The times may be uncertain, but we can be certain that there are still needs, and everyone is uniquely positioned to make a difference.
“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers” – Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Check out these resources to learn how you can be activated in your community today, even from a distance, to make a difference in the lives of others.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
With many more families home and together, there is the possibility for an increase in child abuse and neglect or an increase in disclosures to parents. Parents have a unique opportunity to share with their children about personal safety from resources such as We Stand Guard, Department of Education, Kidsmartz, and Not Me Training. Check out this factsheet to learn more and understand how you can keep kids safe from abuse and maltreatment. Spread the word this month, review tip sheets, and share more information with your community.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
You can still bring awareness to your community with these handouts, toolkits, information cards, and postcards that you can share and post on social media, in an email, or through a newsletter. Explore how you can share resources and bring awareness on social media with graphics and banners.
Needs in the midst of the pandemic
The Polaris Project has put together a list of essential resources specific not only to human trafficking survivors, but also to many others in need in order to assist them during the pandemic.
Still looking for Fair Trade® chocolate and candy for Easter this year? Fair Trade® products can ensure fair wages to farmers and workers during this time.
Looking to stay educated and informed?
The National Criminal justice Training Center offers eLearning materials on relevant topics, including child sex trafficking, online safety, Native American resources, and more for communities and criminal justice professionals.
University counselors can continue to support students from a distance with telebehavioral health counseling appointments. School counselors can access the American School Counselor Association for school counseling resources and ideas, ways to talk to kids about the Coronavirus, and free webinars.
Keeping Kids Safe and Engaged
Looking for free resources to keep kids learning and engaged or activities to do virtually? Resources from the Smithsonian Learning Lab, NetSmartzKids, Scholastic Learn at Home, National Geographic, and WideOpenSchool offer innovative, creative, and fun learning!
Many youth are online, watching shows, and playing games more than normal and may be at an increased risk for exploitation. Check out resources from Common Sense Media and eSafety, where you can learn about the latest games, apps, and social media.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to view the most recent resources, action items, and news. Check out the human trafficking resources and information on our website, sign up for Engage Together® communications to get monthly resources of existing efforts sent right to your inbox, earn your Human Trafficking Awareness Badge through our Justice U™ initiative and get equipped to increase your impact, or subscribe to an Engage Together® Toolkit Plus membership for many examples of existing national and local identification efforts.