We’ve reached thousands of youth in classrooms and community settings with education that equips them to recognize vulnerabilities and protect themselves from exploitation.
About Prevention Education
Starting in Connecticut in 2010, Love146 Prevention Education program was designed to equip students to understand the realities of human trafficking, better protect themselves and their peers from risk, and get help. Love146 opened an office in Texas in 2013 to begin offering prevention education to thousands more children in the Houston area.
In order to reach a wider and broader audience, in 2014 Love146 created Not a #Number, an interactive five-lesson human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) prevention curriculum that supports a nuanced approach to reach diverse populations of at-risk youth. This program continues to teach youth how to recognize recruitment tactics, understand vulnerabilities, and develop skills to safely navigate potential and existing exploitative situations. Youth also identify healthy support systems, and learn how to access community resources when situations occur that increase their vulnerability or if exploitation is already underway. The curriculum materials also include information and ideas on how to use Not a #Number from the perspective of a whole school or whole system response and find ways to integrate it in the context of other prevention efforts being done to improve school climate.
USING OUR CURRICULUM TO REACH YOUTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
If you’re interested in being updated as our curriculum develops and becomes available for others to implement with youth…
Meet our new US executive director… What’s a “Not a Red Gala” anyway?… Our “My Body is Mine” flipchart debuts in Sierra Leone… Our Philippines Survivor Care team led a training for families about earthquake preparedness… Making recommendations to states through the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Youth in the United States… Our latest Impact Report… and our social media takeover by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ian Urbina.
In the trenches of parenting, there aren’t always right answers — but there are strategies & wisdom tested by the day-to-day tangle of family life. For January, during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Love146 shared new resources for Parents & Caregivers to keep children safe. Then we asked: What specifically works for you? How do you raise children to be safer in our world? We received several beautiful responses, filled with tips and insights from fellow Love146 supporters who are parents.
A member of the Love146 team in Africa reflects on presenting our “My Body is Mine” flip chart: “The children in Madagascar need to be reached because their parents aren’t talking about sexual abuse, or sexuality, with them. So kids aren’t aware of it. Even me, I was not. I didn’t know the meaning of the word “rape” until I was 15. It wasn’t until I was older when I understood what it was.
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We welcome businesses seeking to support Love146, a charity with international coverage, unique expertise in its field and links to local communities throughout Europe.Throughout our partnership, we work with you to understand your business needs, make clear how we think we could add value, and chart an agreed pathway ahead.
There are a number of ways through which we can create a partnership:
Support for specific activity, be it sharing your expertise or making a clear-cut financial donation.
Payroll giving, enabling donations to Love146 directly from salaries. This is a highly tax-efficient way of supporting us, costing individual donors less (because the donation is made before tax) and allowing us to receive more. Many companies run payroll giving schemes.
Challenge events, through which staff morale can be enhanced around a shared goal and positive outcome of supporting children exploited in the UK and Europe.
Cause-related marketing forming a partnership with each through providing resources and funding, whilst at the same time addressing important Love146 business objectives.