of your local newspaper
Create television and radio PSA’s or use A21’s
Can You See Me Campaign PSAs https://www.a21.org/content/can-you-see-me-usa/gouyi8 Wear blue on January 11th for National Wear Blue Day #BlueCampaign
https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday?utm_source=bluecampaign_slideshow&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=dhsgov Show short documentaries on Human Trafficking at the beginning of class, at an open meeting after school, or in the cafeteria during lunch hours
Approach businesses to post the
National Human Trafficking Hotline flyer Sign a Proclamation or Pledge Issue a Proclamation declaring your school a TraffickingFree Zone.
https://usiaht.org/traffickingfreezone/ Host a fashion show to raise awareness and possibly fundraise for the cause
Organize a freedom walk or run-a-thons to raise awareness in your school or community (e.g.,
A21’s Walk for Freedom) Show short documentaries on Human Trafficking at the beginning of class, at an open meeting after school, or in the cafeteria during lunch hours
Read the Presidential Proclamation:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/31/presidential-proclamation-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevent Share information on social networking sites (e.g.,
https://www.ahla.com/sites/default/files/human_trafficking_awareness_month_social_media_toolkit_for_corporate_partners_-_hospitality.pdf) Watch (NCMEC) National Center for Missing Exploited Children’s 25th Anniversary music video #RunawayTrain25 #Missingkids
http://www.missingkids.com/supportus/events/runawaytrain Watch NCMEC’s Online Safety Video
https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/home Provide parents and guardians with information PDF on what child trafficking is and how to keep their children safe. (e.g. NCMEC’s
Child Sex Trafficking in America: A Guide for ... - NCMEC Equip with the facts about human trafficking (e.g.
Know the Facts) Invite a trafficking survivor to share their story and ways to become aware of the methods of perpetrators through force, fraud, and coercion.
Learn to recognize indicators of human trafficking and how to report possible situations.
https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/indicators-human-trafficking Research United States labor laws. Search recent editions of the newspaper for articles that relate to these laws.
Encourage everyone to commit to using goods and services produced without slavery.
Encourage companies to take steps to investigate and prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and publish the information, including supplier or factory lists, for consumer awareness. Take the
Quiz to showcase how they can take a proactive role in ending trafficking by being a conscious consumer. slavery footprint Check out the Department of Labor’s
List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Integrate human trafficking education into the school curriculum.
Human Trafficking Resources
Children and adults can be victims of human trafficking.
“If you see something, say something.”
Reports and Publications:
How to Report:
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