DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A guide to human trafficking prevention education is now available for use by Ohio schools, youth counselors and anti-human trafficking organizations.
In 2014 and 2015, human trafficking affected at least 100 minors in Ohio and nearly 400 adults, according to data from the Human Trafficking Task Force.
The free, online manual recently released by the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center is aimed at middle and high school students. Human rights lecturer Tony Talbott, who also works at the Dayton center, says the material in the guide can be presented by educators or counselors in one or two hours or class periods depending on the setting.
The guide also provides information for Ohio public school personnel on what to do if children alert them to suspected human trafficking.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reports about a third of all cases reported to its hotline involve minor victims.