District Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking Prevention
In honor of January being National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Beaumont ISD has planned events, lessons and more dedicated to raising awareness and educating students, staff and the community about identifying and preventing human trafficking.
Students and staff throughout the District raised awareness on January 11 by wearing blue in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
The District continues its partnership with the Harvest House, which provides year-round support as well as age-appropriate learning resources to be implemented to educate students on what love “looks like,” how to identify signs of an unsafe relationship and self-esteem practices. Specifically, the District implemented a prevention-targeted lesson for seventh graders this year to inform students about behaviors to look out for and ways to reach out for help.
The department will host a parent and family information session via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. January 26. The session will include a panel of representatives from the BISD police, technology and counseling departments, the BISD at-risk coordinator, members of the Southeast Texas Alliance Against Trafficking, including Garth House, Harvest House, the district attorney’s office and more.