Not a Number is Love146's child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum.

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About the Curriculum

Not a Number is an interactive child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum designed to provide youth with information and skills in a manner that inspires them to make safe choices. Youth learn to identify and utilize healthy support systems that may decrease their vulnerabilities.

Through open conversations, engaging activities, the use of media, and opportunities for self-disclosure, participants will:

  • Raise their awareness of what constitutes human trafficking and exploitation.
  • Learn how to recognize recruitment tactics and understand vulnerabilities.
  • Challenge harmful stereotypes and societal attitudes.
  • Identify healthy support systems.
  • Develop skills to safely navigate potential and existing exploitative situations.
  • Learn how to access community resources when situations occur that increase their vulnerability (or if exploitation is already underway).

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not a number: a spoken word poem

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what will youth learn in each module?

  • Complete a pre-test assessing their baseline knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills as related to human trafficking and exploitation.
  • Define key terms: exploitation, human trafficking, vulnerability.
  • Recognize who can be affected by human trafficking and exploitation, and the strategies that traffickers/exploiters employ to recruit youth.
  • Identify signs and red flags of grooming and recruitment.

  • Analyze how social and cultural norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
  • Challenge stereotypes and judgements we make of individuals in society.
  • Understand present laws regarding technology, messaging, and social media use
  • Reject the idea that engaging in risky behavior makes abuse the victim’s fault

  • Define consent.
  • Learn how to recognize unhealthy relationships and build healthy relationships by analyzing examples of both, identifying their characteristics and red flags, and recognizing abusive behavior as abusive.
  • Identify how people utilize technology to build relationships and to abuse and exploit.

  • Identify personal and peer vulnerabilities (e.g., individual, relationship, environment, society) and risk factors.
  • Identify language that can be potentially harmful to one's self and to others.
  • Recognize it is important to acknowledge and communicate one’s specific feelings.
  • Challenge youth to develop healthy language alternatives.
  • Identify recruitment tactics designed to exploit vulnerabilities.
  • Identify individual pressures that may make people vulnerable and more likely to engage in risky behaviors.

  • Know how to locate and use community resources.
  • Create a safety plan for a potentially risky situation.
  • Encourage a peer to seek support should they be experiencing vulnerabilities or abuse/exploitation.
  • Apply safety planning strategies to complex real-world situations.
  • Demonstrate refusal or negotiation skills that avoid or reduce risk.
  • Determine when situations may require adult and/or professional support.

Who is the Intended Audience?

  • The curriculum was developed for youth ages 12-18, is inclusive of all genders, and is designed for applicability across gender, ethnicity, sexual identities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • All youth are inherently vulnerable to exploitation. However, youth with high-risk indicators such as involvement with systems (e.g. juvenile justice, child welfare), history of abuse and/or neglect, exposure to violence, risky sexual behavior on and offline will particularly benefit from the knowledge and skills they will develop through the curriculum.
  • The curriculum is designed for primary and secondary prevention and early identification of vulnerabilities and exploitation. While youth who have experienced human trafficking and exploitation may benefit from Not a Number, it is not intended to be used as a primary treatment tool.
  • Not a Number focuses on empowering youth through education. By creating the space for instruction and honest dialogue with young people on topics such as human trafficking, exploitation, abuse, vulnerability, and violence, they gain knowledge and skills to advocate for themselves and others.

How is Not a Number designed to meet the needs of youth?

  • It moves beyond the traditional “information deficit” model and instead encourages peer-to-peer prevention, as youth often confide in one another before alerting an adult. It motivates youth to advocate for themselves and others through an environment that fosters mutual support. It establishes a safe and respectful space for youth and adults to have open and informed dialogue necessary for effective prevention.
  • It prepares youth to navigate content specific to their experiences as young people, including recognizing how the internet and social media can be used by traffickers, questioning the cultural norms created by media, reducing risky behavior in physical and digital setting, and identifying the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • It takes a cooperative, holistic approach to young people’s needs focusing on social-emotional abilities, such as empathy, respect, and the relationship between personal and societal pressures that create or increase vulnerabilities.

How was Not A Number Developed?

Not a Number has been developed in consultation with experts in the fields of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, education, and research and evaluation, including:


Associate Professor, Education Department, University of New Haven


Professor and Chair, Education Department, University of New Haven


Human Trafficking Program Specialist, US Department of Health & Human Services


Consultant, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center


Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire


Research Associate Professor, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire


Research Associate Professor, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire


Consultant on CSEC Boys/Adolescent Males

The Not a Number curriculum was piloted in Connecticut, Florida, and Texas through Love146, Aspire Health Partners, and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families—reaching over 2,500 youth in schools, child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, residential programs, and other community settings.


Are you a professional who works with youth and are interested in learning more about the Not a Number licensing and certification process?

Licensing & Certification

Benefits for certified facilitators

A license includes
  • A three-day training designed to equip staff to facilitate Not a Number and collect the appropriate evaluative data.
  • Training on human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.
  • Modeling of Not a Number modules during the training.
  • Coaching on facilitation techniques with diverse settings and appropriate response to disclosures.
  • Not a Number participant teach­-back.
  • One­ year license.
  • Not a Number curriculum book and digital access to all curriculum resources.
  • Access to online monitoring and evaluation app and agency/individual outcome data.
  • Access to quarterly coaching calls on special topics (e.g., victim blaming, sexting, responding to disclosures).
  • Ongoing access to Love146 Prevention Advisory Specialists for coaching and programmatic support.
  • Annual curriculum updates and training.

What does licensing and certification look like?

  • Schools, child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, as well as other youth-serving organizations, are eligible for licensing. Organizations who become licensed can have facilitators complete the three-day Facilitator Certification Training, and be certified to implement the curriculum.
  • Strong candidates for certification, selected by their organizations, are individuals with experience working with at-risk youth in a professional capacity. Individuals with facilitation experience, that have utilized other prevention curricula and have group facilitation as part of their role, are a good fit for certification (e.g., school counselors, teachers, and social workers).
  • To maintain certification, facilitators are required to: implement and submit data that fulfills the obligations based on your license/scholarship agreement; and participate in annual online recertification activities.

What would I need to bring Not a Number to the youth in my organization?

  • A group of 5 to 30 youth.
  • Approximately five 50-minute time blocks. The program can also be taught in four sessions or expanded to six sessions if needed.
  • At least one facilitator per group. Based on your agency’s needs, you may select a Love146 certified facilitator to implement the program or you may obtain a license to utilize the program directly and send a staff member to a training to become certified to administer the curriculum

I'm not eligible for licensing right now, but would still love to see Not A Number in my community. What can I do?

If you’re a parent, caregiver, youth pastor, or other concerned community member, you can share information about Not a Number with eligible schools, child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, and other youth-serving organizations in your area. Additionally, we have resources for those working with youth that aren’t certified facilitators.

Submit an inquiry about

After looking over the requirements above, if you'd like more information on licensing and certification, scheduling a training, or participating in an upcoming regional training, submit an inquiry here.

licensed locations

These states and agencies are currently licensed for Not a Number. Agencies with contact info may be accepting referrals.


Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center

Clanton, AL

United Way of East Central Alabama

Anniston, AL


Arizona Youth Partnership

Tucson, AZ


Shawn Hrncir Consulting

Phoenix, AZ


Glendale, AZ


River Valley Child Advocacy Center

Russellville, AR


Butte County Independent Living Program

Chico, CA

Central Valley Justice Coalition

Fresno, CA


Community Violence Solutions

San Pablo, CA

Youth and Family Programs

Redding, CA

Youth for Change

Chico, CA


Aurora Public Schools

Aurora, CO

KingsWay Christian Academy

Castle Rock, CO


Marvin W Foote Youth Services Center

Centennial, CO

Mount View Youth Services Center

Lakewood, CO

Platte Valley Youth Services Center

Greeley, CO

Pueblo Youth Services Center

Pueblo, CO

SafeHouse Denver

Denver, CO

SARA House

Fort Morgan, CO


Colorado Springs, CO

Youth Zone

Glenwood Springs, CO

Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center

Colorado Springs, CO


Bridgeport Superior Court for Juvenile Matters and Detention Center

Bridgeport, CT

CT Department of Children and Families

Hartford, CT


Hartford Superior Court for Juvenile Matters and Detention Center

Hartford, CT

Journey House

Willimantic, CT

Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division

Wethersfield, CT

Klingberg Family Centers

New Britain, CT


Lisa Inc.

Southington, CT

My Sister’s Keeper United LLC

New Britain, CT

NAFI CT Inc/Touchstone

Litchfield, CT

Perfectly Imperfekt

Vernon, CT


Solnit PRTF

Middletown, CT

Ten Harmony Girls’ Group Home

Danbury, CT

United Community & Family Services (UCFS) Healthcare

Norwich, CT


Wheeler Clinic

Waterbury, CT

Women’s Center of Greater Danbury

Danbury, CT

Women’s Support Services

Sharon, CT


YWCA New Britain

New Britain, CT


Family Ministries of Florida

Seffner, FL


Miami, FL

The Center for Family and Child Enrichment

Miami Gardens, FL


CBMMastery, LLC

Norcross, GA

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA


Atlanta, GA

Dekalb County School District

Atlanta, GA

Fulton County Schools

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Atlanta, GA


Augusta, GA

Illuminate Justice

Columbus, GA


Marietta City Schools

Marietta, GA


Micah’s Promise

Columbus, GA


Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Revved Up Kids

Peachtree Corners, GA


Richmond County Juvenile Court

Augusta, GA

Satilla Advocacy Services

Waycross, GA

Shemeka Dawson Ministries, LLC

Atlanta, GA

The Mordecai Project

LaGrange, GA


Bashor Children’s Home

Goshen, IN

Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center

Avon, IN

Tracy MCDaniel Consultations, LLC

Indianapolis, IN

Youth Opportunity Center – Henry County Campus

Munice, IN


Seaman USD 345

Topeka, KS

Shawnee County Community Corrections

Topeka, KS

Shawnee County Department of Corrections

Topeka, KS

USD 437

Topeka, KS


Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center

Florence, KY


Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center

Baton Rouge, LA

Child Advocacy Services

Luling, LA

Children’s Advocacy Network

Alexandria, LA

Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center

Shreveport, LA

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Healing Place Serve

Baton Rouge, LA

Hearts of Hope

Lafayette, LA

Hope Awaits

Lafayette, LA

Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services

Ruston, LA

New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center

New Orleans, LA


Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response

Baton Rouge, LA

The Wellspring

Monroe, LA


Just Love Worldwide

Westbrook, ME

THRIVE New England

Sanford, ME


Board of Child Care

Martinsburg, MD


Cecil County Child Advocacy Center

Elkton, MD


180 Degrees

St. Paul, MN

Ain Dah Yung Center

St. Paul, MN

Anoka County

Anoka, MN

Brown County Health and Human Services

New Ulm, MN

Canvas Health

Oakdale, MN


Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center

St. Cloud, MN

Committee Against Domestic Abuse

St. Peter, MN



Bloomington, MN


Dakota County Juvenile Services Center

Hastings, MN

Divine Institute

St. Paul, MN

Division of Indian Work

St. Cloud, MN

DOVE (White Earth Nation)

White Earth, MN


Evergreen Youth and Family Services

Bemidji, MN

Free Grace United

Elk River, MN

Go Forward Residential Group Home, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MN

Grand Portage Human Services

Grand Portage, MN

Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center

Minneapolis, MN

Hmong American Partnership

St. Paul, MN

Hubbard County Social Services

Park Rapids, MN

Hunter’s Place, LLC

Marshall, MN

Life House

Duluth, MN

Little Sand Group Home

Remer, MN

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Mankato, MN


Men as Peacemakers

Duluth, MN

Mending the Sacred Hoop

Duluth, MN

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Family Violence Prevention

Onamia, MN

Minneapolis Police Department

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Girls Academy

Bricelyn, MN

Neighborhood House

St. Paul, MN

North Homes, Inc

Grand Rapids, MN

Olmsted County Juvenile Probation

Rochester, MN

Olmsted County Victim Services

Rochester, MN

Port Group Homes

Brainerd, MN

Prairie Lakes Youth Program

Willmar, MN

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Duluth, MN


Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center

St. Paul, MN

Rebound, Inc

Minneapolis, MN

Rebound, Inc

Minneapolis, MN

Sherburne County Area United Way

Elk River, MN

Someplace Safe

Minneapolis, MN


Southwest Crisis Center

Worthington, MN


Support Within Reach

Grand Rapids, MN

Terebinth Refuge

Waite Park, MN


The Hills Youth and Family Services

Duluth, MN

Village Ranch, Inc.

Cokato, MN

White Earth DOVE Program

White Earth, MN


Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment

Saint Paul, MN

Women’s Rural Advocacy Program

Marshall, MN


Wright County Health & Human Services

Buffalo, MN

Wright County Public Health

Buffalo, MN

YMCA Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN


Zimmerman Middle High School

Zimmerman, MD


Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Sally Kate Winters Family Services

West Point, MS


Set Me Free Project

Omaha, NE


Women’s Fund of Omaha

Omaha, NE

New Hampshire

NH Division for Children, Youth and Families

Concord, NH

New Mexico

New Mexico Dream Center

Albuquerque, NM

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

New York

A New Hope Center

Owego, NY

Allegany County Department of Social Services

Olean, NY

Allegany County Probation Department

Belmont, NY

Baker Victory Services

Lackawanna, NY

Bethlehem Central School District

Delmar, NY

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Niagara Falls, NY

Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler

Elmira, NY

Child Advocacy Center of Niagara

Niagara Falls, NY

Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County

Jamestown, NY


Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

Poughkepsie, NY

Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference

Binghamton, NY

Clinton County Child Advocacy Center

Plattsburgh, NY

Clinton County Mental Health

Plattsburgh, NY


Clinton County Youth Advocate Program

Plattsburgh, NY

Connecting Communities in Action

Salamanca, NY

Cortland County Child Advocacy Center

Cortland, NY

Directions in Independent Living, Inc.

Olean, NY

Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services

Millbrook, NY

Ellicottville Central School

Ellicottville, NY

Family Services of New York

Poughkeepsie, NY

Genesee-Orleans County Youth Bureau

Batavia, NY

Hornell Area Concern for Youth

Hornell, New York


International Institute of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY


Brooklyn, NY

Madison County Department of Social Services

Wampsville, NY

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center

Syracuse, NY

Mount Sinai

New York, NY


Neighborhood Center

Utica, NY


New York Division of Criminal Justice Services

Albany, NY

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Buffalo, NY

Niagara County Department of Social Services

Lockport, NY

NYC Administration for Children’s Services

New York, NY


Fulton, NY

Oneida County Child Advocacy Center

Utica, NY

Orleans County Department of Social Services

Albion, NY

Oswego County Child Advocacy Center

Oswego, NY

People Against Trafficking Humans (P.A.T.H.), Inc.

Depew, NY



Watertown, NY


Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc.

Bath, NY


Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY


Safe Homes of Orange County

Newburgh, NY


Safe Horizon

New York, NY


Safe Inc. of Schenectady

Schenectady, NY


Salamanca City Central School District

Salamanca, NY

SCO Family of Services

New York, NY

St. Christopher’s Inc

New Windsor, NY


Steuben County Department of Social Services

Bath, NY

Survivor Advocacy of Finger Lakes

Newark, NY

The Center for Youth

Salamanca, NY

The Children’s Village

Bronx, NY

The Salvation Army Anew Center

Jamestown, NY

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region

Albany, NY

Ulster County Safe Harbour Program

Ulster County, NY

Upstate Family Health Center

Utica, NY

Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Newark, NY


Wyoming County Youth Bureau

Warsaw, NY

YWCA of Jamestown

Jamestown, NY


North Dakota

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Fargo, ND



A New Day Youth and Adult Services

Ottawa, ON


Stepping Stones Foster Care

Ottawa, ON

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

Ottawa, ON


Bethesda Lutheran Services

Meadville, PA

Family Services Incorporated

Altoona, PA

Permission 2 Be Inc.

Drexel Hill, PA


Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Pittsburgh, PA

South Carolina

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center

Summerville, SC

Engaging Minds Services, INC

Conway, SC


Greenville, SC


South Dakota

Beacon Center

Watertown, SD

Call to Freedom

Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Sioux Falls, SD

Youth & Family Services

Rapid City, SD


Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center

Gainesville, TX

Arrow Child and Family Ministries (Freedom Place)

Spring, TX

Aware Central Texas

Belton, TX

BCFS Health and Human Services Common Thread

San Antonio, TX

Beyond Trafficking

Buffalo Gap, TX

Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas

Nolanville, TX


Bridgehaven Children’s Advocacy Center

Dayton, TX

CASA Montgomery County

Conroe, TX


CASA of Southeast Texas

Beaumont, TX


Chaparral Star Academy

Austin, TX

Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County

Tyler, TX


Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County

Tyler, TX


ChildSafe San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Communities in Schools Permian Basin

Midland, TX

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

Dallas, TX

DeWitt County Juvenile Probation

Cuero, TX

Eastland Crisis Center

Eastland, TX

Emerald of the Sea

Abilene, TX

Fort Bend Co. Juvenile Probation Dept.

Richmond, TX

Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center

Seguin, TX

Harmony Home CAC

Odessa, TX

Harold’s House – East Texas Alliance for Children

Lufkin, TX


Hidalgo County Juvenile Probation Department

Edinburg, TX

High Sky Children’s Ranch

Midland, TX

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center

Burnet, TX

Hopewell Supportive Services

Houston, TX

Houston Area Women’s Center

Houston, TX


Irving Police Department

Irving, TX

Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center

Midland, TX

NeBOE Connection

Austin, TX


Noah Project Family Violence Center

Abilene, TX

Norma’s House

Gonzales, TX

Paso Del Norte Center of Hope

El Paso, TX


Project Protect Our Children

Kingwood, TX


Ransomed Life

San Antonio, TX

Refugee Services of Texas

Austin, TX

Region 20 Education Service Center

San Antonio, TX

Regional Victim Crisis Center

Abilene, TX

SAFE Austin

Austin, TX

Safe Place of the Permian Basin

Midland, TX

Santa Maria ISD

Santa Maria, TX


Round Rock, TX


Texas Network Of Youth Services (TNOYS)

Austin, Texas


The Children’s Assessment Center

Houston, TX

The Children’s Shelter

San Antonio, TX


The Landing

Houston, TX


The Tejano Center

Houston, TX


Thriving United

Midland, TX

TruLight127 Foster & Adopt Ministries

Marion, TX

TX Dept of State Health Services

Lubbock, TX

Unbound BCS

Bryan, TX


UnBound Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX


UnBound Houston

Houston, TX


UnBound Waco

Waco, TX


United Against Human Trafficking

Houston, TX


Upbring-Foster in Texas

Austin, TX

Victoria County Juvenile Probation

Victoria, TX


Voice of Hope Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

Lubbock, TX


Wanda Porter, LLC

San Antonio, TX

Williamson County Child Advocacy Center

Georgetown, TX

YES Prep Fifth Ward

Houston, TX

Yes to Youth

Conroe, TX


Youth-Reach Houston

Houston, TX


South Burlington Police Department

South Burlington, VT


Samaritan House

Virginia Beach, VA

Street Ransom

Roanoke, VA


West Virginia

Crittenton Services, Inc.

Wheeling, WV

Golden Girl, Inc.

Ceredo, WV

New River Ranch

Fayetteville, WV


Pressley Ridge

Morgantown, WV

She Who Dares Consulting, LLC

Buffalo, WV


The Children’s Home of Wheeling, Inc.

Wheeling, WV



Eau Claire Academy

Wauwatosa, WI

Human Development Center

Superior, WI

Reach Counseling Services, Inc.

Neenah, WI


The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse – Wisconsin

Superior, WI


Sweetwater Against Trafficking

Greenriver, WY


Uprising Wyoming

Sheridan, WY

Volunteers of America, Northern Rockies

Sheridan, WY

Y.E.S. House Foundation

Gillette, WY


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