A study by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault suggests that almost 79,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking in Texas. The reality that trafficking and abuse of children could be happening in your community is difficult to comprehend, making it challenging to recognize and address. That’s why education on this topic is so important.
As a school board member, you’re required to get training every two years in identifying and reporting potential victims of sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other maltreatment of children. Newly elected trustees must receive this training in their first 120 days in office.
TASB offers online and in-person training options to fulfill this requirement. The program uses an evidence-based, trauma-informed curriculum to help provide guidance for you in your dual roles of governance and oversight. This training in the prevention and awareness of school-aged human trafficking will help equip your board to implement appropriate policies, procedures, and practices in your district to protect staff and students.
The training will:
- Recognize risk factors and indicators related to human trafficking.
- Identify potential human trafficking victims and report as legally required.
It also provides a foundation to:
- Share knowledge with colleagues, parents, and community members.
- Engage in local prevention efforts.
Self-paced, online training is available through TASB’s Online Learning Center (OLC). Log in and search for Child Abuse Prevention: What Board Members Need to Know about Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking, and Other Maltreatment of Children.
Live, in-person or remote, training is also available through TASB Board Development Services. Email us at email@example.com or call 800-580-8272, extension 2453.