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Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness

Human Trafficking Mandatory Reporting Reminders Resources from TEA

Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transporting, or procurement of a person for labor or services for involuntary servitude. While human trafficking is a global problem, it is also a Texas problem. School-aged children are vulnerable to the manipulation and exploitation tactics of traffickers. Unfortunately, law enforcement has confirmed cases of trafficking occurring on school grounds, at school events, and even carried out by classmates.
 
Traffickers are brutal, and victims are often subjected to serious, life-altering manipulation and control through the use of threats of violence and abuse. Many children do continue to attend school while being trafficked.
 
See these links for resources to learn more about human trafficking: 

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/contact_us/report_abuse.asp

 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/covid19-child-abuse-neglect-human-trafficking-awareness-and-reporting-faq.pdf

 

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/child-abuse-prevention/child-abuse-prevention-an-overview

 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Reminders and Tips Child Abuse_HT_Eng.pdf

 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Reminders and Tips Child Abuse_HT_Span.pdf

 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Educators-Guide-2020-English.pdf

 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Educators-Guide-2020-Span.pdf

 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Administrator-Card-Child Abuse.pdf

 

https://www.cactx.org/find-a-local-center

 

 

If you have any questions regarding mandatory reporting and human trafficking prevention and awareness requirements, please contact the Division of Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs, PreventingHumanTrafficking@tea.texas.gov 512-463-94