VIRGINIA'S 1st YOUTH SUMMIT hosted by ImPACT
Coming Saturday, APRIL 21, 2018

In Partnership with iEMPATHIZE, CAPITAL ONE, and CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF RICHMOND @ VCU -

Empowering Students to Live Safely and Choose Well



Human Trafficking: Perspectives from Our Youth



"I want to make a difference by understanding the issue. I can protect myself and my friends by learning the warning signs and knowing how to seek help. Learning about human trafficking will help me make safer choices for myself and my friends. Being a bystander is no longer an option." - Amy, high school student in Virginia



PROJECT STARFISH



Sex Trafficking Awareness for Individual Strength and Hope



A FREE RESOURCE AND EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM ON CHILD / TEEN SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION


DEVELOPED BY


The McCain Institute for International Leadership @

Arizona State University;


The Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research @

Arizona State University


The ASU School of Social Work @Arizona State University



STARFISH is an educational tool developed by academics, researchers, social workers, and teachers, designed to raise awareness and provide education about the social injustice of sex trafficking in the United States.

This is a FREE resource for school administrators and educators to utilize that provides a safe and age-appropriate way to educate middle school and high school students on the issue of sex trafficking.

This resource also provides ideas for mobilizing students to action in educating their peers about risk factors and warning signs, and taking a stand against sex trafficking.

All of the content on this website is FREE of charge and is available for printing and implementing in the classroom.





  • MENU OF THE PROJECT STARFISH CURRICULUM
  1. Sex Trafficking 101 - Warning, Introduction, Victim's Story
  2. Context - Objectives, Who are the Victims and Who are the Traffickers? Force, Fraud, and Coercion
  3. Risk Factors
  4. Recruitment Strategies - Types of Traffickers, The Rules and Means of Control
  5. Warning Signs
  6. Check for Understanding - Closing
  7. Training for the School Professional
  8. Training for the Mental Health Professional
  9. Training for the Medical Professional