TRAIN SCHOOL PERSONNEL & COUNTY STAKEHOLDERS
- PROTECT has developed 3 short training modules (Human Trafficking 101, 102, and 103) that take about 3 hours to complete, and are available through our online learning management system or in-person through county/district PROTECT trainings.
- Human Trafficking 101: An Introduction to Human Trafficking
- Human Trafficking 102: Complex Trauma Impacts of CSEC
- Human Trafficking 103: Red Flags and Protocols
INCREASE THE PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH OUR ONLINE LEARNING MODULES
These modules provide a comprehensive understanding of the dangers, signs and historical roots of human trafficking. The goals are to identify victims at the earliest possible stage, reduce the vulnerability of all children to human trafficking and empower children to conquer these kinds of challenges in their own lives.
What grade levels are offered through PROTECT?
- PROTECT © has developed trauma-informed curriculum for grades 5, 7, 9, and 11 that meet California’s state standards and is available online for teachers to download.
What students should be receiving these lessons?
- The 5th grade lesson is appropriate for grades K-5;
- The 7th grade lesson is appropriate for grades 6-8;
- The 9th grade lesson is appropriate for all high school students; and
- The 11th grade lesson is appropriate for grades 11-12, and could also be implemented during 8th grade history.
What is available to the teachers that are educating students about human trafficking?
- The lesson plans come with teacher training videos (no longer than 1 hour, 10 minutes), PowerPoints, teaching narratives, classroom activities, and letters that can be sent home to notify parents that PROTECT © will be taught to students at some point during the school year.
Will we be able to measure the level of knowledge that our students and educators have on this topic?
- A key component to the PROTECT © program is research – so as we implement this program in your county, we will have data to provide to you on the level of impact that we’ve made with your students and your school personnel.
Partners and Contributors
The following organizations and individuals have contributed to the development of the PROTECT © Program.
- The California Department of Education, Student Services and Safety Division
- California Department of Social Services
- WestCoast Children’s Clinic
- Five CA CSEC advisory board survivor leaders
- Arturo Baiocchi, Ph.D.
- Tyler M. Argüello, Ph.D., DCSW, LCSW
- Francis Yuen, DSW, ACSW
- Three social work Master’s students from Sacramento State University
- The Office of the CA Attorney General
- External evaluator, The Institute for Social Research
- Focus groups of educators at multiple grade levels
- Focus groups of students at elementary, middle, and high schools
- Focus group of both sex trafficking and labor survivor leaders
- Sac County Child Welfare CSEC program manager
- Thousands of educating staff and students who have been trained and educated, since 2016, in 33 different counties in CA.