New guide helps teachers recognize human trafficking

Abbott introduced the manual, "Human Trafficking: a Guide for Texas Education Professionals," during a meeting of the Texas Human Trafficking Task Force.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas educators are the latest to join the fight against human trafficking thanks to a new prevention manual introduced Tuesday by Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Abbott introduced the manual, “Human Trafficking: A Guide for Texas Education Professionals,” during a meeting of the Texas Human Trafficking Task Force.

The guide is intended to help school districts and educators establish an approach for dealing with suspected cases of human trafficking, understand risk factors for children and how to respond to victims who make an outcry.

“The Office of the Attorney General’s human trafficking prevention guide for education professionals is designed to equip Texas school personnel with the knowledge they need to understand human trafficking, recognize how it might look for children in their schools, realize why this pervasive crime must be reported, and take the proper steps when reporting suspected instances of the crime,” Abbott said.

The complete guide can be found on the Texas Attorney General’s website. 

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