Education,  Social Justice

YOUTH SAFETY: Stop Human Trafficking

Course No. ED471u, ED571u

An unacceptable and tragic reality is that somewhere between 200,000 to 300,000 children sit in American classrooms and will be trafficked for labor or sex every year. Because of mandatory school attendance, educators are in a front-line position to identify and intervene in the lives of youth that are most at risk of being exploited. Participants in this course will learn about the scope and devastating effects of this exploitation, how to identify vulnerable students and intervene effectively. 

Importantly, The Heritage Institute has made special arrangements with Friends WPC Nepal, a Seattle non-profit supporting an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Nepal, which saves girls and women from trafficking. Participants can decide to communicate by email and zoom meetings with the Nepal project and their wards, facilitate email communication between their classrooms and youth in the WPC (Women's Protection Center), or they may choose to connect with a local project. All reading is online. 

This course is appropriate for teachers from intermediate grades through high school, school administrators, counselors, and psychologists. 

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • A greater understanding of the scope and severity of human trafficking in the USA and internationally

  • Developed skills and tools to assess students most vulnerable to being exploited

  • More awareness of what steps to take as a means of intervening with vulnerable youth

  • Learned to give an opportunity to educate youth to the dangers of exploitation in age-appropriate ways

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