Helping Florida Schools Keep Kids Safe from Human Trafficking

Robin Hassler Thompson, JD MA - Executive Director, The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC) | Kyra Monteque - Southeast Prevention Coordinator | Shannon Meyer - Curriculum Developer, S.P.E.A.K Up | Elizabeth Fisher Good - Co-Founder and CEO, Selah Way Foundation

April 16, 2021

Training Description

The Florida Department of Education mandates that all school districts educate students and staff about human trafficking. One program doing this work through a “train the trainer” model is Selah Way Foundation, a global network of best practices and service providers in the global anti-sex trafficking movement. The Selah Way Foundation has developed a program to provide school districts, including all faculty/staff and K-12th graders with S.P.E.A.K. UP, a unique train-the-trainer model. Student Prevention Education & Advocacy for kids (S.P.E.A.K. UP) is a turn-key train the trainer model that provides schools and beyond with a top-down approach ensuring all faculty and staff are educated on how to protect students and recognize the red flags, and includes curricula for K-12th grade students. Presenterswith the Selah Way Foundation will discuss the issue of human trafficking, schools, and how local communities can develop programming using a collaborative model. They also will focus on how important it is for children to be informed about both sex and labortrafficking and how to partner in community with local programs, child welfare, and other local stakeholders.