Library for Educators

U.S. Department of Education

Fact Sheet for Schools: Human Trafficking of Children in the U.S

Discusses: (1) What is Human Trafficking; (2) How Does Human Trafficking Affect Our Schools; (3) Identification of a Victim of Human Trafficking; (4) Reporting a Suspected Incidence of Human Trafficking; (5) U.S. Government Assistance for Trafficking Victims; (6) Informational Resources.

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

Human Trafficking Education Curriculum

2014

“Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives has partnered with Not My Life to offer two history-based trafficking-prevention curriculum modules for use by secondary students and teachers called History, Human Rights and the Power of One. Both modules conform to Common Core Curriculum Standards and have been approved by the NYC Department of Education for use in the New York City Public Schools.”

University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Clinical Program (Michigan)

Human Trafficking Law Project

Ongoing

“Launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic at Michigan Law School, the Human Trafficking Law Project is the first publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the United States. Through the HTLP, the Clinic hopes to strengthen anti-trafficking laws in the United States and to support government officials, law enforcement agencies, and practitioners who are working on behalf of human trafficking victims. The human trafficking database is an ongoing project.”

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

NetSmartz Workshop

“NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the [NMEC] that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.” Program goals are to: “[1] Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks; [2] Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks; [3] Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult.”

Polaris Project/National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

Polaris Project Resources Overview

“[NHTRC] offers a broad selection of resources for … educators, medical, legal and governmental professionals, service providers, law enforcement personnel, community members, potential victims, and those at risk for human trafficking. This section contains a series of downloadable materials… . There are links to current and pending legislation on the federal and state levels; public awareness and direct outreach materials including multilingual flyers that advertise the NHTRC hotline number; PowerPoint presentations; and detailed topical reports and general information materials that provide an overview of the issue.”

California Department of Justice

The State of Human Trafficking in California, California Department of Justice

K. Harris, Attorney General — 2012

Discusses:

  1. Human Trafficking Definitions
  2. Economic Drivers of Human Trafficking
  3. Increased Role of Domestic and Transnational Gangs
  4. Who are Victims of Human Trafficking
  5. Who are the Perpetrators of Human Trafficking
  6. Means and Methods of Human Trafficking 7 .Role of Technology in Human Trafficking
  7. California’s Response to Human Trafficking
  8. Identifying the Scope of Human Trafficking in the U.S. and California
  9. Holding Traffickers Accountable: Law Enforcement Investigations/Prosecutions
  10. Victim-Centered Approach: Protecting/Assisting Victims;
  11. Prevention and Public Education: Reducing Demand
  12. How to Recognize Signs of Human Trafficking.

University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Law Project Database

The Human Trafficking Law Project, run by Michigan Law School professor Bridgette Carr, is the Nation’s first clinical law program dedicated to fighting human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP) Database, which was launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic, is the first publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the U.S. Through the HTLP, the Clinic aims to help strengthen anti-trafficking laws in the United States and to support government officials, law enforcement, and practitioners who are working on behalf of human trafficking victims.