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Available Trainings and Human Trafficking Awareness:

Human Trafficking 101:

Equipping professionals, agencies, and organizations with the basic knowledge on human trafficking concepts and what it looks like in our own community.

“Children in our communities are being groomed and victimized by perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation of youth. Our best chance to keep youth safe from human trafficking is to equip them, their caretakers and the educational professionals in their schools to recognize the signs for prevention and early intervention. Unbound’s “Keeping Students Safe” program addresses this need by providing reproducible, evidence-based prevention education and training to the three groups best positioned to build safer communities for our youth.

  1. STUDENTS: Empower students to keep themselves and others safe through large group presentations and targeted multi-week curricula.

  2. SCHOOL & YOUTH-SERVING PERSONNEL: Train personnel at schools and other youth-serving agencies to identify risk factors, grooming signs and red flags of victimization for prevention, early intervention and appropriate response.

  3. PARENTS & CAREGIVERS: Equip parents and caregivers with understanding of human trafficking and practical tools to partner with their children and their schools to keep them safe.”

“Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development. Not a #Number uses a holistic approach focusing on respect, empathy, individual strengths, and the relationship between personal and societal pressures that create or increase vulnerabilities.”

Provided in partnership with the Texas Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team.

“WestCoast’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT, pronounced “see it”), is designed to improve early identification of children who are commercially sexually exploited. The CSE-IT is appropriate for use by any provider serving youth, including child welfare workers, probation officers, mental health clinicians, and first responders.”

 

Letters to Congress:

Help make a change in legislations concerning Human Trafficking by writing  a letter to your congressmen.
Here are three current bills with sample letters. Thank you for helping in the fight against Human Trafficking! 

H.R. 5150 - ‘Frederick Douglass 5 Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2021’

https://legiscan.com/US/text/HB5150/2021

Write to...

Representative August Pfluger: https://pfluger.house.gov/contact

Representative Jodey Arrington: https://arrington.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm

Representative Ronny Jackson: https://jackson.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

Sample Letter: 

Thank you for the great work you are doing.  I am one of your constituents, and I wanted to share my concern about human trafficking by asking you to support H.R. 5150. This bill would help improve the care that is provided to human trafficking victims by using a survivor-approach and providing education and employment training for survivors. Furthermore, the bill would provide anti-trafficking training for federal law enforcement in the country and offer training for agencies and individuals (nurses, doctors, etc.) that interact with victims of human trafficking. We ask for your support in passing this bill that will benefit residents in Texas who are being exploited.

Thank you!

H.R. 3073 – “Save Our Girls from Sex Trafficking Act of 2021”

https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr3073/BILLS-117hr3073ih.pdf

Write to...

Representative August Pfluger: https://pfluger.house.gov/contact

Representative Jodey Arrington: https://arrington.house.gov/contact/contactform.htm

Representative Ronny Jackson: https://jackson.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

Sample Letter:

Thank you for the great work you are doing.  I am one of your constituents, and I wanted to share my concerns with you about human trafficking and the laws that are currently in the House of Representatives, which would benefit victims of human trafficking. We are asking that you support H.R. 3073 which will create a task force that draws personnel from multiple government agencies to address the issue of child sex trafficking. The bill will also support research on domestic child trafficking, provide school grants to raise awareness about child sex trafficking among students, as well as train law enforcement on human trafficking. It will support job training programs for victims of trafficking as well. I am writing as one of your constituents to help Texan children and adults, who are caught up in this awful industry, by passing this bill.

Thank you!

Senate Bill 223 - ‘Invest in Child Safety Act’

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/223

Write Senator John Cornyn:  https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/node/5853

Sample Letter: 

Dear John Cornyn,

Thank you for the great work you are doing and the work that you have previously done for the people of Texas in human trafficking. I am a resident in the state of Texas, and I wanted to share my concern with you about human trafficking and the bill that is currently in congress which would benefit victims of human trafficking. While you were a district attorney of Texas, you helped fight human trafficking. We are asking that you continue this fight by supporting S.B 223. This bill will help children who are being exploited online. The bill will provide funds to help children who are being exploited by increasing the prevention activities. The bill will also change how communication service providers report cases of sexual exploitation of children.

Thank you!

Write Senator Ted Cruzhttps://www.cruz.senate.gov/contact/write-ted/form

Sample Letter:

Dear Ted Cruz,

Thank you for the great work you are doing and the work that you have previously done for the people of Texas. I am a resident in the state of Texas, and I wanted to share my concern with you about human trafficking and the bill that is currently in congress which would benefit victims of human trafficking. We are asking that you support S.B 223. This bill will help children who are being exploited online. The bill will provide funds to help children who are being exploited by increasing the prevention activities. The bill will also change how communication service providers report cases of sexual exploitation of children.

Thank you!