All Child Exploitation Resources
The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about child exploitation.
How to Talk to Youth about Human Trafficking: A Guide for Youth Caretakers and Individuals Working with Youth
Department of Homeland Security, 2020
This guide can be used by any adult who is a caretaker of a youth or individuals who work with youth through formal or informal programming. It includes information about what human trafficking is, how to recognize it among youth, tips for talking to youth about general exploitation, information about building life skills that may help prevent youth from being trafficked, and reporting options if you suspect a youth is affected by human trafficking or being exploited.
Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students
Department of Education, 2018
This brief provides educators with an overview of the issue of minor sex trafficking and suggests specific steps that schools can take to respond to signs of trafficking among its students. It also offers suggestions for how State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons can help guide their states’ and school districts’ efforts to address trafficking within schools.
Human Trafficking 101 for School Administrators and Staff
Department of Education and Department of Homeland Security, 2020
This resource offers a definition of human trafficking, a brief overview of who is at risk, and behavioral, physical, and social indicators of trafficking that might be observed by school personnel. It also includes the number to call to report suspected trafficking, and a reminder about the importance of engaging law enforcement in order to protect students' and staff's safety.