Title IV Part A

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:

  1. Add the National Hotline Number 1-888-373- 7888 to phone contacts https://humantraffickinghotline.org
  2. Conduct professional development training for your educational staff.
  3. 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)
  4. Create a Human Trafficking Awareness poster contest  (e.g., Artworks for Freedom)
  5. Write an essay, research paper, or play on the topic
  6. Incorporate an activity, performance, or reading in a school concert, play, or performance series.
  7. 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.
  8. Write an article for your school’s newspaper or a local blog
  9. Write a letter to the editor or an editorial for the opinion section of your local newspaper
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Show short documentaries on Human Trafficking at the beginning of class, at an open meeting after school, or in the cafeteria during lunch hours
  13. Approach businesses to post the National Human Trafficking Hotline flyer
  14. Sign a Proclamation or Pledge Issue a Proclamation declaring your school a TraffickingFree Zone. https://usiaht.org/traffickingfreezone/
  15. Host a fashion show to raise awareness and possibly fundraise for the cause
  16. Organize a freedom walk or run-a-thons to raise awareness in your school or community (e.g., A21’s Walk for Freedom)
  17. Show short documentaries on Human Trafficking at the beginning of class, at an open meeting after school, or in the cafeteria during lunch hours
  18. Read the Presidential Proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/31/presidential-proclamation-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevent
  19. 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)
  20. Watch (NCMEC) National Center for Missing Exploited Children’s 25th Anniversary music video #RunawayTrain25 #Missingkids http://www.missingkids.com/supportus/events/runawaytrain
  21. Watch NCMEC’s Online Safety Video https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/home
  22. 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
  23. Equip with the facts about human trafficking (e.g. Know the Facts)
  24. Invite a trafficking survivor to share their story and ways to become aware of the methods of perpetrators through force, fraud, and coercion.
  25. Learn to recognize indicators of human trafficking and how to report possible situations. https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign/indicators-human-trafficking
  26. Research United States labor laws. Search recent editions of the newspaper for articles that relate to these laws.
  27. Encourage everyone to commit to using goods and services produced without slavery.
  28. 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.
  29. Take the slavery footprint Quiz to showcase how they can take a proactive role in ending trafficking by being a conscious consumer.
  30. Check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor.
  31. Integrate human trafficking education into the school curriculum.