What is human trafficking?
To read Annie's response, click here.
Annie co-founded Unlock Freedom in 2012, where she served as President and Executive Director for 5 years and authored the nationally endorsed student curriculum, Project #ITSTOPSWITHME. Unlock Freedom is now a ministry arm of APM.
NEWLY REVISED & DIGITIZED
LIFETIME REACH OVER 50,000
THE FACTS: What is Human Trafficking Anyway?
Session Objective: Students should have a basic understanding of the concept of human trafficking in America and why it is referred to as “modern-day slavery.” They will begin to learn what trafficking looks like here, where it happens, who is involved, and why they need to know.
THE FUEL: What is Fueling Sex Trafficking in America Today?
Session Objective: Students should be able to define what issues are fueling sex trafficking in America and expound upon the reasons why.
THE FORMULA: How Do Traffickers Get Their Victims?
Session Objective: Students should be able to explain the process by which a victim is coerced, forced, or tricked into exploitation. They should now have a full understanding of the way vulnerability, combined with manipulation, can end up in a trafficking situation.
THE FIGHT: What Can I Do to Make a Difference?
Session Objective: Students should know where and how to report human trafficking and suspicious internet activity. They should feel empowered and inspired that they can stand up, speak out, and make a difference right where they’re at.
IT STOPS WITH ME
APART FROM OTHER CURRICULUMS?
It's videos. Because IT STOPS WITH ME was developed from feet-on-the-ground work in multiple sectors of the fight against child sex trafficking in America, its videos depict the issue from a well-rounded and shockingly realistic perspective (see Intro/Session 1 video below).
*The video stories in this curriculum have been used by professionals at a national law enforcement level because of their well-portrayed accuracy. Additionally, Unlock Freedom allows them to be used by various other organizations for education and training purposes.
It's values. The underlying thread throughout the entire IT STOPS WITH ME curriculum is three main things: every person's life has incredible value, every person's life has influence, every person's impact can start with them
PROGRAM EVALUATIONS SHOWED...
Students indicate enhanced knowledge of:
perpetrator characteristics and tactics
magnitude of the problem
proximity of/personal connection to the issue/risk
Students indicate desire to change behaviors:
desire to educate self more
desire to educate others
desire to protect self
desire to protect others
ability to respond to danger
changing social media settings/behavior
desire to take action
*Results from pre/post tests as analyzed by our parters at OU Tulsa
students feel more negatively about pornography
students understand the warning signs of a trafficked victim
students understand how to report a victim
students are more careful online and on social media
QUESTION: Does your curriculum address labor trafficking?
QUESTION: Does your curriculum address LGBTQ youth?
ANSWER: Yes, when discussing vulnerability factors
The IT STOPS WITH ME curriculum includes digital access to the following components:
Session videos and slides
Through these revealing lessons, videos, interactive discussion, and tools for activism, students will be educated and inspired to do their part to combat human trafficking in America.
IT STOPS WITH ME
A CREDIBLE AND TRAUMA-INFORMED CURRICULUM?
IT STOPS WITH ME is both trauma-informed and outcomes-based (see outcomes below). During Annie's full-time involvement in anti-trafficking advocacy, she:
trained hundreds of professionals in education, law enforcement, government, social services, and more.
spoke to thousands of students in schools, shelters, churches, and detention centers.
conducted a webinar for the state of Oklahoma at the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
spoke to members of Congress regarding the connection between pornography and sex trafficking.
was an active member of the Oklahoma Human Trafficking Task Force.
helped lead the Tulsa Child Trafficking Task Force, co-chairing various subcommittees.