PROTECT is a systematic, scalable, statewide prevention program. In collaboration with two other nonprofit organizations, 3Strands Global has helped launch PROTECT in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California and the California Department of Education, joined together in the fight against human trafficking.

The joint mission of PROTECT is to help educators and students across the state identify and prevent instances of human trafficking through a standardized educational curriculum.

3Strands Global has helped created materials to allow 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade teachers to incorporate the topic of human trafficking into their annual educational calendar. These materials are grade-level appropriate, state standard-compliant and provide a holistic view of the problem. The materials also illustrate techniques that support identification and prevention.

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. With as many as 100,000 victims of human trafficking nationwide, education and prevention efforts are quickly becoming an imperative for local governments and school districts.

In this workshop, 3Strands Global will give an overview of the PROTECT program, demonstrate the online learning management system where educators and county workers can access PROTECT content, and give an overview of PROTECT training modules, curriculum, and protocol coordination.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  1. Introduction and Purpose of Session
  2. Overview of Prevention Education in the U.S.
  3. History of PROTECT
    1. Request from CA AG
    2. Collaboration with partners
  4. What are "Systematic" and "Scalable"?
  5. Measuring Successs
    1. Qualitative measures
    2. Quantitative measures (formal research)
  6. Current Implementations
    1. Where
    2. How many
    3. Lessons learned
  7. Questions

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the current state of prevention education nationwide.

Understand California's Human Trafficking Prevention Education Act - AB 1227

Understand what a systematic and scalable prevention education program looks like

Understand how to measure the success of a prevention education program

Target Audience

Educators, Therapists, CPS/ Child Welfare, Victim Advocate, Healthcare Professionals

Prerequisites for Attendees

Participants should have a good grasp of the concept of human trafficking. They should understand the basics of how victims are enticed/enslaved for both labor and sex trafficking and the techniques, tricks and tools that traffickers use.

A background in education, although helpful, is NOT required for this session.

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