Certain occupations lead people into contact with human trafficking victims more often than others.
Educating yourself and your co-workers can lead to trafficking cases being reported more often.
ARE YOU A TEACHER OR SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
School and child care staff are in a position not only to report human trafficking but to educate children on how to protect themselves. As mandated reporters, many are aware of the signs of child abuse/neglect, but the signs of trafficking can be specific. As traffickers develop more intricate ways to avoid suspicion, many children's families are threatened if they are discovered or groomed to believe teachers and law enforcement will get them into trouble. Check on the organizations and resources below to learn specific ways to educate on and prevent human trafficking within your student body.
Are you involved with a school in a different capacity? Board members and members of the PTA can put pressure on their communities to emphasize and implement preventative human trafficking education for their students.