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In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, throughout January we'll be bringing you tools and information about the commerical sexual exploitation of young people. Ending trafficking is a federal priority, and youth and family services professionals have an important role to play!
To start, here's a toolkit from the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. "Ending Sexual Exploitation: Activities and Resources for Educators of High School Students" (PDF, 1.7MB) was developed for educators, but it would work just as well in a life skills training or sexual health education class. Use the activities in the kit to raise young people's awareness about human trafficking. The toolkit will also help you prepare a safe environment for learning and enable you to respond properly if young people disclose during the lesson that they've been exploited.
The toolkit's 13 exercises cover topics including gender roles and messages about trafficking and exploitation in the media and pop music. There's also a list of other online curricula about human rights, human trafficking and gender expectations.