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The month of January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the School Social Work Department is bringing awareness to staff and students during this week ~ January 10th –14th! Our theme is S.T.O.P. (Support; Tell; Observe; Protect) Human Trafficking. The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of safe choices, decreasing vulnerabilities, and to share information. It also serves as a reminder that we are all empowered to shape our communities through positivity, bravery, and strength.

Our district partner, Love 146, is an international child trafficking and exploitation prevention agency, which focuses on providing essential information that supports students’ well-being, while increasing their awareness and knowledge of the risks and realities associated with human trafficking. Not a Number is a 5-week curriculum which is being delivered to 9th grade students in select DCSD high schools during the 2021-2022 school year. By the end of school year 2023, all high schools will participate in the program.

On Wednesday, January 12th, we are asking that you wear the gray Not a Number Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness t-shirt or blue which represents the global awareness initiative to fight human trafficking. Let’s continue to support campaigns like this to bring awareness to our school community and communities around the world.

If you suspect a DCSD student is being exploited, please advise your school social worker. If you believe a child in your community is in danger, you may contact the Human Trafficking Hotline at 888.373.7888 or Text 233733. Remember, if you see something, say something. Please click on the link below for additional information on human trafficking from our district partner, Love 146.