Curriculum

Grades 9-12: Bodies Are Not Commodities provides interactive sessions to motivate and engage the adolescent learner with alignment to the Common Core Standards, integrated cross-curricular relevance within the subjects of history, citizenship and literacy, critical thinking skills, and intersession extension opportunities to further awareness and prevention.

  • 5 Multimedia & Interactive Sessions
  • Supplementary Curriculum for Social Studies
  • Facilitator Guide, Student Guide, Session Videos, Learning Labs
  • Online Downloadable Version is available FREE

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The best way to address sexual exploitation is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Young men are exposed to a culture that stigmatizes women in prostitution, yet glamorizes pimping and patronizing the sex trade. CAASE has created and implemented the first curriculum in the country specifically designed to educate young men about the harms of prostitution and to enlist them as allies in the movement to end violence against women and girls. We have reached more than 1,000 students since the curriculum launched in 2010.

Our instructor visits classrooms in Chicagoland to bring this multiple-session course directly to students. The interactive classes invite young men to examine the constructs of masculinity that have been presented to them by our culture. They learn about the realities of the commercial sex trade and human trafficking. Young men are asked to consider how pressures to “be a man” can influence their decisions to patronize the sex trade.

The curriculum meets several Illinois State Board of Education learning standards. To learn more about bringing the curriculum to your school, contact caleb@caase.org.

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Students have an amazing opportunity to impact their communities. They not only have a network of peers, but they also have mentors and resources available to them through their school. This toolkit is designed to help students organize an advocacy group on campus and in their communities. It will also provide general information on resources available to students at most universities. This guide is not exhaustive and serves only to provide recommendations.

Students, please use this toolkit to organize your peers and community to create social change. Be a part of the solution to end slavery!

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Chosen: The True Story of America’s Trafficked Teens


Grades 6-8, 9-12  “Chosen” is a documentary from Shared Hope International (released May 2013) to open hearts and eyes to the dangers of sex trafficking and equip young people to protect themselves and others from being “Chosen.”

Two-disc starter set includes:

  • 7 Discussion Starter Kits
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Letter to the Leader – creative and helpful suggestions for leaders
  • Take Action Cards – reminders of key indicators of trafficking and how to report suspicious activity
  • “Chosen” trailer (2 min.) and full-length film (20 min.)

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The Deceptions program was created at the request of local law enforcement (Vancouver, WA). Piloted at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, this nationally acclaimed awareness program has been presented to over 15,000 local youth. In addition, over 300 speakers haven been trained to use the Deceptions curriculum delivering this message across America to thousands more. Deceptions is an interactive school-based awareness curriculum for youth in middle and high schools that provides tools and builds awareness in exposing the lures of child sex trafficking and internet dangers.

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Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives offers two trafficking-prevention curriculum modules for use by secondary students and teachers. Both modules conform to Common Core Curriculum Standards are approved by the NYC Department of Education for use in the New York City Public Schools.

  • Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery in the United States, the first module, focuses on slavery in the U.S. by introducing the legal framework of abolition (including the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act) along with stories from survivors of slavery, from the past and present. The goal of this module is that students will understand how slaves were and are controlled through coercion manifested both physically and/or psychologically, and will understand the similarities and differences of historical and modern-day slavery
  • Youth for Sale, the second module, provides students a basic understanding of the labor and sexual exploitation of children around the world. It describes the greatest risk factors for being trafficked and the methods of international traffickers to lure or force children into slavery. It includes actual victims’ stories.

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The Empowering Youth to Take the Lead Toolkit is designed to involve our primary stakeholders, America’s children, in advocating against sexual exploitation and trafficking by training them to be advocates in their communities. In addition to educating youth on the facts, misconceptions, and risks of trafficking, the toolkit provides them with the tools needed to identify the warning signs and proper resources to empower themselves and their peers. Where there is education, there is empowerment, and through this Toolkit, youth are able to use their voice and knowledge to educate and empower others about the issue. This Toolkit is a peer-to-peer learning model: it is much more effective for youth to learn from their peers.

The Toolkit was created with three ideas in mind: Prevention, Education, and Empowerment. There are four separate sessions, with interactive activities for youth to participate. The sessions include Child Sex Trafficking in America, Popular Culture and Gender Inequality, Internet Safety, and Empowering Individuals and Your Community. There is also a section on Demand.  The Toolkit has been implemented in several middle and high schools throughout the New York area, and it has been incredibly successful thus far.

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Tell Your Friends is a four module, multimedia prevention education curriculum taught in public junior and high school classrooms, after-school programs, youth shelters and group homes. Through educating high-risk girls and boys about their rights and resources in the classroom, the curriculum both empowers and motivates students with the knowledge, communication skills, and community resources to keep themselves safe from exploitation and trafficking and to become peer educators who will “tell their friends,” families, and communities how to do the same.

Using video, drawing, and song, the curriculum is an interactive age-appropriate curriculum that defines what human trafficking is, identifies risk factors teen girls and boys face toward human trafficking, talks about healthy and unhealthy relationships, draws links between intimate partner violence and human trafficking, and provides a citywide resource guide to students that helps them reach us and our 35 community-based partners across the D.C. area.

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Grades 6-8-9-12: Global Centurion has created a basic introduction and overview of human trafficking. The curriculum describes various types of human trafficking. The course introduces students to international foreign and U.S. law and policy on human trafficking, how to identify victims, and common health concerns among trafficking victims as background for a demand-related approach. The primary purpose of the program is to create age-appropriate modules to reach young men and boys to help them make informed choices and reduce the demand. The curriculum includes a syllabus, teacher-training manual, basic materials and exercises, special in-class and extra-curricular projects, and interactive media technologies activities.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships

ARTREACH is an interactive creative arts program that has been developed by Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships designed to instill a sense of awareness about human trafficking in our community’s boys and girls and to empower them to become peer spokespersons.

The ARTREACH program is presented to middle school and high school aged kids in after school programs in the Southwest Florida area. The participants learn about modern day slavery, human trafficking, and how art has been used to raise awareness and affect social issues. The students are taught about the risk and vulnerability factors associated with human trafficking. The program works with participants to create art by discussing ideas, putting thought on paper, and actually creating and finishing a work of art. It may be in the form of a painting, photography, poetry, or even a dramatic performance. The kids have full artistic freedom to express the knowledge they have acquired about human trafficking and the volunteers and instructors’ role is to provide guidance and help.

The program has helped to build awareness of human trafficking to the general population by having the artwork reproduced and displayed in four states at approximately 25 events, reaching over an estimated 1,000 people. Additionally, HTAP has gone on to conduct Train the Trainer programs across the United States so interested groups can conduct their own ARTREACH programs. For more information: Click Here

Contact us at 239-415-2635 or at info@humantraffickingawareness.org

 

The Empower Youth Program for Teens is a tool that helps those already working with youth to facilitate prevention-focused conversations about empathy and exploitation in their schools and neighborhoods. Educators, parents, and youth service providers can utilize this five-part series of short films, activities, and discussion questions to empower teens 7th grade and up with strategies to successfully navigate the vulnerabilities in their lives in order to stay safe from exploitation. While many prevention programs require that the host organization be present to lead the trainings, the Empower Youth Program comes in a content package (consisting of a film bundle and facilitator guidebook) that any facilitator can lead.

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IPJC offers a live interactive multi-school webinar/workshop for Catholic 7th-8th grade students on Modern Day Slavery! It is interdisciplinary esperience, linking Religion, Social Studies, and English The webinar uses age-appropriate material that: 1. Introduces students to the reality of global and local slaver; 2. Includes live interaction with students in other schools around the country that use Catholic Social Teaching, polls and prayer; 3. Helps students understand their impact in the world; 4. Draws connections between their electronics and child slavery in mines; and 5. Engages students in social responsibility through practicing their business letter writing skills to CEOs.

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To prevent the exploitation of children, we must reach them before traffickers do. So in 2010, Love146 started teaching youth how to recognize recruitment tactics, understand vulnerabilities, and develop skills to safely navigate potential and existing exploitative situations. Since then, they have reached nearly 15,000 youth. Now, Love146 is piloting a new curriculum — Not a #Number. This program is unique in that it not only targets and equips youth to respond to threats of trafficking, but supports parents and the professionals who work with children in a holistic collaborative response. Not A #Number incorporates what has been learned in years of experience doing prevention education, and reaches children with the message that they are not commodities, not statistics, can’t be labeled, and have innumerable value.

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Using their nationally‐acclaimed ten‐session curriculum, My Life My Choice Prevention Groups provide a concrete, well‐researched method for preventing commercial sexual exploitation among vulnerable adolescent girls. These groups are offered weekly in schools, group homes, and other community settings. Groups teach at-risk girls how to recognize and avoid the recruitment tactics of pimps and find a path out of exploitation if they are already involved. The groups are designed to change girls’ attitudes and perceptions of the commercial sex industry, as well as build self-esteem and personal empowerment.

Using the strength and power of the collective voices of survivors and their peers, girls not only receive important preventive education, but learn to see themselves as agents of change – empowered with information they want to share with their sisters and friends. This curriculum is relevant for any girl between the ages of 12-18 years old, as all girls are at risk of being commercially sexually exploited.

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National Human Trafficking Hotline – Student Engagement Toolkit

Published in 2013, the National Human Trafficking Hotline Student Toolkit is designed to provide students with resources to identify and raise awareness of human trafficking in their community. Students can play an active role in educating others about human trafficking, promoting the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and preparing their campus communities to take a stand against human trafficking. They are encouraged to tailor their awareness activities to their specific university and community, using these resources as a starting point.

 

NEST equips teachers and youth leaders with age-appropriate curriculum and resources to educate and empower youth – teaching them how to avoid being trafficked, how to stand up for victims of trafficking, and how to spread the word in their communities so that sexual exploitation and human trafficking become a thing of the past.

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Project Hope

The 60-75 minute Human Trafficking Prevention, Identification and Referral lesson, funded and made possible by the Potomac Health Foundation, is based on the tenets of motivational interviewing and change theory. The lesson was specifically designed to elicit self-identification by victims and those at risk. This lesson is currently being delivered to eighth and ninth grade students. It strives to be age appropriate by incorporating relevant imagery, art, music and a documentary produced and copyrighted by Shared Hope International, entitled Chosen. Students are specifically taught: What is labor and sex trafficking; Who are traffickers; Why is sex trafficking occurring; Where is sex trafficking occurring (activity); How sex traffickers groom you for prostitution; How to keep themselves and their friends safe; and, Where to turn for help. After the lesson, students will have the opportunity to discreetly self-identify if they would like to speak with a social worker regarding the lesson regarding concerns for themselves or a peer.

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The Prevention Project is currently a 6-lesson academic curriculum (with an alternate 4-lesson model) administered to high school and middle school students in their classrooms. The program focuses on education the students on the facts and lures of human trafficking locally and globally; developing healthy self-awareness and boundaries; strengthening character; and fostering leadership amongst the students. The Prevention Project empowers the students to be abolitionists, to take the lead in the fight against human trafficking, and to be the ones who see the final demise of modern day slavery.

For more information on getting the Prevention Project program into your community schools, please contact our Director of Prevention Education, Jessica Willis, at jessica@rvaji.com and visit the Prevention Project website: Click Here

The purpose of the “I Promise To Do My Part” Campaign is to engage our youth across America in the issue of human trafficking. The campaign is all about youth helping youth. We obtain High School and College Ambassadors all across the United States to inspire education and awareness to their peers by taking the “I Promise Pledge”.  The 7-lesson curriculum is an outline that educators can use to tailor the material to their classroom. It addresses issues that youth deal with today.

  • Lesson #1 – What does God say about who I am?
  • Lesson #2 – Self-Worth – What Am I Really Worth?
  • Lesson #3 – Why do I feel I have to have approval from peers to establish my worth?
  • Lesson #4 – What am I created to do?
  • Lesson #5 – Regarding Parents.
  • Lesson #6 – Pornography and our Hyper-sexualized Culture.
  • Lesson #7 – Sex Trafficking

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US Fund for UNICEF: TeachUNICEF End Trafficking Unit

End Trafficking is an excellent four-session resource for high school students. Lessons include: 1. Introduction to Trafficking; 2. What’s Our Slavery Footprint? 3. Risk Factors and Vulnerability; and 4. Drawn to the Off Ramps. This resource is available for free download.

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